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Plant Construction Co. LPChris Rivielle has taken a different approach to employee development at Plant...

Rivielle liked a lot of what he saw when he became CEO at Plant Construction, but felt there were still some areas to improve. He wanted to create a culture where employees would have a deeper understanding of how things work in the business.

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San Francisco GiantsHow a baseball team led a renaissance in downtown San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants were in trouble when Larry Baer and his group bought the team back in 1993. More than 20 years later, as the Giants embark on what they hope will be a fourth World Series title in seven years, a remarkable transformation has taken place.

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Adaptability is part of the job for Chris Cabrera at Xactly Corp.

Christopher W. Cabrera is not the same leader he was when he founded Xactly Corp. more than a decade ago. See how he adapts to remain the best leader he can be for his business.

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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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Transparency is key to maintaining strong ties with your bank

Communication is the lifeblood of any strong relationship, including the one that develops between a business and its bank. One of the keys to maintaining that strength through the ups and the downs is the willingness of the business leader to remain transparent when the times turn tough, says Jeffrey M. Whalen, senior vice president […]

Executive searches require a strong plan and partner to succeed

An executive search generally takes 120 days from start to finish. There are, however, circumstances that could add another 60 to 90 days to the process. “Whether an executive search is anticipated, to fill an expected opening for instance, or is needed to replace an unexpected opening has a big impact on the process,” says […]

The VC market is taking a pause, but the future still looks bright

VC investments reached a 15-year high last year as the sector capitalized on the relative weakness of other markets. But what goes up must come down again at some point and VC investing has slowed down in 2016. At the same time, there is still a great deal of capital available to be invested when the right opportunity presents itself.

A look at what to consider before you sign your next building lease

Brouse McDowell's Daniel K. Wright II outlines things to consider when relocating your leased office or industrial facility.

During times of economic volatility, your bank can be a great partner

Financial institutions operate at the heart of our economic system and as such, are hyper-aware of market indicators and trends that can affect the credit quality of their customers. The more opportunities you have to keep your banker up to speed on what’s going on in your business, the better equipped he or she will be to work on your behalf.