Julie Ritzer Ross has been covering all facets of business in a variety of vertical markets, including manufacturing, for the past 35 years and the use of technology in business for the past 25 years. A two-time winner of a Jesse H. Neal Award for business-to-business journalism, her work has appeared in such publications as MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE CIRCLE, CONSUMER GOODS TECHNOLOGY (formerly CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURER), VERTICAL SYSTEMS RESELLER, RESELLER MANAGEMENT, RIS NEWS, and INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS.
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.
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.
When it comes to politics, U.S. corporate boards are, in some cases, as polarized as the general population, according to a Harvard Business Review survey of directors of public and private U.S.-based companies.
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.