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Management
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We brought Utilidata to Rhode Island because it offered the right space, talent and partners. Here's how we approached a few key decisions. » Pick the best location. Conventional wisdom might suggest high-tech companies should locate in … more
In any organization, delivering results matters. Yet how leaders lead is the real differentiator in the final outcome. Over the course of my long career, I’ve had the opportunity to observe leaders with a variety of styles, ranging from authoritarian to consensus builder. While leadership requirements are largely determined by the need at the time and the opportunity at hand, there are some specific attributes I’ve witnessed in leaders I respect and admire that differentiate them from others. more
Ann Marie Fillion always had an affinity for both numbers and people — those two attributes have translated into a career that transcends the typical accountant's role in business. Born in … more
Rather than trying to predict the increasingly volatile price of energy, some Rhode Island businesses are saying ‘no’ to National Grid’s fluctuating prices and entering into predictable, multiyear contracts with other energy suppliers. more
Barbara Sokoloff knew one thing when she decided to start her own consulting firm nearly 30 years ago: She wanted to help transform "holes in the urban fabric" into vibrant communities. Sokoloff, a 72-year-old Providence native, says an … more
Executive compensation is often a touchy subject. Next year's business strategy is an easier conversation to have compared with telling a CEO his or her compensation package is out of date and needs tweaking to better align with the firm's … more
For the 10th time, Providence Business News has announced the awardees of the Best Places To Work competition. The 55 companies were judged based on confidential surveys of employees and management reports. more
Cindy Laughlin, president of Recruiting Specialists, was recently elected to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Laughlin began her career as an executive recruiter for a search firm that specialized in retail. After acquiring ownership of the firm in 1993, Laughlin built Recruiting Specialists into the talent-acquisition firm that it is today. Recruiting Specialists focuses on many facets of the retail industry, including big box and luxury retail. Outside of the office, Laughlin is also very active in the community. She was previously the president (and now the chairwoman) of Justice Assistance. She is also the education chairwoman for the Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services, as well as a trustee of the Providence Performing Arts Center and she continues to support several of Rhode Island’s nonprofit organizations. more
Innovation is a powerful economic engine. It is a change of product, service or process which allows an organization to meet the challenges of a changing environment. It allows organizations to gain market share and profitability, provides consumers … more
The essence of leadership is multifold – it involves strategic movements and investments, calculated risk-taking, and thoughtful delegation, as well as the ability to inspire a genuine confidence and respect among the crucial ranks which keep the … more
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