Manage your talent like a sports team, former Tyco CEO says
Successful sports teams usually have a balanced roster of committed and talented players, former Tyco International CEO Edward Breen says. That's the same approach leaders should take in running their company, Breen explains. "There's no one individual going to make a company," he says. "So I always want to put people around me who I think are better than me, who will challenge me." Knowledge@Wharton
5 keys to building a front-line-focused organization
Senior leaders who are committed to a front-line-focused organization must establish a vision that puts customers first, respect and encourage insight from front-line employees, and "obsess over talent," among other steps, write Noel M. Tichy and Chris DeRose in this book excerpt. Executives "must imagine what the ideal customer interaction will look like and ask where breakdowns may occur throughout the process, from generating customer awareness to building post-sale relationships," they write. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership
|Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning|
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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Weed-seeking robots could be answer to farmers' problems
Herbicide-resistant "superweeds" are stymieing farmers with their ability to thrive despite use of chemicals. Researchers at the University of Nebraska have suggested a solution: weed-seeking robots. "The computer would know what species it's dealing with, the appropriate weed-control tool, and you'd be done with it," weed ecologist Steve Young said. National Public Radio/The Salt blog
|How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better|
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.
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