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January 7, 2013
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  • Researchers: Factory jobs were hit by trade deal with China
    Giving China "permanent normal trade relations" status in 2000 has reduced U.S. manufacturing employment by 29.6%, according to a paper by Federal Reserve researcher Justin Pierce and Yale University's Peter Schott. Without the deal, U.S. manufacturing jobs would have increased by about 10% rather than contracting, they concluded. The Washington Post/Wonkblog (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Your Bottom Line 
  • What type of CFO are you?
    The role of finance chief is changing, but it is widely agreed the position shouldn't stretch so far as to become ineffective, write Ankur Agrawal, John Goldie and Bill Huyett. There are four profiles of the "new" CFO -- the finance expert, the generalist, the performance leader and the growth champion -- all of which have their pros and cons, the trio write. McKinsey Quarterly (free registration) (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
In the C-Suite 
  • Get personal to engage your team
    John Bossong writes that when his 17-year-old daughter picked up her first paycheck, she found that her boss had added a brief handwritten note welcoming her and encouraging her to give her all. That simple act showed the boss' commitment to achieving a "higher purpose" and keeping workers motivated and engaged, Bossong writes. "If you want a team that is unified and aligned, make leadership personal," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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As your visibility increases, you have to put better screening mechanisms in place -- the reward being a lot more time and a lot less hassle in your professional life."
--Dorie Clark, writing in Harvard Business Review online's HBR Blog Network
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