Pot is still illegal in most U.S. states, carries a certain negative stigma and remains the fodder of organized crime gangs. But that didn't stop Hadley Ford, a former investment banker and founder of cancer-treatment company ProCure, from plunging into the industry headlong.
Countless words have been written about the idiosyncrasies of the Millennial generation.
“As companies seek to identify, hire and train the next generation of leaders for the digital age, they are faced with a host of transformative changes that are no longer just on the horizon,” says George Brooks, EY Americas Leader, People Advisory Services.
Alan Meltzer, CEO of The Meltzer Group, is a strong believer in giving back—and fostering the philanthropic spirit. Along with his wife, Amy, Meltzer launched the Meltzer Group Employee Giving Fund in 2005 as a way to increase giving to local nonprofits and to build a stronger philanthropic culture within his 30-year-old company.
It sounds simple: When people enjoy what they're doing, they tend to do it better.
Long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor turned business consultant Don Yaeger studies high performers in sports for lessons in business leadership. Recently he conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the greatest team-builders in sports and business. From those interviews he wrote “Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently.” He spoke with Chief Executive about how great coaches develop championship organizations.
Ever since Jim Collins and Jerry Porras published “Built to Last” in 1994, Fortune 500 companies have been proudly proclaiming their core values to the world. Core values, when done right, should be the company’s backbone and guiding light. They are what companies are built on and live by, and the generally held belief is that they should never be changed! You create them, test them and then you are married to them for life.
While CEOs of S&P 500 companies are overwhelmingly seeing tepid revenue growth and declining profits, a few highly innovative companies are successfully accelerating organic growth by building emotional connections with customers.
Executives and marketers alike often throw around terms like “data-driven” and “company culture”—just not in the same sentence. Today, the behaviors reinforced by a company’s culture aren’t consistently followed when it comes to employees’ use and management of data, and that poses a major challenge.
Ultimate Software is a fast-growing provider of human-resources software and payroll solutions, so the Weston, Fla.-based company should know a lot about dealing with employees.