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.

Is Your Board Diverse Enough? A Recent Survey Says No

CEOs who haven’t taken a long look at the makeup of their companies’ board of directors in a while should take the time to do so now. There is a lack of diversity across all boardrooms—and a pressing need to turn the tide.

What CEOs Need to Know About Finding and Keeping Top Talent

If your company’s failure to attract and retain top talent is keeping you up at night, you’re not alone: This is a leading concern among corporate CEOs, presidents and chairs.

Is Your Ability to Conduct Trans-Atlantic Trade in Jeopardy?

The impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union following a positive June 23 referendum result has long been questioned. But now, the focus is also on what a “Brexit” will do to trans-Atlantic trade.

The Top 10 Personality Traits CEOs Need To Be Effective

It’s no secret that business acumen in all its guises is an essential attribute for successful CEOs. However, there are also several key personality traits that separate effective CEOs from their less-than-effective—and hence, less-than-successful—counterparts.

Mid-Marketers Say Rising Labor Costs Are Squeezing Profit Growth

When it comes to profit margins, middle-market companies are feeling a squeeze.

Cyber-Risks Aren’t Fazing Middle-Market Firms Much

Middle-market companies don’t seem to be as worried about cyber-risk as they should be.

Employee Layoffs May Cost More Money than They Save

Employee layoffs may appear to be a panacea for weak profits or a means of positioning a firm for future growth, but the long-term financial impact of such a strategy typically is less than positive.

No MBA? You Can Still be a Great Leader; Maybe Even...

Individuals with MBA degrees don’t automatically make the best leaders—and MBA programs fall short when it comes to developing essential leadership qualities in their students.

Additional Effects of the Tax Inversion Rule Business Leaders Should Be...

Okay, so it's no longer attractive to merge two large companies, then set sail for cheaper shores. You probably weren’t planning to anyway. But what most CEOs don’t realize is that the Tax Inversion Rule has additional ramifications that could affect all companies.

How the Internet of Things Adds to Briggs & Stratton’s Value...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is triggering a paradigm shift in manufacturing, facilitating the collection of data that can be used not only to improve production processes and minimize delays, but also to allow companies to enhance the value proposition they offer their customers.
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