Why Summer Is the Best Time To Plot a Career Move

It’s the lazy days of summer. And in many offices, deadlines, projects and even hiring will be stalled by the vacation days of key stakeholders. Why look for a new job now?

Jul 17, 2018
How To Fire a CEO

It was a kind of corporate whiplash last week when Barnes & Noble announced that its CEO had been fired without severance. Here's what the ailing bookseller must do now.

Jul 11, 2018
Pre-Vacation Checklist: Preparing to Disengage

Before you walk out of the office on vacation, there are some important tasks you must attend to, Maryland Smith professor Cynthia Kay Stevens says.

Jul 10, 2018
How To Take a Better Vacation

Finding more pleasure in your time off boils down to some simple steps, Maryland Smith professor Nicole M. Coomber says.

Jul 10, 2018
Stop Putting People to Sleep With Your PowerPoints

If your organization relies on PowerPoint or similar software, it doesn’t mean your presentation is destined to leave your audience bored or surfing their smartphones for a distraction.

Jun 26, 2018
Time for a Plastic Revolution?

Images of vast islands of garbage in the oceans and recent revelations that much of the world's recycling isn't being recycled at all have some experts wondering whether society might be heading for a revolution in plastics and packaging.

Jun 20, 2018
The Best (and Worst) Ways To Sign an Email

Experts from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business expose the best and worst ways to close a professional email.

Jun 12, 2018
Summertime, But Dressing Isn’t Easy

Standing in front of the closet figuring out what to wear in the morning doesn't get any easier just because it's summer. If anything, it's harder.

Jun 06, 2018
Your Business School Summer Reading List

The Smith School proudly presents its 15th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty members. The 2018 edition covers everything from blind spots in statistics to the science of having a good day at the office.

May 30, 2018
Walmart’s Big Month on the World Stage

We are watching a new and very different global Walmart take shape, the Smith School's Anil K. Gupta writes. Recent moves in the U.K., India and Brazil are "bold and brilliant," he says.

May 14, 2018