The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback [HBR Blog Network]

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. Thus, it is vital for managers to learn how and when to give negative feedback.

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4 Simple Ways to Maximize Productivity on the Road [Lifehack]

Despite the endless predictions that business travel will become “obsolete,” spending on business travel has just climbed to an all-time high according to Oxford Economics. Since business travel doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon, what steps should you take to maximize your productivity on the road?

Here are my four top tips for effective business travel:

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US tax reform: Reducing the tax code’s bias for debt [International Tax Review]

In January, International Tax Review’s Matthew Gilleard reported on some reactions to a corporate tax reform proposal forwarded by Robert Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, which would reduce the US corporate tax rate by limiting interest deductions. Here, Pozen responds to some of those objections.

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A Win-Win: Compromise on Foreign Profits [Brookings UpFront]

In last year’s State of the Union, President Obama argued in favor of reforming how the U.S. taxes the foreign profits of U.S. corporations: “From now on, every multinational company should have to pay a basic minimum tax.” While an international minimum tax is a sound idea, it should be part of a broader effort to fix our dysfunctional system for taxing foreign profits.

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