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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

Chicago’s ComEd sponsors girls in icebox derby

As a means of encouraging girls to take an interest in STEM fields (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), ComEd — a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, a Fortune 100 energy company —is pairing some of their female engineers with teams of girls competing in the company’s annual icebox derby. The challenge is to design, build and race a car with the parts of a recycled refrigerator. Continue reading