The case for this next generation of refrigerants is clear. HFC-134a, the most common refrigerant in use today, contributes to global warming when it escapes from sealed systems through leaks, servicing and disposal. It has a global warming potential (GWP) of greater than 1,300 and can persist in the atmosphere for years.
By Joseph Martinko
The 5 Stages of Leadership What kind of leader are you? Are you able to inspire those around you to do their best work and help your company thrive in a complex world? And does being a good leader leave you drained and exhausted or are you able to handle it with lightness and enthusiasm? The answer depends on what stage of leader you are.
Leadership Lessons from CEO Coach Bill Campbell Bill Campbell, a legendary mentor and executive coach to many of Silicon Valley’s luminaries, died in April. On stage at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, a few of his mentees paid tribute to his impact on their lives, sharing memories and lessons from a mentor they remember to be tough, caring and frequently profane.
Seven Telltale Signs You Have a Leader's Mindset Leadership, it turns out, is its own distinct set of skills -- skills that can be cultivated and developed, just like any other. To paraphrase the great Vince Lombardi, leaders aren’t born, they’re made. And it all starts with the right mindset.
How to Stop People Who Bog Things Down with Bureaucracy Energy vampires are often smart, well-intentioned managers who inadvertently slow the company down with too many questions, too much analysis, too much process — and not enough action. Strong leaders can inoculate their organizations by focusing relentlessly on the company’s unique customer-driven mission.
Five Ways to Make Your Office Happier Employees who are thanked for a job well done are more engaged, plus expressing gratitude to others makes us happier. A new survey from found that 60 percent of job seekers said they cared the most about whether the staff at their prospective employer felt appreciated.
Ten Signs Your Company Has a Culture Problem It is time for corporate and institutional leaders to be honest with themselves and one another about the real problems that keep companies from achieving their goals. When your culture goes south, your employees will quit and they won’t tell you the truth about why they’re leaving.
How Leadership Drives Your Company’s Vision Stressing the benefits to others invites participation and support. To be an effective leader, you must understand motivation. I believe that you cannot motivate people, but you can create an environment where motivated people will want to come to work and thrive.
4 Fundamentals of Maximizing Performance Too many businesses and their people are more caught up in the terminology and
acronyms of change and growth, rather than the actual practices that help us to change, grow, and — ultimately — reach our goals. To get back on track, these businesses need to get back to the fundamentals of maximizing human performance.