Everyone knows that business is all about people. But even experienced CEOs can get caught in the day-to-day grind of reports and meetings. A renewed emphasis on these five basic talent strategies can improve performance and drive results.
Karl Schledwitz and Monogram Food Solutions exist in the highly competitive space of meat snacks, corn dogs and processed meats. Monogram Food Solutions was born in 2004, when Schledwitz and partner Wes Jackson purchased regionally popular Circle B and King Cotton smoked meat brands from Sara Lee Corporation.
Customers typically had multiple service tickets open at any given time, but Hiperos customer service reps were not able to gather quickly and report on information customers wanted. CEO Greg Dickinson was also unable to see how well and efficiently his company was responding to client needs.
Business intelligence software can translate masses of data into insights that drive better decisions—if you do it right.
Your executive team has successfully made the business case for investing in a BI project. You’ve got the funds earmarked. Now all you have to do is pick a vendor. Once upon a time, with only a small handful of vendors to choose from, that might have been a simpler exercise. However, over the past decade, growth in BI has spawned dozens of new players that have created sophisticated, flexible alternatives.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos isn’t the most outgoing CEO. So when his wife MacKenzie used the website to blast a book about her husband and his online shopping empire it made headlines in the New York Post and elsewhere.
Conventional wisdom and common sense suggest that the greatest ongoing expense for most companies is labor. Keeping labor costs in line will maintain or even boost profitability, so that management fable goes. But more and more companies are concentrating an increasing portion of spend on third-party suppliers this “virtualizing” their operation rather than struggling with internal labor and physical overhead. This forces leaders to re-think what it means to be a “company.”
Chief executives who ignore the very real threat of natural disasters are putting their companies at risk. Here are seven steps to take to mitigate the risks.
At a time of crucial developments in customer data and social media, marketing chiefs are collaborating in new ways with the rest of the C-suite.
An executive who worked for Larry Ellison for 11 years commencing 1983 distills the Oracle founder’s key to its growth and success: The ability to select and recruit exceptionally talented and capable management leaders. Here’s how he does it.