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Does your company offer on-the-job training? Yes: 100% No: 0%What qualities do you value most in a trained employee? (select any that apply) Strong problem-solving skills: 85.7% Leadership...
A TEAM EFFORT: House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s plan to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island ultimately was unsuccessful, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo could have played a more effective role in the negotiations to keep the team from heading to Worcester, Mass. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO; COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Looking for leadership? Don’t expect to find it in R.I.

The simple – but not entirely inaccurate – thing would be to lay the Pawtucket Red Sox leaving Rhode Island on the doorstep of...

R.I. needs to improve governance

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts has revealed far more than the lack of leadership among Rhode Island’s major elected officials.Two...

There are a host of candidates for the state’s top job....

All the major candidates running for governor will point to their professional record and say they have the experience to lead the state. But...

What Three Questions do Successful Leaders Ask?

A second-generation family business owner recently asked a question that I think is quite common in the middle market. In many respects, it gets...

CEOs are working harder

What do CEOs do? They go to meetings, mainly. When not in meetings, they spend a lot of time on email.So, CEOs are just...
BREAKFAST BUNCH: Navigant employees enjoy the annual President’s Anniversary Breakfast, in which new hires celebrate their first anniversary during breakfast with Navigant President Gary E. Furtado. From left, back row: Hillary Collings, electronic service operations manager; Jeff Lemos, vice president of human resources; and Kady Rogler, marketing specialist. Foreground: Randy Sacilotto, left, vice president of community development; and Chris Sabbagh, assistant vice president of sales and service. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Navigant uses hiring to build, grow and sustain credit union culture

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 1. LARGE COMPANIES | Navigant Credit Union Employees in R.I.: 303 President and CEO Gary E. FurtadoSmithfield-based Navigant Credit Union leaders know...

All in the family

Would you ever consider owning or operating a business with a family member? Yes: 60% No: 40% Maybe: 0%What is the likelihood that the next CEO of...

Military leadership prepares us to embrace change we did not expect

One of the most overused business expressions is “Embrace the change!” Usually these changes are the ones as leaders we want to happen for...
Chanda Womack has made a mark since arriving in the United States in 1980. Her efforts to help underprivileged urban youth led her to found ARISE in late 2016 to combat the poor educational outcomes among Southeast Asian children in the region. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mission-driven leadership requires stewardship as well

Chanda WomackAlliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians executive directorFor over a decade, I have immersed myself in many different capacities in the nonprofit sector,...
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