Experts suggest ways to keep perfectionism in check

Many leaders who consistently perform well will admit to having perfectionist tendencies. Those tendencies can be motivating, but they can also cause stress. An article in Harvard Business Review has collected advice from a number of experts on how to prevent perfectionism from getting in the way of productivity. Continue reading

Tech leader gives his view of millennials and what they need

Howard Tullman, a serial entrepreneur and tech leader, thinks the most important thing millennials can do is work for someone who is smarter than they are. In a video on inc.com, he describes what he thinks are millennials’ strengths and weaknesses. Continue reading

Ann Drake to be recognized for achievements

AWESOME founder Ann Drake has been selected as one of the three finalists to receive the Supply Chain Recognition Award at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit on September 10-11 in Chicago. AWESOME leaders who’d like to attend the award presentation on May 10 may contact Zainab at zainabkhan@executiveplatforms.com and receive a discount on the ticket price. Continue reading

AWESOME Advisor takes on New Board Positions

Lillian Dukes, Principal and President of LAD Consulting and an AWESOME Advisor, has joined the board of the Kansas Health Foundation and will serve on the audit committee. She also has been named president of the board of FEJ-USA, where she previously served as vice president. Continue reading

Analytics Quantify the Daily Work Activities of Good Managers

Microsoft Analytics has released the results of data determining what managers do daily that results in high engagement of their employees. An article in Harvard Business Review suggests managers can use these behaviors as a guide to making their employees become more engaged. Continue reading

MIT’s Katie Date shares ideas for achieving gender balanced teams

When MIT held its first Women in Supply Chain Summit last March, one of the topics of discussion was how to correct the gender imbalance in supply chain leadership. Katie Date, who is manager of corporate and SCALE network outreach at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, summarized some of the key observations from that discussion in an article published in Supply Chain Management Review. Katie also leads MIT CTL Women in Supply Chain Initiative. Continue reading

European Council names Christine Lagarde as first woman in this role

Christine Lagarde has been nominated to be president of the European Central Bank. If confirmed, she will become the first woman to lead that organization – an addition to her already impressive list of firsts. Continue reading