As a leader, you play an incredibly important role in your business. The members of your team look to you for direction, and they trust in you to be forthright, fair and honest. Lead by example and set the bar high, and your people will follow. Lower your expectations, and your people will follow you there, too.
U.S. manufacturing output recorded its largest increase in nine months in November as production expanded across the board, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.
Crippling cargo backups at U.S. West Coast ports dragged on into a third month amid industry reports on Thursday of prolonged shipment delays for goods ranging from yoga apparel and rice to NBA bobblehead collectibles and frozen french fries.
Cargo that normally takes two to three days to flow through the affected ports, accounting for nearly half of U.S. maritime trade and over 70 percent of imports from Asia, now faces lag times of up to two weeks, the National Retail Federation said.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced GCI Outdoor's recall of about 6,000 stadium seats due to the backrest possibly failing and causing injury.
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FreePromoTips.com is holding the inaugural 5K Fun Run and Walk to kick of the 2015 PPAI Expo. Registration for the event ends Monday.
Terry Town, San Diego, has hired two sales representatives to cover the Northeast region starting in 2015.
As trade rumors spread, baseball executives were gathered in San Diego this week, doing much more than trade talks. The annual gathering also includes seminars, meetings, special events and a trade show.
Every year around this time, I like to spend a few weeks reflecting on the year and planning the next one. In 2014, I worked with executives in oil and gas, hospitality, accounting, utilities, engineering, construction, retail, steel, education, manufacturing, IT and banking. I've helped my clients become better leaders who built other leaders, develop and supercharge their teams, and hone their strategy and culture. And, as they do every year, in 2014 my clients have taught me some indispensable business lessons that we'd all be wise to heed in 2015.