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Is zero (injuries) possible?

For many years, construction has been a dangerous business. We all have seen historic photos of daring risks taken by craftsman at heights, surviving...

Giving back is the best legacy

Every business owner who regards his company passionately – and what owner doesn't feel that way about his enterprise? – wants to make his...

Listen to be successful

Listen vi. 1 to pay attention to sound 2 to hear something with thoughtful attention, give consideration 3 to be alert to catch an...

Learn and take action today for tomorrow

Climate change is the single biggest issue that the coastal environment and coastal development will be facing for the next several decades. We're losing...

New business models drive economic growth

When I arrived in Rhode Island, I felt strongly – and still do – that our company had a responsibility to be part of...
After starting in finance, Debra M. Paul has spent more than 20 years in the health care field, including at Women & Infants Hospital, before coming to lead Fellowship Health Resources Inc. in Lincoln. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Leading from the heart

Many times I've been asked to describe my leadership style. My answer is always the same: I lead from my heart. Fellowship Health Resources...
George Matouk Jr. took over the linen manufacturer founded by his grandfather in 2002 and has transformed it from a midlevel company to one in the super-luxury tier. The change has required deep employee engagement to implement. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Build a great culture

The best business article I ever read was called "Building Your Company's Vision." The article argued that every great, enduring company had a clearly...
Dr. Timothy J. Babineau has practiced and taught surgery in Baltimore, Boston and Providence. His appreciation for the dynamic nature of modern medicine informs his vision of how complex enterprises should function. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Overcome complexity with team approach

I often refer to health care as a team sport. I truly believe it is, because no one person can meet the complex needs...
David A. Sluter is the founder or co-founder of four businesses, including New England Construction, a design-build construction company that was recognized in 2014 by PBN as the fastest-growing private company with revenue between $25 million and $75 million. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Find your peers and share

Peer relationships add value and richness to our lives, but finding business peer relationships that offer sharing and learning is difficult. Yet the perspective...
The first woman to be Rhode Island's governor, Gina M. Raimondo brings an investor's perspective to the job, thanks to co-founding Point Judith Capital nearly 15 years ago. But it may be gender equality issues that more deeply inform her approach to work. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Step up, be heard

One of the best surprises about my first year as governor is the number of girls who tell me they know they can be...

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