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Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

01

Jul 2019

Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

The financial crisis and economic meltdown of 2007-2009 was disruptive for firms across industries, markets, and geographies.  It resulted in the collapse of the financial sector, radical changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and a severe contraction of the world economy. In fact, an economic meltdown of this magnitude fundamentally affects all aspects of firms’ business environment, unsettles their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers,...

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The Truck Driver Who Revolutionized Shipping Containers!

24

Jun 2019

The Truck Driver Who Revolutionized Shipping Containers!

Our 17th Hero of Progress is Malcom McLean, an American truck driver and, later, a businessman who developed the modern intermodal shipping container. McLean’s development of standardized shipping containers significantly reduced the cost of transporting cargo across the world. Lower shipping costs significantly boosted international trade which, in turn, helped to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. McLean’s “containerization” remains a vital pillar of...

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When an Employee Is Underperforming, Ask Them to Evaluate Their Work

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May 2019

When an Employee Is Underperforming, Ask Them to Evaluate Their Work

When a direct report is underperforming, being told as much may put them on the defensive. That’s why you should consider asking the person to evaluate their recent work. Doing so will open up the conversation and help you understand whether their view aligns with yours. Ask the employee what their key metrics are and whether they’re reaching them. If you two are in agreement,...

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Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Τα… μηνύματα του Θ. Ψαθά της ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ

22

Apr 2019

Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Τα… μηνύματα του Θ. Ψαθά της ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ

Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Οι αποθήκες της πρώτης περιόδου, συνολικής επιφάνειας 125.000 τ.μ., έχουν μισθωθεί από την Goldair (μαζί με την ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ διαχειρίζεται το Θριάσιο Ε/Κ, διαθέτοντας μειοψηφική συμμετοχή), την Foodlink και, το επόμενο διάστημα, αναμένεται συμφωνία της αναδόχου κοινοπραξίας με εταιρεία του λιανεμπορίου. Στο Θριάσιο εμπορευματικό κέντρο αναφέρθηκε, στο συνέδριο του Economist, ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος...

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The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You

28

Jan 2019

The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You

When thinking about how to develop in our careers, most of us tend to focus on promotions, projects, courses, certifications. We seek out expanded roles, more senior titles, extra money. We overlook one very key piece of the learning puzzle:  proactively surrounding ourselves with people who will push us to succeed in unexpected ways and, in so doing, build genuinely rich, purposeful lives of growth,...

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How to Blow a Presentation to the C-Suite

18

Jan 2019

How to Blow a Presentation to the C-Suite

Divya, a director who leads a large engineering team, was invited to a two-day retreat with the CEO and senior executives of her Fortune 50 company. She and 30 of her high-potential peers were excited to rub shoulders with the leadership team. The purpose of the retreat was to expose up-and-coming leaders to broader challenges, expand their network across silos, and, of course, give them...

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What to Do When You’re Covering for Colleagues — and Can’t Keep Up

11

Jan 2019

What to Do When You’re Covering for Colleagues — and Can’t Keep Up

The summer vacation season may be behind us, but the holidays are right around the corner. And soon enough your colleagues may be asking you to cover for them while they’re away. All of a sudden, you’re juggling not only your normal work but also someone else’s. That’s potentially more email, more tasks, more meetings, and more searching for answers to questions about items outside of...

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Research: When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability

20

Dec 2018

Research: When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability

What happens to people who are overconfident? Are they generally rewarded, promoted, and respected? Or do we distrust them and avoid collaborating with them? Our research suggests it may depend on how they express confidence. One way people express confidence is verbally. We make specific, numeric expressions of confidence in our judgments, such as when making probabilistic forecasts (e.g., I’m 90% sure), or when estimating...

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When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

12

Dec 2018

When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

Fair managers can reap big dividends. Extensive research finds that employees who feel fairly treated are better performers, helpful to colleagues, more committed to their workgroups and the organization, and less likely to steal or be rude to others. Yet, all too often, employees find themselves being treated unfairly – their boss makes decisions concerning them without consultation or due process, or their boss is inconsistent in...

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Escaping the ‘planning mismatch’

03

Dec 2018

Escaping the ‘planning mismatch’

Breaking the service paradox Going on a family holiday entails a whole host of decisions. Some are made early on in the process, such as the period of time, destination and means of transport, and others much later, such as when and where to stop to eat, to refuel and to go to the toilet. There is a clear reason why you make the latter...

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