J.C. Penney, founder of the retail giant that bears his name, once evaluated one of his young clerks, stating he "wasn't thorough and wouldn't have much of a future in the retail business." The employee? Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart.
On its face, leadership's goals don't seem to line up with dictionary definitions of disruption. Here's Merriam-Webster's:
disrupt: (verb dis·rupt \dis-ˈrəpt\) to cause (something) to be unable to continue
Recent news paints a rocky road for retailers. All one needs to do is look at the activity in layoffs to see what retailers and product manufacturers are feeling. About 2,500 headquarters jobs at have been cut this year, Walmart/Sam’s Club
I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.
I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how "busy" I was and how
How much would you pay for an egg? Fifty cents? Two dollars? How about $6,000?
That’s how much it cost one restaurant in Newport Beach which refused to honor a customer’s request. Not through legal action,
You are striving hard to earn and accumulate assets directly and indirectly. But have you thought about guarding the documents on the assets and information (where is what) and passing it to your children systematically?
Managers often find themselves trapped in the middle of situations that aren't theirs to solve. Say one of your team members comes to you pleading that you compel another of your direct reports to handling something a certain way. It's your
This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.
The rise of social media has given consumers more power than ever before, arming them
Every finance department and CFO aspires that the function that he/she leads adds value to the business. Finance and the role of a CFO in being a driver rather than just being a record keeper is now a part of virtually every finance transformation
Quality management for macro processes is carried out by use of the Juran Trilogy, which basically consists of three steps- Quality Planning, Quality Control and Quality Improvement. Let us understand the main activities and the relation between the
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