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Where Paying Dues Delivers

May 10, 2005
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Lea Soupata rose from truck driver to senior vice president of people programs at UPS, becoming one of the highest-paid female human resources executives in the nation in the process. It’s a success story, but it’s also just how things are at UPS, where people routinely work their way up from the bottom.
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UPS 37 Principles for Managing People

May 2, 2005
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A wide-ranging look at the company’s workforce management practices, including promoting from within and limiting the employment of relatives.
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Corporate Crunch

April 13, 2005
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When conglomerate Unilever scooped up Ben & Jerry’s, some worried that the ice creamiconoclast might become just another plain-vanilla subsidiary. Instead, the two companies have flavored each other’s cultures.
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Wishing Upon a Star Hiring a CEO From Inside the Company Versus Going Outside

March 31, 2005
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As Disney’s CEO selection raises eyebrows in the corporate world, experts at Wharton and elsewhere discuss the pros and cons of hiring from within.
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HP and Patagonia Two Similar, Yet Different, Leadership Styles

March 31, 2005
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The one thing they do share in common is the drive to align employee goals with organizational ones and create the best possible work environment.
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Ebbers' Costly Legacy

March 30, 2005
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The case is a reminder that the corporate landscape has changed.
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Alcoa Does Its Bit For The World

February 25, 2005
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Companies want to show employees, consumers and shareholders that they are paying attention to environmental, health and safety impacts globally. Alcoa sends employees on scientific field trips to show its concern.
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True Believers at Methodist Hospital

February 1, 2005
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When the Methodist Hospital in Houston decided to embark on a "values realignment," there were plenty of skeptics to be won over--including the new vice president of human resources. But the effort to revive faith-based values without cramming religion down employees’ throats has been hailed by workers, patients and the press.
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