Bruce Halle’s competitors keep expanding their service and product offerings to capture a bigger chunk of car owners’ expenditures. Why does Halle resist? Because his strategy is to address what the consumer is actually buying. Read More.
1,645 billionaires in the world and counting. That’s how many Forbes found this year; two-thirds of those are described as having built their own fortunes. A net worth of $31 billion was needed to simply make the list of the top 20 richest people in the world.
Q: When I get doubts about how to prioritize my many projects, I’m tempted to ask my boss for a little guidance—but is it better to just fight through the chaos on my own in order to maintain his respect for my capacity to handle multiple tasks?
Danny Roderick is the president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company. Roderick discusses his leadership role at Westinghouse and the things he has implemented to effectively run the company and connect with employees. Watch it now
This week, I had the incredible opportunity to tour one of the most productive coal mining operations in the United States. The River View Mine outside of Waverly, Ky., is also the largest mine of its type in the U.S. — bringing 62,000 tons of coal and rock out of the mine each day. I had the opportunity to go down 400 feet and see how this operation works. The tour happened because we are in conversation about how we might help this operation continue to improve the skills, confidence and results of their leaders.
Abraham Lincoln became one of America’s greatest presidents through mastery of language.
Q. As an HR manager, I struggle with the issue of how open and transparent to be during hiring negotiations. Sometimes, for example, I have only one worthy candidate for a position. Naturally, I would prefer not to share this fact because the candidate might use it to gain an edge. In cases like this, I have sometimes implied that the candidate has serious competition. I am wondering whether the experts consider this type of fudging to be permissible.
Q: “Our new Executive Director wants to change my job title from ‘communications director’ to ‘communications manager.’ I don’t believe the title of ‘manager’ accurately reflects the complexity of my work. When I meet with my boss to discuss this issue, I plan to show him my current job description and explain how my work is instrumental to achieving his vision for the company. Do you have any other suggestions?” More than a Manager
Bring your enterprise to scale in 4 stages.
Groups collaborate more effectively when individuals learn from each other. Give them a chance to pair up—so that they share their expertise—and you’ll build a stronger team.
When Barry Tarasoff was research director of Schroder Wertheim, a Wall Street investment firm, he sought to hire engaging, reasonable analysts who were friendly and easygoing. This may sound basic. But in many Wall Street firms in the 1990s, cutthroat competition and ruthlessness reigned.
Scott Carpenter, who uttered the famous line, “Godspeed, John Glenn,” when Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth, had a tough childhood, but he never let that stop him.