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The Future of Work

ROBOTS ARE HERE TO HELP  By Kris Fitzgerald Modern business operations have fundamentally changed over the last 100—and even the last 20— years. Terms that were once buzzwords for a select few—like “automation,” “Internet of Things,” “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence” (AI)—have become cornerstones of the evolving business landscape. Today, executives must understand how to […]Read More

Dormant Ties

THE VALUE OF RECONNECTING By Bruce Walters & K. Matthew Gilley How many people have you known who have changed jobs, moved away, or otherwise gone in another direction? Have you considered reconnecting with them? Chances are you haven’t, given your hectic schedule and the obligations you already have to your current contacts. People lose […]Read More

Evolving Incentives For An Evolving Workforce

EMPLOYEE RETENTION CHALLENGES OF A TIGHT LABOR MARKET By John Wright  The number one staffing challenge across industries is the inability to find and retain qualified workers. This poses significant challenges not only for businesses and policymakers but also for the broader economy. Despite the wealth of information available regarding what different generational cohorts—baby boomers, […]Read More

We Got Sued For What?

TOOLS FOR DEALING WITH DIFFICULT EMPLOYMENT SITUATIONS By Michael Abcarian Every executive has been there. Leadership is responsible for dealing with any difficult employee situation. Perhaps there has been workplace violence or a complaint about overtly sexual harassment by a supervisor. It may be that an employee’s work performance has deteriorated substantially in recent times […]Read More

Five Tips For Meaningful Philanthropy

‘TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING BACK  By Debbie Johnson Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is growing in popularity, from the largest multinational companies like Procter & Gamble or Unilever to small firms like Give Realty or Hotels for Hope. Even though companies have varied fiscal year-ends, giving seems to reach a fevered pitch in December because […]Read More

Austin 2018 Economic Forecast – Acceleration

By Sarah Weber For the first time in its history, the Texas CEO Magazine Economic Forecast featured a panel composed entirely of tech leaders. And where better to host that panel than in Austin, the Texas city that is quickly becoming the next tech frontier? The Austin forecast, presented in conjunction with the Baylor University […]Read More

San Antonio 2018 Economic Forecast: Acceleration

By Pat Niekamp Steve Nivin, Ph.D., an associate professor of economics at St. Mary’s University, began his assessment by noting the US economy is now in its 100th month of expansion—the third-longest stretch in history. Nivin’s “go to” statistic on the economy is found in the yield curve, which plots interest rates on bonds of […]Read More

Dallas 2018 Economic Forecast: Acceleration

By Ray Niekamp Although Hurricane Harvey did not hit North Texas, its effects were still felt in the Dallas-area economy. But Mine Yücel, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, thinks the economic impact of the storm will be short-lived. She forecasts the state’s economy will grow 2.5 to 3 percent this […]Read More

The New Career Ladder

RETAINING MILLENNIAL TALENT IN AN EVOLVING PROFESSIONAL WORLD  By Sarah Weber Once upon a time, the career ladder was fairly straightforward: graduate from college, land an entry-level job, work hard and develop the skills required to rise through the ranks at that same company for 20-plus years. Today, however, the trajectory isn’t so clear, as […]Read More

Jim Nyquist: At The Inflection Point Of IIoT

Jim Nyquist likes to use the phrase “inflection point” when he talks about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). An inflection point is when the direction of a curve changes in response to an event, resulting in significant change. The industrial manufacturing sector is at an inflection point right now, and in his role as […]Read More