As April rolls in, baseball is getting into in full swing. Whether you enjoy casually watching your favorite teams on the big screen, or you just go to the games for the food and fun, there are several business lessons you can learn from America’s favorite pastime. Like business, baseball is a game of strategy and planning. In a single inning anything can happen, and each play comes with an element of unpredictability. So how do teams and coaches make informed decisions? And what can you learn from their strategies? Here are three business lessons you can learn from baseball.
Automation will profoundly alter the future of work and society, as a great deal of recent research and projections on its impacts have shown. Some have predicted automation will lead to a gloomy future of permanent high unemployment, while others have touted many potential benefits around health, safety, and the environment. Yet, automation also poses a practical challenge for today’s business leaders, who must tackle how to take advantage of the productivity and innovation opportunities presented by automation technologies while also ensuring a smooth workforce transition.
Our business will only thrive if we create value for our employees and our communities
It’s easy today to be wowed by technology. Whether marveling at the vast amount of data I can store in my smartphone, or witnessing the high-tech wizardry at one of Nestlé’s factories, the potential of technology seems, at times, nearly limitless.
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This March, 30 professionals from across Tetra Tech began their first session of the Tetra Tech Leadership Academy. The Class of 2017 represents the latest installment in Tetra Tech’s corporate professional development program. The Leadership Academy supports the development of outstanding business leaders, while broadening participants’ network of advisors, mentors, and colleagues.
The Cisco Veteran Talent Incubation Program (VTIP) creates a pipeline for transitioning service members and veterans to gain skills and qualify for Cisco Services entry-level engineer roles. Learn more at csr.cisco.com
In 1972 Katharine Graham became America’s first female Fortune 500 CEO, leading The Washington Post Company, the fifth largest publishing company at the time, and under her leadership profits grew 20 percent annually from 1975 to 1985. She also became a role model and mentor for many women leaders in male-dominated fields and spoke openly about the issues they faced.
It's not in her job title, but PayPal's Jayashree Sundaresan is a technology leader as well as a people person. Personal success, she says, is to help others succeed – from guiding her engineers as Director of Global Operations Product Development, to mentoring women re-entering the tech world. It all starts with her relentless energy, which she applies to leading successful projects at work to exercising (she has a mean badminton game), to event planning in her community and even singing.
PayPal manager Heather Holcomb, a former U.S. Marine, knows how challenging re-entering civilian life can be while searching for the next career path. After spending four years in the military, Heather, 29, hoped her experience would be a straight shot to a job in communications technology. Unfortunately, she struggled to gain traction. Without a degree in applied technology or engineering, her hands-on experience didn’t seem to resonate with employers.