Leadership

President of Irish budget carrier Ryanair Michael O'Leary

Airlines

Ryanair chief 'underpaid and underappreciated'

Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's famously opinionated chief executive, has dismissed holidays as "a waste of time" and says flying with his own airline costs him "a fortune in excess baggage".

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Money.

Executive pay

Torrent of perks keeps execs in the pink

Corporate jets, private-school fees and insurance are among the millions of dollars in executive perks paid by the nation's biggest companies.

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Catriona Noble.

Burger queen

Catriona Noble, the CEO of McDonald's Australia, picks the pickle out of her burger. I don't know how anyone could do that. It goes against the vibe of the thing.

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jobs

Faking it

Rules of charisma

Steve Jobs was renowned for his almost messianic aura, but a new book claims that same power is in all of us.

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Bosses want their cash bonuses.

Money talks

Cash bonus best for bosses

Want to motivate senior executives? It's easy with some old fashioned cold, hard cash.

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Is money more important than perks for high-powered executives?

Executive extras

Jobs with benefits

They enjoy huge salaries and nearly always have their own parking space, but which perks do senior execs most value?

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Tennis star Rafael Nadal was 17 when he beat his mentor Carlos Moya.

Work skills

The magic of a mentor

You are never too good to grow or to learn from the right mentor.

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woman

Gender skills

Are women the best leaders?

US survey ranks women higher than men in the 16 key competencies most prized in top leaders.

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