Julie Ritzer Ross
CEOs who head up middle-market firms and have few or no concerns about the state of the global and U.S. economy are not alone. At least, that’s what the statistics say.
Business growth and transformation have become as much of a priority for middle-market firms as for larger organizations.
What’s the biggest technology enabler for middle-market firms? If you guessed cloud, you are correct. Cloud-based solutions that leverage the Internet rather than reside on in-house servers offer as many benefits to mid-sized companies as they do to larger organizations—and perhaps even more.
Think you can lead your company on just 3 or 4 hours of sleep each night? Think again. "There's a very strong correlation between restfulness and leadership," Jessica Payne, associate professor and director of the Sleep Stress and Memory Lab at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
Typed your name into a search engine lately? If you haven’t—and if you don’t do so regularly—you’re doing yourself and your company a grave disservice.
CEOs, like many others, are doubtless shaking their heads over Wells Fargo’s announcement last week that it would pay $5 million to customers and $185 million in penalties for allegedly having signed customers up for more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts.
Today’s business conditions call for boards of directors to add more value to the company equation by focusing on a wider range of issues.
Always look toward the long-term, take risks and find your own personal voice. Those are just some of the ways in which the most influential women of the middle market have become successful and remain so consistently.
Should female CEOs be worried about skewed gender perceptions and a double standard when it comes to their performance or that of their company? It appears so.