Tags : Leadership

Opportunity Driven Leadership

BUILDING ENDURING GROWTH AFTER BANKRUPTCY  By Jim Taylor  Gordon Bethune, the former CEO of Continental Airlines, speaks for every CEO when he summarized what leaders face after a bankruptcy. “A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet,” Mr. Bethune said, “but he cannot fix your company.” He is absolutely right. Bankruptcies don’t happen by chance. […]Read More

Workforce Diversity

ATTACK THE GENDER GAP IN TEXAS TODAY FOR SUCCESS TOMORROW  By Patricia A. Milligan Texas’s business leaders should ask themselves if they have adequately addressed the issue of gender equality and are on a path to building greater workforce diversity – tomorrow’s workforce is taking shape today. Everyone can learn from the example set by […]Read More

Conscious Capitalism

LIBERATING THE HEROIC SPIRIT OF BUSINESS  By Dacia Rivers John Mackey founded Whole Foods in Austin in 1980 and has since seen the company grow to an international chain with hundreds of locations. It’s a growth he’s proud of, and understandably so. In his book, “Conscious Capitalism,” which he cowrote with Jar Sisodia, a veteran […]Read More

CEO Training Camp

THREE LESSONS CEOs CAN LEARN FROM THE NFL By Daron K. Roberts Leadership is a contact sport. From Wall Street to the National Football League (NFL), the CEO and head coach are co-laborers in an unforgiving battle to increase the bottom-line (profit and wins). Amid the tornado of overblown strategic plans and slick slide decks, […]Read More

Your Team Has Come Apart?

FIVE TIPS TO BUILDING – OR REBUILDING – YOUR TEAM By Elizabeth Lions The Recession is over. In 2015, it has officially become a candidate driven market. Says who? Data from global search organization MRINetwork confirms recruiters see 2015 as a job seeker-driven market that shot up from 56 percent in 2012 to 90 percent […]Read More

How I . . .

APPLIED FOR-PROFIT STRATEGIES TO MY NONPROFIT WORLD. By Jennifer Hilton Sampson Photography by Shannon Drawe Leaders never stop learning, and if they do, they forfeit the future when no examination of the present has taught them to do better and be better. During my first four years as CEO for the United Way of Metropolitan […]Read More

Minitrends

FIVE KEYS TO AN ENGAGED AND INNOVATIVE CULTURE By Carrie Vanston Experience shows that the companies that stay innovative are the most likely to succeed and thrive. They must constantly look for the latest emerging trends and incorporate the most relevant ones into their business strategy. Not surprisingly, these companies are usually the ones that […]Read More