There’s something about the quality of a great leader that makes him or her stand out no matter the situation or the crowd. History’s greatest leaders have all had that quality, though they may not have all started out as leaders of many or even very few people.
Since the oldest times known to men, masses have been led by efficient leaders. Such men and women have been responsible for ushering their people into a new and more modern world as we know of it now. Leadership has been defined as a process through which a person influences and motivates others to get involved in accomplishment of a particular task.
Yahoo Inc., the internet giant is set to name its next CEO very soon. The possible name on the list that has cleared many rounds and is likely to the nod is Scott Thompson, who runs eBay’s online payment unit PayPal.
The supply chain industry practitioners do not yet have the depth for creating a war for the supply chain talent. A supply chain industry leader will need flexibility and aggressiveness to respond to changing needs of the supply chain industry. The industry leaders are predicting ‘technology’ to play a vital role in the supply chain industry in 2012.
After the eurozone debt crisis and the sluggish economy in the U.S. hit Asia’s export economies harder, South Korea and Taiwan saw a slowdown in their manufacturing activities. Manufacturing in South Korea contracted for a fifth straight month and Taiwan contracted in a fifth consecutive month and in Taiwan, manufacturing contracted for the seventh consecutive month.
South Korean automaker giants, Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. have set a target of increasing their global sales by 6.1 percent this year. The South Korean automakers have plans to improve quality and invest in research and development for reaching the set target.
Iran’s announcement arrived in the middle of the rising tension between Iran and the U.S. over Iran’s disputed nuclear program which U.S. believes has been working on developing nuclear weapons. Mahmoud Mousavi, deputy navy Commander told the official news agency IRNA, “We have test fired a long-range shore-to-sea missile called Qader (which means capable), which managed to successfully destroy predetermined targets in the Gulf.”
Even as the economic depiction in the United States has brightened up recently with more positive employment figures, Europe remains held up in a slump. Most economists are estimating a recession for 2012, which will heighten the pressure faced by governments and financial institutions across the Continent.
Corn-based fuels have been subsidized by the U.S Congress for more than three decades, ever since the Energy Tax Act of 1978. But, this week, when Congress adjourned for the winter recess, they didn’t renew the ethanol tax breaks for industry leaders.
There was a leak Thursday that Microsoft offered a view that was trying to invade the smartphone market from the bottom up. The fresh report said that Microsoft has plans to launch several LTE Windows Phone devices in 2012. Now, the hot news is that Microsoft is already planning to major updates, Tango and Apollo (as coded) in 2012.
Amazon indeed had a great Christmas holiday this year. Kindle topped the sales chartbuster. Amazon declared that it sold over a million Kindles each …
In many parts of the United States, it has been a mild winter thus far. Although more people are enjoying the unusually “warm” weather for December, ski resorts don’t like it, as it has meant little snow for winter travelers. Ski resorts are hoping to see some snow in the next few weeks, or this season might be a bad one for this sector of the hospitality industry.
Verizon Wireless has taken the most customer-unfriendly move, publicizing its reliability over its rival AT&T Inc. But a series of misfits and missing links in its network this month threatens to smear the largest U.S. wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless’, carefully crafted reputation. Verizon wireless announced Thursday that it will charge its customers a $2 convenience fee for one-time telephone and online bill payments which will be applicable from Jan 15. Verizon’s move has been greeted by a gale of criticism.
Its Christmas – a time for celebration. But most of all, it is that time of the year when industry leaders reflect on their business’s progress over the past year that has gone by and the New Year’s plan of how to develop their business. The whole office is fired up and the teams are assigned with various tasks and job responsibilities.
Chesapeake Energy, the second-largest producer of natural gas in North Texas’ Barnett Shale, has plans of selling off one of its pipeline units, Appalachia Midstream Services, L.L.C., to Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP. Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP is the entirely owned Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P. subsidiary of that holds its Marcellus Shale midstream assets.
The warehousing sector of the supply chain industry is under pressure recently after a series of investigative reporting has uncovered the tenuous situation of thousands of temporary employees. These employees, hired by staffing firms that are several times removed from the big box retailers like Amazon and Walmart, even though these employees unload and move the products sold in these stores. This is a just a small snapshot of what is going on at these distribution warehouses and in these temporary warehouse jobs.
Sears Corps has had a tough time dealing with the holiday season. The parent company Sears Holding Corps, an Illinois based company, will close more than 100 full-line Sears and Kmart stores in move to improve and accelerate the transformation of its business.
This year end has seen a rise in the prices of crude oil for the sixth day, adding 0.1% or 11 cents to $101.45 a barrel on Globex during Asian trading hours. This has been the highest level for crude oil in the past six months.