Nathan Ives Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Executive Officer

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Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever before.

Boardroom Elephants

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In a survey of more than 4,000 CEOs, executives and managers, more than 90% admitted they were uncomfortable confronting or engaging in conflict. .

Fujifilm Succeeded Where Kodak Failed

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Reading "Innovating Out of Crisis" will give you a history lesson on how to engineer transformative organizational innovation and product diversification.

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The Leader's Role in Vision Development

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Transferable Skills: Results, Vision, Execution. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life assumptions beliefs business techniques engineering agreement guiding principles intangibles leaders leadership thomas h. The "Vision" describes the organization three to five years from now, answering the question "where are we going" in a way that makes us want to get there.

Conversations Leaders Must Have

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I was actually curious why an experienced engineer like Ian would think it was a good idea. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Leadership Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Work lifeThe book " Leadership Conversations " by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz challenges managers to become great leaders by holding effective conversations.

The Power of Collaborative Leadership

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in engineering at a prestigious German university. In virtual all of her engineering managerial positions, she was the first woman. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Ethics Leadership Memes Work life The Power of Collaborative Leadership by Bert Frydman, Iva Wilson and JoAnne Wyer has arisen from the spirit of partnership and mutual inquiry.

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Time Management and Customer Service

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Business executives, policy makers, healthcare insurers and hospital administrators, engineers and others in power are far more likely to underestimate the time required to complete work, ignoring past experience, according to four recent behavioral experiments by researchers at the University of Kent at Canterbury, in the U.K. When it comes to time , people in power believe they have more of it at their disposal than others.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Energy Advisory Services, Partners with NTE Solutions

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StrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC and NTE Solutions partner to provide energy industry executives and managers with asset lifecycle management and regulatory compliance advisory services. Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer.

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Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

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Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. In 1992, Gaskey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; earning a Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering.

Happiness: A Leadership Imperative

Great Leadership By Dan

Every employee, from your best engineers, to your brightest MBA, to your janitor provides value to others. He served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of its Board of Directors and President since the Company’s inception in 1978 through to its acquisition in 2015.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

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StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

StrategyDriven White Paper Advises Leaders on Preventing Catastrophic Industrial Accidents

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“Many of today’s significant industrial accidents are preventable, the byproduct of human errors made when safety was subordinated to other priorities,” explains Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 1 of 7

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During this time, an engineer named Taiichi Ohno (known today as the father of Toyota) began the task of building a new capacity for Japanese industrial production. Relate Articles: Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean?

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Everybody Loves Bob – Faster Cheaper Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done

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Suddenly it hit Bob: he hadn’t checked to make sure engineering had included the new wiring diagram in the customer’s shipment that was due to go out first thing in the morning. Hershman is the Chief Executive Officer of Hammer and Company. Everybody loves Bob.

For a Powerful Presentation, Begin with a Bang, Finish with a Flourish

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An executive in a power company who was presenting to an important sales prospect opened his talk with a story about a company employee who cut short his vacation and drove 300 miles to help restore power after a hurricane. The executive used the story to illustrate that the company prides itself on serving its customers. Check out the search engines for ‘little known facts about …’ or ‘trivia about …’ for ideas. Planning a presentation?

American CEOs Should Stop Complaining About Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review

This month, the chief executive officers of America's biggest companies went on a media blitz to decry the uncertainty caused by the fiscal cliff. In 1998, Mo was running a highly profitable and stable engineering firm serving European mobile operators.

A New CEO's Reinvention Road Map

Harvard Business Review

Yesterday, I was named the next president and chief executive officer at Itron. It needs to have depth and not just be an executive proclamation or platitude. Engineer organizational breakdowns.

The C-Level Job for Everyone: Reducing Complexity

Harvard Business Review

In fact, a 2010 study of over 1500 chief executive officers by IBM's Institute for Business Value identified "the rapid escalation of complexity" as the number one challenge facing CEOs. It's certainly not surprising that senior executives would worry about increasing complexity. More recently, senior executives have seen how unanticipated events can rapidly spin out of control and threaten even the very best companies' reputations, if not their survival.