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December 26, 2012
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  • Management advice from "A Christmas Carol"
    Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" can teach today's executives a lot about management, Alex Knapp writes. Chief among these lessons: "Generosity and loyalty are rewarded in the long run, and they make a career and a job worth having," Knapp writes. Forbes (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • End-of-year feedback? You're doing it wrong
    Bosses who hold year-end reviews for their workers are approaching feedback in the wrong way, writes Denis Wilson. Feedback should be a continuous process of praise and gradual course-correction, not a once-a-year blowout event. "Dropping bombs on employees once or twice a year only serves to build up pressure and make feedback sessions feel like indictments," Wilson writes. Fast Company online (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Does your state's "right to work" law affect your business?
    Yes -- it has benefited our business  51.11%
    No -- we don't operate in states with a "right to work" law, but support such legislation  16.30%
    No, and we don't support "right to work" legislation  11.85%
    Not sure  11.11%
    Yes -- it has hurt our business  9.63%
  • When will Congress reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff"?
Before the end of the year
Before new Congress convenes
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No deal will be reached

Off the Charts 
  • Notre Dame cathedral to mark its 850th anniversary
    Notre Dame cathedral in Paris will celebrate its 850th anniversary in the coming weeks. The first stone of the historic structure was laid in 1163, and it took 180 years to put the final one in place. BBC (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The standard moves the auditor's communication with the audit committee away from compliance checklists, and decisively in the direction of meaningful, effective interchange."
--PCAOB Chairman James Doty, in a statement quoted by Accounting Today
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