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Being entrepreneurial within a larger organization! Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? We are in conversation with Millie Tan to understand how she brings forth holistic thinking and an expertise in marketing to drive business. Her experiences working with Polaroid are unique and profitable due to her proactive, action oriented initiatives.

Millie, you have exemplified the meaning of intrapreneur. Your entrepreneurial activities have been within large corporations, often working on new projects that are contrary to internal stakeholders’ views of the company. You possess the unique skill-set of being able to successfully incorporate both these perspectives and bring…


A business-led digital transformation journey.

Key takeaways:

• Our transformation journey will be incomplete if the supply chain does not own the customer experience

• It’s critical to understand where true supply chain costs are hidden and how to improve the supply chain to serve customer’s better — otherwise your profitable customers could subsidize your other customers

• Without addressing governance and performance management, behaviors will not truly change — it’s true what they say, culture eats strategy for breakfast!

Ignorance is a choice. Here is a list of popular international news websites:

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of life for all human beings. Our environments have changed, and our relationships have been put at risk. Karen Walker Johnson of Centene Corporation ensured that her company took action to prevent employee shortcomings and strive to keep the company’s community spirit alive. Karen speaks on the specific changes her company implemented to address these issues.

“Our teams faced numerous challenges with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. …


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With the advent of a wide array of digital technologies driving massive opportunities for value for organizations, many Boards are struggling with how to provide oversight to those efforts. These technologies (artificial intelligence, cognitive and machine learning, blockchain, etc.) provide huge potential in a variety of areas in enabling new business value, improving customer experience, and driving efficiency and safety. In addition, the arrival of these tools is also enabling new competitors to enter traditional markets and push out those who are not investing appropriately.

Many organizations and leadership teams struggle with how to drive these transformational efforts. In some…


MFG Day
MFG Day
MFG Day

I wanted to share the article I just published for Manufacturing Day, traditionally held on the first Friday of October hence this year — Friday October 2nd. This will be Manufacturing Day’s 8th year and something Industry Today has long supported.

The recurring theme, which comes across in the article is nothing new — the skills gap and the need for talent. …


“First of all, there can be no ‘one size fits all’ ideology. One has to look at what your overall strategy is. From there on, it’s important to see what role talent plays in your organization. Moving forward, all of the aforementioned have got to be played out in strategic conversations.

“I am going to go out on a limb here and say something which may be considered very radical. I think we are all too hung up on retention. Not just retention itself, but also measuring retention. Retention is a lagging indicator. No company would have a problem with…


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It’s been said that if everyone looks the same and has the same background, then they also have the same blind spots. With an inclusive approach — one that values and actively seeks a diverse workforce — organizations can expand their vision and deepen their impact.

Seeing the bigger picture

On the cusp of International Women’s Day, March 8, we’re reminded of what so many businesses have come to understand. A more balanced workforce of men and women, and the diverse backgrounds and opinions that brings, leads to a more productive and cohesive team.

The ability of a business to…


The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is an organization founded by Dr. Bill Keyes to encourage and foster African American male talent. The institute carries out an intensive program for 12 of the brightest college students in the country and gives them the knowledge and means to reach their fullest potentials. This program is helping to bring the countries future leaders to fruition.

The institute describes who the types of people in their programs are:

“The Institute selects scholars from all over the United States. They have a wide variety of interests and represent small liberal arts colleges, large universities, Ivy…


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The phrase ‘the only constant is change’ has been used and re-used all over the world. However, its authenticity and reality have not lost their value. It’s true, the only constant is change. This statement holds true for everything in life, especially business.

If businesses do not adapt to change, they lose their competitive edge. Change needs to happen — to evolve, grow, and improve. The only way to overcome change, is to truly experience it, and embrace it.

Nikki Fraser, a navigator of profound change and Managing Partner at NextKey Services is here to share with us her views…


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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.’s was an iconic American political activist who strived to achieve a better America for Black Americans. He founded the non-profit organization PUSH (people united to serve humanity) that later merged with his Rainbow coalition to create Rainbow PUSH. Rainbow PUSH is a non-profit organization who actively works and fights for social change.

To honor Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.’s 79th birthday, Tyronne Stoudemire, the Global Chief Diversity and Internal Officer of Hyatt Hotels, had red Poinsettia’s planted in the front yard of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters.

“I wanted to come back and beautify the…

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