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Exploring Qualities of Business Sustainability Leadership

In business, every function has a purpose and every job requires a unique set of skills in order to fulfill on that purpose. When it comes to …

Be a Leader Who Can Admit Mistakes

This might sound obvious, but if you want to build a more engaged workforce you need to, well, engage. That means, whether you are a CEO or a frontline manager, you need to be working hard to connect, face-to-face, with your people. That can mean anything from walking around and making pit stops in …

Improve Employee Engagement By Boosting Management Support

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter A. Hunter, an author and authority on employee engagement (You can check out the full interview at Employee engagement is like rolling a snowball uphill).<p>During the interview, Peter shared a story of how he built an engaged team. The story revolved …

These Are The New Rules of Work

Forget everything you’ve always known about work. The rules have changed.<p>Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere–more deeply embedded in our lives than ever before, but disappearing as a discrete activity.<p>The old rules of work applied to an economy of factories and offices, a world of …

The Neuroscience Of Why Organizational Change Fails

Neuroscience is one of my favorite topics, and recently it’s one of the things I spend most of my free time learning about.<p>More and more, leaders …

Cultivating change

<i>Attend Cultivate July 20 and 21, in Portland, Oregon. Cultivate is our conference looking at the challenges facing modern management and aiming to</i> …

Leadership

The changing face of modern leadership

<i>Dan Buchner is vice-president of the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alta.</i><p>The communities where we live and work are confronting the most complex challenges of our time. We are consumed by concerns over climate change, economic uncertainty, income inequality, …

10 Ways to Grow Leaders in Your Business

There are many reasons why organizations spend enormous amounts of time and resources on developing leaders. One of the most important examples would …

Final thoughts on Gartner’s supply chain conference

“Data is the oil of the 21st century.” So declared Gartner’s Senior Vice President of Research Peter Sondergaard during his keynote. Going through …

Forget the supply chain. It’s all about the network

Last week, I attended the Gartner executive supply chain conference in Phoenix. Given Gartner’s deep expertise in technologies, including emerging …

Manufacturing

Digital Business Means Big Change for Supply Chains

As the world moves into a digital first environment, it is critical that chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) find a place at the leadership table. …

Is more Collaboration needed between Ports and Shipping Lines?

With the rapid evolution in mega-ship sizes and the pressures that are currently swamping many ports across the globe, there is a much more pressing …

Manufacturing

Supply Chain Management in 2015 and Beyond

Global economic turbulence and geo-political factors are increasingly positioning supply chain management (SCM) as a key agenda item in boardrooms …

Preventing a talent gap in supply chain management

When you hear about skills shortages and talent gaps, the discussion tends to surround STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — …

The art and science of supply-chain transparency

Let’s start with the basics: Almost everything we buy travels a long and winding road to reach us. From carpets to car parts, apples to Apples, the …

12 Essentials of Supply Chain Management

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to manage diverse suppliers and supply chain teams all over the world with both large and small companies. …

San Francisco

Seven Habits Of Organized People

Organized people aren’t born; they’re built. Here are the habits that you can cultivate to be just like them.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>We all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized. The …

When Hiring Employees, Look For A Track Record Of Failures, Not Successes

When I first interviewed at Sungard Availability Services, my future manager asked me to give him examples of my past successes. I gave him a couple. Then he asked me for some examples of my past failures. I asked him, “How much time do you have?”<p>He laughed and said, “That long a list, huh?” After …

7 Keys to Creating the Best Work Environment (Infographic)

Keeping your employees happy and productive doesn't have to be difficult or expensive.<p>Offering your employees generous salaries and flexible vacation policies might make you a popular boss in the short term, but research shows that what workers really value extends beyond the usual job …

What if Billy Beane Managed Supply Chains?

<b>Supply Chain Management lessons from Money Ball</b> For starters, Billy Bean wouldn’t be as famous. That’s just the reality when comparing Major League Baseball to procurement.But we’d bet that he’d still be a winner and likely, a revolutionary Supply Chain Executive. Take note of the teams from last …

African organisations under pressure to sharpen skills retention and employee engagement - Sage

<i>21 May 2015</i> <i><br>There's a real hunger for skills in Africa, which means that businesses are demanding that HR departments step up to the …

Employee Engagement

How HR Can Gain Workers' Trust

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How can HR regain the trust of workers?</b><i><br>-- Steven Shorrock</i><p><b>A:</b> An HR organization will be trusted only if it is valued by both the employees and management. An effective way to make this happen is by driving employee engagement, as it can …

Employee Engagement

Fresh demand for expert Supply Chain CEOs as baby boomers retire

Follow @SamJermy and @SupplyChainD on Twitter.<p>As a society, we take for granted our ability to order a Netflix DVD today and have it delivered …

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.

Data Insights Help HR Help Business Leaders At ANZ

Mel Parks, global HR business manager for Melbourne, Australia-based ANZ, is adamant that “being digital” has nothing to do with how old you are.<p>“I don’t think digital is age-linked,” she says. “Many organizations make those assumptions, and they can be very damaging.”<p>This confidence in digital …

Where Kids Learn More Outside Their Classrooms Than in Them

In New Hampshire, work experience plus academic skills equals course credit.<p>PITTSFIELD, N.H.—It’s time for the morning meeting at Pittsfield Elementary School, and several kindergartners jostle for a spot on the carpet next to 16-year-old Anitrea Provencher, who is helping out in their classroom …

Education

Heineken Saved $84 Million By Using Less Water And Energy–And Wants The World To Know

You listening, California?<p>Last month Heineken tweeted that it had saved €75 million ($83.8 million) over the last six years by using less energy and water in its breweries. Like many people, I was intrigued. So I decided to find out how they did it and if others could follow their lead.<p>This …

Positive Business + The Bottom Line

BY TERRY KOSDROSKY<p>Much more than a “feel-good” fad, positive business is a powerful management technique that can improve profits, workplaces, and …