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Webcor BuildersJes Pedersen helped take the fear out of change at Webcor Builders

Jes Pedersen was five years away from becoming president and CEO at Webcor Builders when the company found itself at a critical point in its history. After years of taking on nothing but private construction projects including office buildings, hotels and residential units, the sector began to dry up in 2007. Things had changed and the company needed to adapt quickly in order to survive.

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Rodan + FieldsLori Bush has changed the way direct selling is done at Rodan + Fields

It was a number of years ago when Lori Bush was approached with some sage advice about what she should do with her career.

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Accela Inc.How Maury Blackman built Accela to reconnect the people with their government

Maury Blackman wants to restore the trust that people have in government at all levels, from the local municipalities all the way up to the federal government in Washington, D.C. It’s an ambitious goal, one that many would consider to be an impossible task. But Blackman doesn’t see it that way.

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Levi Strauss & Co.Chip Bergh is excited about the future at Levi Strauss & Co.

Learn how Chip Bergh helped reinvigorate an iconic brand and help make it great again.

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Five things not to overlook with workers’ compensation

CompManagement Health Systems' Lance Watkins covers five areas in which a Managed Care Organization’s (MCO) assistance can help position employers to achieve and maintain lower workers’ compensation premium costs.

Identity theft: What it is and how to avoid it

Of all the things that can be stolen, your identity is probably the most damaging. While material items can be replaced, your identity can cause an array of issues — not to mention the emotional strain and expense that accompanies a breach of your personal information.

Creating and maintaining a successful client/search consultant relationship

Search consultants are brought in to help companies strengthen some aspect of their business with a critical executive hire. With so much at stake, hiring candidates for these positions takes an expert approach.

Companies should do their homework before sending expatriate employees

The use of expatriate employees, individuals who are sent to work and live abroad for a defined period of time, can play a key role in helping to quickly get a new international business unit up and running. At the same time, companies need to consider the expenses involved.

Know your operating cycles and you’ll find working capital easier to manage

When you understand your operating cycle and how money is spent and earned in your business, you are better able to retain control of your valuable working capital. Michael Hengl explains what strong companies do to effectively manage their financial cycles.