The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a bit of luck.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb has sat back and watched many of its competitors jump into developing countries to grab growth opportunities. But the company, among the least active of Big Pharma players in emerging markets so far, is starting to make some moves--at least in China.
Sika has acquired Everbuild Building Products Ltd, UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and construction chemicals. Everbuild is located in Leeds with annual sales revenue of over CHF 90 million and a workforce of 270 employees.
Five top executives at the Indian unit of American company Bunge have resigned amid an internal audit into possible financial irregularities at the world's largest oilseeds processor and owner of domestic edible oils brands Dalda and Amrit.
Concentrating solar power (CSP) via solar trough technology is struggling.
In October 2009, German industrial giant Siemens bought solar thermal trough firm Solel for $418 million from founder Avi Brenmiller and other investors.
Many companies have structured training programs for getting new hires up to speed. At the entry to mid-management levels of an organization, these programs are successful because the expectations are lower. People know these employees need time to learn the job and the business or industry. They are given time to do these things and allowed to make mistakes.
Women on Boards
omen serve as chief executives of many U.S. and overseas companies, with Marissa Mayer and Meg Whitman as two high-profile examples in Silicon Valley. But among the Detroit Three, the CEO’s position has been an all-male fraternity. But according to a report from Automotive News and Bloomberg, the glass ceiling in Motown might be about to shatter.