Author: Julie Ritzer Ross

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    1:00 - 5:00 pm

    Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

    Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

    1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
    2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
    3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)

     

    Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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    Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

    2:00 - 5:00 pm

    Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

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    Golf Outing

    10:30 - 5:00 pm
    General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
    Sponsored by UBS

    General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

    The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

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