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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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Fresh eyesOtterbein University realizes its potential by reaffirming core values

Kathy A. Krendl hasn’t been afraid to step in and lead Otterbein University in new directions, to help it stay relevant for higher education and recommit to its core values.

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Step2 Co.Christopher Quinn restored trust and unleashed creativity to drive Step2 Co. to...

When Christopher Quinn arrived as president and CEO at Step2 Co. in January 2015, he could feel the tension. This proud company had seen near constant turnover in recent years and Quinn sensed that employees didn't believe he would last any longer than the previous CEOs. So he set out to earn their trust.

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Ridge Tool Co. (RIDGID®)How RIDGID® stays relevant: Fred Pond adapts and adjusts Ridge Tool Co. to evolve...

Here’s a look into a three-point strategy that drives the nearly 2,000 Ridge Tool employees around the world in assuring RIDGID® remains the industry leader in pipe-working tools.

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Research, specialized financing needed before doing business overseas

Middle-market companies that can capture a segment of business in a foreign market have a tremendous opportunity. Exporting products overseas, however, requires fastidious research upfront. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman shares what it takes to export into foreign markets.

Implementing your security plan to protect your data and network

By beginning the implementation phase of a newly established security plan, your team can take an important step forward in preventing data breaches. All Covered Pittsburgh's Stephan J. Cico talks about his second IT security step: implementing a security plan.

Potential pitfalls and risks of saving and drawing on your retirement

Common risks and pitfalls related to retirement planning, via AXA Advisors, LLC.

How to structure competitive executive compensation packages

Finding great candidates to fill executive positions is inherently difficult. Though quality candidates can be found, companies tend to lose their top pick because they can’t meet a candidate’s compensation expectations. “Companies often enter into an executive search intending to construct a competitive compensation package for the right candidate,” says Tim Conti, managing partner at […]

Give employees the tools to help your customers learn about new technology

Employees play a vital role in helping your customers understand and get comfortable with new technology, says Aaron M. Barnhart, Senior Vice President and Retail Sales Leader at Westfield Bank. “When your employees demonstrate confidence as they use and answer questions about new products and services, they empower customers with the same self-assurance,” Barnhart says. […]