Whether you have been glued to your television watching World Cup soccer matches or spending your summer evenings as a spectator to little league games, you may have noticed something: the teams that succeed—regardless of their age or talent level—are the teams that have cohesiveness. Through clear communication, all of the separate parts are able to work together and drive …
The Habits of Highly Successful HR Leaders – Part 5
What’s the difference between an HR practitioner and an HR leader? Our expert has identified 12 traits, and here are two. Yesterday, human resources (HR) supported the business. Tomorrow, however, HR will drive it. In fact, a 2012 survey by HR consultancy KPMG found that 59 percent of senior executives believe HR will grow in strategic importance. Unfortunately, just 17 …
Use a Crisis to Transform Your Company Culture
As CFO of BioTelemetry, Heather Getz saved the start-up financially during the economic crisis; her leadership has nurtured and transformed the company culture in unexpected ways, too.
Why Understanding Every Aspect of the Business and Building the Right Culture are Essential
With an open-door policy and a focus on nurturing cross-department relationships, CFO Susan Young is ushering MarVista Entertainment into a new paradigm where finance has a symbiotic relationship with other key corporate functions.
Pivotal to Leading a Legal Department: Adjusting Your Role to Suit Employee Needs
General Counsel Scott Maples of Ruckus Wireless compares effective leadership of a Legal Department to coaching a sports team. The winning approach? Adapting to staff needs.
Why Flexibility is a Key Leadership Asset
Anne Chwat, Senior VP of International Flavors and Fragrances, originally planned to be a teacher, but a winding career path led her to companies as diverse as Seagram, BMG Music and Burger King By Stephanie Harris Business, much like life itself, is constantly changing. The more willing you are to ebb and flow with the changes, the more success you …
Why The Best Lawyers Value a Team Approach
SurveyMonkey’s General Counsel explains why buy-in from every department is essential
The Key to Inspire Leadership: Confidently Ask the Right Questions
From McDonald’s Crew Member to Senior VP and General Counsel of Golden State Foods (a major McDonald’s supplier), John Page embodies ‘Leadership to Live By’
Giving a Gold Medal Effort With Energy to Spare
Lawrence Polsky on Working Like an Olympian and Why it Could Help You Get Some Rest.
The Difference Between Leadership and Management
There’s a big difference between management and leadership, according to Chad Wiegand General Counsel at Nature’s Way; here, he shares tips for growing team members into skilled decision-makers
Managing Sports, People and Personal Life: Tips from the PAC-12’s SVP of Business Affairs
A bit of a jack-of-all-trades, Woodie Dixon, Jr. has knack for problem-solving. He says it’s his key role—and it’s fun.
Servant Leadership Helps On The Border Restaurant Achieve New Heights
He was On the Border’s first IT hire. Now VP of IT Chris Andrews shares his philosophy for restaurant chain success, and improving the guest experience is just the start.
How to Revolutionize IT: Shift From Isolation to Strategic Connection
Sonus Networks CIO Bill Scudder is an innovator with a long view toward the future—and the past; taking a cue from historic figures like Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, he’s looking to turn IT into a strategic asset
Why IT Needs to Be a Star Player in Business
As the self-professed “head coach” of IT at Easton Bell-Sports, Robby McDonald is taking the department’s role from passive supplier of requested projects to business partner on the cutting edge.
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