For chief executives, workplace crises are a relatively common scenario that can be handled with the same calmness and clarity that earns CEOs their role. But what happens when the crisis occurs in an executive’s personal life, ultimately impacting the business’s health and vitality?
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Millennials live in a world that is increasingly virtual. They text, Snapchat, and tweet instead of picking up the phone and calling one another, and Skype instead of going out for coffee. That is part of the reason companies are having a hard time filling a growing number of open sales positions, a profession that requires a great deal of personal, face-to-face connections.
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You might have seen Netflix beginning to advertise the trailers for the fourth season of its hit show, “House of Cards” (which debuts on March 4). If you’re familiar with the series that follows the trials and tribulations of the fictional President of the United States (POTUS) Frank Underwood, you know he’s all too familiar with the word “scandal.” Even more so, his questionable practices as president and unethical treatment of his staff make him the epitome of an abusive leader.
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It has taken Jeffrey Immelt 15 years, but the General Electric CEO finally has remade the industrial conglomerate in his own image and may have escaped the shadow of his predecessor, Jack Welch, who will go down in history as one of the most iconic business chiefs of all time.
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Here's a governance test question to pose to your board: When should you start a CEO succession plan? Correct answer: The day a new CEO takes office. The point, of course, is that it’s never too soon to start planning for a leadership transition. As dramatic as that may sound, it’s actually a fundamental truth, one borne out by anecdotal evidence on a regular basis.
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There are a tremendous amount of numbers in play today as government agencies report everything from labor statistics to wages, ...
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders finally squared off in a debate only against each other on Thursday evening in New Hampshire, and their main argument was over Wall Street: Would financiers have too much influence with Clinton for her to operate independently as a president?
More first-time advertisers than ever are taking advantage of the opportunity to queue up for this year’s big game.
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Manufacturing problems in the pharmaceuticals industry are not isolated incidents. Rather, they are the beginning of a chain of events that could have dire effects on the end user.
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Many things keep manufacturing CEOs up at night, but one of the most nagging is the challenge of ensuring that they’ve got enough skilled workers to keep the machines running in the future.
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Robotics has transformed manufacturing profoundly—but pretty gradually—over the last generation. But more experts argue that manufacturing CEOs now must participate in a true “robotics revolution” that will comprise the next great leap in manufacturing.
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From the International Consumer Electronics Show in January to an ongoing pilot laundry service in Chicago’s trendy Lincoln Park, manufacturing CEOs increasingly are directing their companies to leverage a number of factors in support of service-based strategies, from digital connectivity to the increasing desire by consumers for reliable brand names that can take more of the burdens of everyday life from them.
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West Virginia seems poised to become the nation’s 26th “right to work” state. That’s a prospect which thrills many manufacturing ...
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Paperless manufacturing may offer industries a feasible option to help streamline production and facilitate internal communication in a way that not only boosts production but also increases revenue.
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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is designed to promote trade between 12 countries; Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. The TPP aims at trade liberalization in goods and services, including the reduction of over 18,000 specific tariffs. Of particular interest to the U.S. are the reduction of tariffs on agricultural products, lower barriers in services, and intellectual property (IP) protections. Despite the benefits of access to new markets and increased trade, there are still risks associated with the TPP.
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The IPO market has fizzled out. For the last six months, the number of IPOs has been shrinking, and if anyone thought that the market would bounce back in the new year, well, it’s now February and we’re still waiting.
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When I was writing my book Intentional Living, I learned about Dave Lindsey, his company Defenders, and their annual Super Service Challenge where employees are given two paid days to serve any nonprofit organization of their choosing. It has inspired his employees to become intentional about serving, giving and making a difference. That inspired me to contact Dave so that I could ask him some questions about being intentional as a business leader.