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Bill Swanson is North America CEO of Cartridge World, but he’s also the company’s global chief financial officer. I recently asked him how he came to hold both roles, how he balances and weighs those responsibilities, and how other companies might study a similar strategy and structure.

You have a finance background and came to Cartridge World as global CFO before adding the North America CEO role.[…] Continue Reading »

I took my first global management job seven years ago. I had grown up in the Midwest and graduated from a Big Ten university. With the exception of living in Japan right out of college, my work experience was almost exclusively with North American companies. I had a lot to learn fast.

Happily, the last seven years have been the best of my career in part because of our global operating environment.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Brian Robertson, a partner at HolacracyOne.

There’s a difference between predicting how you’d ride a bike and actually successfully riding the bike — and that concept should be taken into account when managing a modern-day company, said Brian Robertson, an entrepreneur and partner at HolacracyOne.[…] Continue Reading »

This guest post is by Aubrey Daniels, author of “Safe By Accident: Leadership Practices That Build A Sustainable High Performance Safety Culture” and “Bringing out the Best in People.” You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter at @AubreyDaniels.

“Outsourced,” the workplace comedy on NBC, gives us another reason to laugh at real-life business scenarios.[…] Continue Reading »