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Leadership: The power of focus. And of thinking differently.

By Russell Raath Earlier today JP Nicols (a friend and colleague) posted a tweet that caught my eye – it was a post honoring Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, on the 3rd anniversary of his passing and directed me to a brief video of Jobs. I took a few minutes to check out the video. You should too. […]

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Increasing Agility

Coty Inc., a Europe-based global beauty products company had annual revenues of around $4 billion and approximately 12,000 employees, 4,000 of whom worked in the supply chain. When Darryl McCall, the EVP for operations responsible for the supply chain, joined the company, he noticed that progress was plateauing. He took quick action on budgets, measures, […]

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NFL in Crisis – A Lack of Leadership in Raising Star Athletes

By Cameron Welter There’s a storm brewing in the NFL. Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson are facing charges of abuse, Aaron Hernandez is on trial for murder and various drug-related suspensions are either being overturned or upheld. A few days ago, Ray Lewis (yes – the same Ray Lewis who was once indicted on murder […]

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Market Basket: The Power of Volunteerism And Employee Engagement

By Rachel Rosenfeldt Last week, Massachusetts released its employment numbers for August, showing a 0.2% increase in the unemployment rate. The state, following on the heels of the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, has (not-so-subtly) suggested this bump in unemployment can be directly attributed to the dramatic Demoulas family feud that disrupted operations at […]

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How To Lead After Layoffs: Learning From Microsoft

By Ken Perlman Job cuts at Microsoft hit nearly every division of the company last week in the second wave of the company’s larger plan to cut 18,000 employees, as announced in July. The events surrounding a layoff are, sadly, quite predictable to those of us who have seen it often. But only rarely do […]

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Accelerated Sales Growth

NetApp is a global enterprise storage and data management solutions company based in Northern California. In 2009, NetApp had $4B in revenues and 7000 employees worldwide. Although the company was growing, it was also facing significant challenges. Through a consultant’s study, NetApp came to realize that their customers were changing how they purchased data management […]

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