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Signet’s unique leadership approach separates it from the pack

Private equity firms often get a bad rap. They can be characterized as cold-blooded, willing to eviscerate an acquired company […]

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O-H-I-ODr. Michael V. Drake drives future success at The Ohio State University

Ohio State's shared governance might seem foreign to those used to the command control of for-profit business. But Dr. Drake is building consensus to get OSU ready for what's next.

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Executives adapt with changing times to ensure business longevity

Companies that have been around for more than 50 years have learned a thing or two about adapting to the marketplace. Regional business leaders share their experiences pivoting their business for long-term success.

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Welty Building Co.Don Taylor’s team is built to last at Welty Building Co.

For Welty President and CEO Don Taylor, building his team is just as important as constructing a building — and he’s co-opted a novel approach to do so.

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Insights

Get outside help to investigate workplace sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace has recently gotten a lot of attention. Companies caught in a scandal risk public embarrassment if their knowledge of sexual harassment behavior was handled inappropriately. A company can’t be willfully blind to sexual harassment accusations made by employees, says Ann-Marie Ahern, a principal and head of the employment law practice at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA.

Don’t let mediocrity be the norm when choosing an AV provider

A good AV team listens to the customer’s needs to determine the best approach and build an AV solution that suits that need. They respond quickly to inquiries because they know it can be frustrating to wait, especially when time is short, says Matt Radicelli, founder and CEO of Rock The House Audio Visual.

Reduce your exposure to fraud with positive pay

Technological advances have made it easier for businesses to manage their operations and improve their bottom line. However, as technology becomes more sophisticated, businesses must be more diligent to prevent fraudulent transactions from occurring. Many businesses turn to their banks to help mitigate the likelihood of fraud, says Marianne O’Connor, cash management advisor at Northwest Bank.

How a company can make optimal use of its captive insurance program

There are underutilized aspects of a captive program that if actualized, could provide much more than risk mitigation. To fully unlock the potential of a captive program, all of its options must be understood, says Andrew Seger, general counsel at Imprise Financial.

Measure your organization’s security posture to ensure protection

The data companies have in their digital networks multiplies daily. And as the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, more and more devices seek to connect to that data via the internet, creating significant vulnerabilities for companies. Too often business leaders don’t understand the nature of the data that’s sitting on their network, says Joe Compton, a principal at Skoda Minotti Risk Advisory Services.