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.
CEO of General Electric Jeff Immelt doesn't need to wonder where the company's future execs will come from; GE has its own leadership training facility, the John F. Welch Learning Center in New York. The fourth annual Global Leadership Research initiative ranked GE, Proctor & Gamble and IBM the top three companies when it comes to leader development.
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?
Aaron Jagdfeld has served as Generac’s chief executive officer since September, 2008. 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.
A good rule of thumb is that you are least impressive when you are trying hardest to impress.
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
Advances in brain science give us a better sense of how we think and how we apply these insights to produce better results. Some of the findings are counterintuitive.
Like many fast-rising executives, Rick Arquilla of Roto-Rooter Services Co. spent more time in his office—and less time with his workforce. Then Arquilla appeared on “Undercover Boss,” where he went undercover and worked alongside his front-line staff.
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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.