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Are the Bookstores Actually Different

September 18, 2003
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A customer goes into Borders and Barnes & Noble to see whether the differences the two companies talk about really exist.
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Why Ted Jones Didnt Take Edward Jones Public

September 18, 2003
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The reasons given by the son of Edward Jones are humorous, but they represent a larger corporate culture that still exists.
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Huge Profits by Year Three

September 18, 2003
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This year, the company projects a return of $9 million because of Six Sigma.
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Fast-Tracking Culture Change

September 18, 2003
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Vanguard's Rich Luzzi says "We are creating better leaders" through the Six Sigma program.
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More Training, Fewer Scandals

September 3, 2003
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The The New York Times hopes so. The paper will hire its first assistant managing editor.
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Sound the Retreat

September 2, 2003
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Although the dollars that companies spend on retreats have fallen with the weakened economy, some organizations still sign up for off-site meetings that involve physical challenges and offbeat exercises. There's considerable debate about whether organizations can really rev up leadership skills or build a team through games, firewalking, rock-climbing or whitewater rafting. Last month's resignation by the U.S. Postal Service's Inspector General in the wake of her million -dollar retreats (which included mock trials and costumes) hasn't helped the image of retreats.
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That Sartain touch

July 31, 2003
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If human resources has a household name, it's Libby Sartain, who earned her stripes at Southwest Airlines, mended a fracture at SHRM, made a leap to Yahoo and now has written a road map for human resources professionals who want to be like her.
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A Bookstore Battle

July 31, 2003
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Trying to make your company stand out from your competitor? You’ll want to take a look inside Borders and Barnes & Noble, whose senior management operate with different business philosophies and recruit employees with passions that support the uniqueness of each enterprise.
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Don't Mess With Carly

July 1, 2003
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Hewlett-Packard was once a consensus-driven, decentralized, "dwindling" company that focused on products and engineering. CEO Carly Fiorina has turned it into a hard-driving, top-down success that keenly focuses on customers and sales. If employees don't agree? Easy. It's Carly's way or the highway.
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Biohazards in the Suggestions Box

May 8, 2003
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Tom Terez unearths a series of memos detailing the unpleasant effects of a suggestion-box program.
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