Wayne Goldberg knows the hotel business. He's president and CEO of La Quinta Holdings, a Texas-based chain with roughly 7,000 employees. "I make it clear when speaking to our hourly employees that I’ve been an hourly employee," he says. "I’ve been a maintenance person, I’ve worked in the laundry. There isn’t a job I haven’t done."
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Years ago, Steve McClatchy worked at a company that put him in charge of getting everyone to show up on time for a weekly meeting. His job was to set the agenda, lead the meeting and assign project teams. But there was one problem: Few treated the meetings seriously ...
In 2004, Lego was losing roughly $1 million a day. The once-legendary Danish toy maker was on the brink of collapse. It hired a new CEO, Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, who quickly drew two conclusions: the company needed to cut costs dramatically and start delivering products that customers actually wanted.