The Week That Was

Set your sights on the top stories from the week of July 21.

1. Norm Kamikow: Publishing Executive and Editor: 1943-2014: This week we mourned the loss of MediaTec Publishing president and editor-in-chief Norm Kamikow, who passed away last Monday. Executive editor Mike Prokopeak looks back at a leader's legacy.

2. Humility Above Arrogance: Leaders can get away with a lot when their companies are successful. But where does the razor-thin line exist between confidence and arrogance, and how can crossing it impact business? Rita Pyrillis has more.

3. Recruiting the Long-Term Unemployed: Hiring managers shouldn't see long-term unemployed applicants as damaged goods. Talent Management editor Kate Everson has more in this month's Insight with Jody Greenstone Miller.

4. Changing the Performance Mindset: Before ranking and yanking, make sure your organization includes qualitative assesments and isn't falling prey to traditional manager bias. Learn more in Sebastian Bailey's es

5.  Former Abercrombie & Fitch CDO Todd Corley Sets the Record Straight: Following the announcement of his departure from the clothing retailer, Todd Corley talks to Diversity Executive editor Kellye Whitney about why he really left. Hint: it wasn't his decision.

In other news…

You won't hear many people complaining about a three-day weekend. But what about a three-day workweek? Carlos Slim, a telecommunications tycoon who doubles as one of the richest men in the world, believes that shortening the work week by two days could happen as long as people are willing to work beyond the typical retirement age. He's not the only one to think so, either. Google co-founder Larry Page thinks weeks should be shorter and vacations longer, and Virgin Group leader Richard Branson is encouraging companies in the UK to hire two part-time employees rather than one full-time worker. Supporters of the idea say it would make employees healthier and more productive at work, but opponents see it as a complicated wrench to throw into the 24-7 economy.