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The Risky Business of Corporate Culture

Do companies worry about the consequences of a culture so ingrained that it becomes a barrier to innovation and change?

The following is based on a speech given by Myron Gray, president of U.S. Operations for UPS, at the Seattle Rotary Club on September 2, 2015. Most companies feel they have a distinct corporate culture, one that has evolved over time around the values and practices shared by their employees. Most also would say their […]

The Multiple Faces of Leadership

The meaning of modern leadership.

The following is based on a speech given by Myron Gray at the Economic Club of Indiana. Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings, transitions and endings, had a distinct advantage. He had two faces – one gazing forward, into the future. The other, looking back, at the past. And while Janus might be an […]

The Value of Hiring Veterans

President Obama encourages more companies to follow UPS example

Despite recent job growth across our nation, military veterans still face unique challenges as they enter the workforce. Nine percent of veterans who joined the armed forces since 2001, but have now returned to civilian life, are still unemployed. One of every two veterans who has transitioned from the military in the last 5 years […]

Making Cities Stronger

Infrastructure of today's urban areas needs overhaul

Cities have never been more popular. Currently, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. That’s up dramatically from 34 percent in 1960. By 2050, it’s predicted that 64 percent of the developing world and 86 percent of the developed world will be urbanized. There are many reasons why urbanization continues to gain […]