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Working Parents: What Do your Children Think?

Children always expect something from their parents. What about working parents? Sometimes just a few pointers are enough to build and maintain a good relationship in families where both parents work.

The DNA of the CFO

The role of the CFO has mutated into a job that puts roots in a higher number of daily enterprise situations. How the CFOs of the future will be leaders in driving and implementing the strategies emerging from the economic downturn?

Investing in Culture, the Way Forward

Culture contributes to create a country’s identity, increase its popularity in the World and -- as a consequence-- its tourism industry.

Effects of Downsizing

We have been advocating for effective downsizing strategies arguing that firms who treat their employees fairly, and with compassion and openness during the process of laying them off, will end up better trusted.

Master and Commander

They are used to giving orders and receiving them, thinking quickly and logically in life-or-death situations, nurturing respect among both underlings and superiors and leaving their egos parked at the door until the job gets done. Little wonder, then, that former military officers are among the most sought-after candidates for managerial positions around the world. Orion International, America’s largest placement firm for former officers looking to build a second career in business, ...

Urban Intelligence

Sustainable development is a pattern of using the natural resources that meet human needs in a way that the environment is preserved; so these resources can meet the needs of future generations as well. In order to maintain the sufficiency of the natural resources and keep the environment as uncorrupted as possible, they need to be used at a rate which they can be replenished naturally. Public transportation is an effective way to be more “environment friendly” as a 2002 study by the ...

Team Is the Value

How does a professional sportsman parlay his skills to become a successful manager? Two stories give us some insight into the teamwork and self-discipline which both sports professionals and business managers require. After successfully playing University basketball for years, a team colleague of Hikmet Ersek said to him: “Hey, I think it’s time that you look for other opportunities.” At age 26, this was a turning point which led Ersek to eventually become Western Union’s ...

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Performance Evaluation

Many companies have implemented some kind of performance evaluation system. Traditionally, the main reason for using such systems was to determine the size of bonuses, but performance evaluation is increasingly used as a management tool and a development tool for the individual employee.

To Lead or Manage is Not the Question

Leadership and business need information to be successful. This statement is confirmed by some managers around the world who have adopted a very analytical and collaborative approach to developing ideas and new strategies.

Athletes at Work

Many companies have implemented some kind of performance evaluation system. Traditionally, the main reason for using such systems was to determine the size of bonuses, but performance evaluation is increasingly used as a management tool and a development tool for the individual employee.