It’s a given that business leaders are expected to have high integrity, but it’s an elusive trait in many. Here’s how to understand it, evaluate it (in yourself) and get it!
Sometimes, the most difficult aspect of integrity is consistently doing the things we have promised. We see this in all professions –across the board.
When business leaders are asked to describe key traits that correspond with the best managers and professionals they deal with, “high integrity” often tops the list.
For many years in Wisconsin, the number of success stories in the high-growth sectors of the economy were few and far between.
Epic in Verona, Plexus in Neenah, Logistics Health in La Crosse and Promega in Fitchburg remain among the most familiar stories of companies born and raised here, in part because they’re mature companies with long track records. Fortunately, the list is growing.
The latest round of investment in Midwestern BioAg Inc. caught many eyes simply because of its size: The 33-year-old company has raised $21.3 million to continue a $40-million recapitalization that began in 2014.
It also deserved notice because of a phrase used to describe the role of two of its latest financiers: “Mission-related investments.”
Economy laid flat on the long marble slab in a very large hall, dead from eating the poisoned apple while under the spell of witchcraft. The air in the hall is foggy and still; it reaches high into the rafters of this massive white marble edifice, and it is surrounded by a thick forest with cold winds blowing. The audible hisses of sorrow from the far distant make the burden of failure loud and clear.
Whether it’s new companies raising money, established firms moving to the next stage or investors reporting strong returns, there have been some solid harbingers for Wisconsin’s early stage economy in the past month or so.
The rise of the Internet of Things makes the use of default passwords especially perilous. There are better options.
Earlier this month, an underground forum released the code for the Mirai malware, which lets attackers hijack the thousands (and counting) of Internet of Things devices that are used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks.
You might want to reframe your thinking about the first level of interaction at your company. It’s your first-line supervisors who are directly responsible for the happiness of your customers and your bottom line.
The National Security Agency is the nation’s digital spying organization. U.S. Cyber Command is a military unit focused on cyberwarfare. Does it make sense for one person to lead them both at the same time?
That has been the case since Cyber Command’s inception in 2009. But recently, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have been urging President Obama to divide the two leadership roles. The change, they say, would help Cyber Command become an independent fighting force that doesn’t require support from another agency – the NSA.
Launching and growing a business is 90% about the idea, the initiative of the founders and the team they build to bring that product or service to market.
It’s also 10% intangibles that include a support system, formal or otherwise, which lays a foundation for entrepreneurs and their communities to succeed. Here are some upcoming opportunities that fall under that “10% edge”.
Are you continuously improving or sliding backward?
What makes one organization successful in driving high performance while another stutters and stalls?
At our Chicago-based Executive Coaching firm rd&partners, we answer these questions with two words, “Performance Chemistry.” We base this answer on experience working with many companies over the past 15 years, including several Fortune 500 firms and research with close to 100 companies around the world, including many considered high performers within their respective industries.