Jill Zunshine receives ISM Award

AWESOME network member Jill Zunshine has received the 2016 Education and Learning Person of the Year Award from ISM (Institute for Supply Management). She was honored at the award presentation in May for “her significant contribution in creating a professional development program that increased satisfaction, attendance and revenue.” Continue reading

“Like likes like”

— Danielle Brown, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Intel Corporation, talking about one of the phenomena many companies face that makes people tend to hire or promote other people that are much like them. Intel has set out to change this tendency so the company can reach its ambitious diversity goals. Continue reading

3PL Central blog commends AWESOME Symposium

Nancy Rohman, an AWESOME network member and President and Co-Founder, 3PL Central, provider of cloud-based warehouse management solutions, described some of the key features of the Symposium she attended in early May. Nancy particularly pointed out the panel of women’s business school deans talking about preparing the next generation of leaders. Continue reading

How a devil’s advocate can counteract biased thinking

Although “bias” is often used in reference to attitudes that discriminate against a person or group, biased thinking can also get in the way of solving problems and making business decisions. An interview published in the McKinsey Quarterly as a “Case Study in Combating Bias” relates how one company encouraged “devil’s advocate” thinking to explore options and evaluate alternatives. Continue reading