Julie Ritzer Ross

Julie Ritzer Ross
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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.

How Companies Can Avoid Increased OSHA Penalties

Penalties levied by OSHA have never been low: Until recently, a serious first-time violation of OSHA workplace health and safety rules cost companies $7,000 and willful and repeat violations brought penalties of $70,000. But new rules that took effect on August 1 have upped the ante, with penalties now totaling $12,600 for the former and $126,000 for the latter, IndustryWeek reported.

The Timing is Right for Middle Market CEOs to Take Advantage...

The time seems ripe for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the middle market.

Middle-Market Companies are Adding to Their Employee Ranks

If your middle-market company is expanding its employee ranks—or plans to do so shortly—it’s in good company. Middle-market firms continue to exhibit job growth despite some cautiousness over the past few quarters.

How Mid-Market Companies Can Get Back Customer Loyalty

Cultivating and maintaining customer loyalty is a must for mid-market companies. In particular, mid-marketers, according to CustomerThink.com—are unintentionally giving away customer loyalty without realizing it by making a few common mistakes that can easily be rectified.

A Lifetime of Lessons: Morley Safer’s Legacy for Business Leaders

When Morley Safer died in May, many news outlets featured articles about what journalists could learn from the longtime CBS News correspondent. But CEOs can also take a few lessons from Safer, who was a formative presence on the network’s 60 Minutes program for more than four decades and in its newsrooms for many years prior to that.

So You Want to be a CEO — Hone These Traits...

Even if you’re several years away from even being considered for a CEO seat, it’s never too early to hone the key traits you’ll need to demonstrate to keep you in the running. Here are 6 tips that can help keep you on the right track.

The 5 Best—and Worst—Drinks to Order at Business Dinners

Wine is a popular alcoholic beverage of choice for business dinners. However, not every CEO wants to order it at every such event. For those business dinners when you prefer a cocktail over wine, here are the 5 best drinks to order—as well as the 5 cocktails to avoid ordering at all costs, if you want to make a good impression.

6 Ways to Stop Stress from Leading You to Desperate Measures

The latest suicide of a top executive—in this case, that of former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn—begs the question of how leaders can better grapple with the stress and loneliness at the top that comes with their position.

Companies Using Non-GAAP Metrics Should Watch Out for the SEC

Companies that utilize non-GAAP metrics—the “adjusted” financial measures that do not comply with generally accepted accounting principles, or the GAAP standard set of accounting rules followed in the U.S., may need to prepare for closer scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the future.

CEOs and Apologies—Why and How to Say You’re Sorry

From late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and current Apple CEO Tim Cook, to General Motors CEO Mary Barra and BP CEO Tony Hayward, many CEOs have apologized for a myriad of incidents and personal gaffes over the past few years. And while it may not seem the case at first blush, CEO apologies do more than help to save face with shareholders and the public; they benefit companies—and their leaders.
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CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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