EIGHT QUALITIES OF REMARKABLE EMPLOYEES
Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers; they possess a wide range of easily-defined-but hard to find-qualities. Only a few hit the next level. These employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance.
TUTTA BELLA PIZZERIA MAKES SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA
NATION’S RESTAURANT NEWS
A call from the White House last week sent employees at Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria in Seattle scurrying to make a 40-pizza delivery to a visiting President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One. Joe Fugere, founder and chief executive of four-unit Tutta Bella, and a small crew of company employees Friday manned a borrowed wood-fired pizza oven in the parking lot of Paine Field. Air Force One was parked there while the President made nearby appearances.
WHY COMPANIES FAIL
Why is corporate turnaround so difficult and rare? The answer is often culture – the hardest thing of all to change. And yet, the argument that people continue down dead ends merely because they hate change seems inadequate. As economists like to say, most people are risk-averse. That’s why unions accept wage cuts to keep pensions and health-care benefits, and why extended warranties are big business for Best Buy. Firms are full of these mostly risk-averse people. So why do they so commonly refuse to swerve?