During Alyson Pitman Giles’ 13 years at the helm of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H., the hospital’s finances reversed course. By the time she left in 2012, its operating margin exceeded $3 million. But her success did not come without turmoil.
A CEO cannot play referee to resolve every internal dispute. But leaders need a strategy to address employee complaints about each other.
Do you have too much money invested in low-priority items? Executives say low-priority initiatives get too much funding, cost-cutting isn’t strategic and budgeting isn’t tightly aligned with strategic planning at their companies, according to research by Strategy&.
As a top executive at Merrill Lynch and TD Ameritrade, Joe Moglia’s employees viewed him as a supportive yet demanding boss who prodded them to excel. But Moglia gravitated to a career in finance only after abandoning a rewarding stint as a football coach.
Two critical functions must be fulfilled to make a senior leadership team work.
Fight the urge to act for action’s sake … Learn a lesson from the unusual practice of blessing smartphones … Prod, poke, advocate.
The Associated Press placed Babe Didrikson Zaharias in the top 10 athletes of the 20th century. “The formula for success is simple,” she said. “Practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration.”
Team-building exercises seem to be falling out of favor, yet several college basketball programs have turned to Navy SEAL-inspired regimens they hope will steel players for a run at the Final Four.
As you near a deadline to close a sale, negotiate a deal or make a big decision, the inexorable push to complete it can undermine your judgment. So how do you stay focused and logical?
To market his professional soccer club, Merritt Paulson tried something different. The owner of the Portland Timbers, a Major League Soccer team, decided to advertise in an understated, fan-friendly manner.