BMW, Siemens, Bayer. When you think German business, these names may spring to mind. But have you ever heard of Rimowa, Jungbunzlauer or Strama-MPS?
Leaders are increasingly focusing on the millennial generation. Gallup, research-based, performance-management consultancy, recently completed a study of how this generation’s attitudes and preferences are reshaping
We have been riding the crest of a globalization wave over the last 10 years, Boston Consulting Group says. But now, the wave is over, and companies will have to work harder to reap the profitability globalization can offer.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is designed to promote trade between 12 countries; Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. The TPP aims at trade liberalization in goods and services, including the reduction of over 18,000 specific tariffs. Of particular interest to the U.S. are the reduction of tariffs on agricultural products, lower barriers in services, and intellectual property (IP) protections. Despite the benefits of access to new markets and increased trade, there are still risks associated with the TPP.
Goldman Sachs is going big on big data. Don Duet, cohead of the bank’s technology division, told Business Insider that the firm was investing deeply in artificial intelligence and machine learning
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Accenture calls out the chemical industry, saying that its R&D facilities, overall, have not kept up with the digital transformation, and are long overdue for a change.
U.S. middle market companies continue to report strong revenue growth and confidence in the domestic economy, even as their level of comfort in the global
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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:
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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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.
Limited space available.
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.