Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Navigating the Gray: 4 Tactics for Better Communications http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/navigating-gray-4-tactics-better-communications <div class="field-byline"> Vivian Ciampi, Principal, Professional Coaching LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Communicating well can be the key to cutting through the bureaucracy of an organization and taking control of one’s career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/navigating-gray-4-tactics-better-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/navigating-gray-4-tactics-better-communications#comments Engagement Leadership The Latest Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:49:00 +0000 158721 at http://www.industryweek.com How to Create Your Lean Leadership Pipeline http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/leadership-pipeline <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Kronos Incorporated </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/Leadership595x335.gif?1422653257" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 1 hour </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Lean Leadership Expert and Green Beret officer Sam MacPherson shares his unique & challenging approach to 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weak price outlook in 2015 by exercising our capital and balance sheet flexibility," said CEO Ryan Lance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/conocophillips-slashes-oil-drilling-budget-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/conocophillips-slashes-oil-drilling-budget-again#comments Companies & Executives Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:00 +0000 158571 at http://www.industryweek.com ConocoPhillips Fewer Automakers to Play During Super Bowl XLIX http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/fewer-automakers-play-during-super-bowl-xlix <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The number of automakers choosing to advertise during Super Bowl XLIX is down this year to six from 11 last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/fewer-automakers-play-during-super-bowl-xlix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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22:17:00 +0000 158491 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Earnings At-a-Glance http://www.industryweek.com/finance/earnings-glance <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>It's earnings season when companies report how much they made, how they made it and what's in store for the next quarter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/earnings-glance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/earnings-glance#comments Budgeting & Reporting Galleries Growth Strategies Treasury & Cash Management Trade Finance The Latest Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:33:00 +0000 158361 at http://www.industryweek.com BP Announces Pay Freezes as Oil Prices Continue Slump http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/bp-announces-pay-freezes-oil-prices-continue-slump <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"We see this as a prudent response to the currently challenging market environment in which we are operating." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/bp-announces-pay-freezes-oil-prices-continue-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/bp-announces-pay-freezes-oil-prices-continue-slump#comments Compensation Strategies Companies & Executives Leadership Workforce The Latest Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:06:00 +0000 158381 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Joshua Lott, Getty Images 5 Steps to Improving Profitability of High-Mix/Low-Volume Production http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/5-steps-improving-profitability-high-mixlow-volume-production <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>High-mix manufacturers can make their processes so robust that they seem like low-variation processes and thus yield the optimization opportunities of high-volume production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/5-steps-improving-profitability-high-mixlow-volume-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/5-steps-improving-profitability-high-mixlow-volume-production#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Quality Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:01:00 +0000 158321 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Mattel CEO Out After Disappointing Toy Sales http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/mattel-ceo-out-after-disappointing-toy-sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Mattel said preliminary results for the fourth quarter showed sales fell 5.7% to $1.99 billion from a year earlier, and earnings per share dropped 58.9% to 44 cents.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/mattel-ceo-out-after-disappointing-toy-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/mattel-ceo-out-after-disappointing-toy-sales#comments Companies & Executives Leadership The Latest Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:34:00 +0000 158221 at http://www.industryweek.com Timm Schamberger/Getty Images Ford Saves the World http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/ford-saves-world <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ford CEO identifies three key technology enablers that will help bring mobility to the world.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/ford-saves-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/ford-saves-world#comments Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Technology The Latest Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:59:00 +0000 158151 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css"> .pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>Henry Ford believed that a good company makes excellent products and earns a healthy return. But he proved that a great business does all that while creating a better world.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Mark Fields</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> CEO, President<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Ford Motor Company<br /> <strong>Previous Positions:</strong> CEO, Mazda; COO, Ford</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>