6 Stories That Drive Success

Summer is a busy season for everyone between vacations, outdoor activities and also a full work schedule, that it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest business news or management tips. We compiled six stories from around the web that provide inspiration and successful methods to improve business.

The fountain at Monona Terrace stands in front of the Capitol building in Madison, WisconsinIn Business
Spheres of Influence—2015 Most Influential People in Greater Madison

Madison is filled with success stories from movers and shakers such as alder Maurice Cheeks and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank. These influencers are dedicated to Madison to help make a difference in the local community.

Big Data, Small Data — The Challenge Collecting And Protecting Employee Data

While the collection of data can help a business grow, what are some safe ways strike a balance between driving success for an organization and protecting employees at the same time?

Five Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away

Human resources expert Liz Ryan shares her experiences on how outdated HR policies drive the best employees away from an organization. She offers ideas on how to keep great employees around that also fosters their success.

The Wall Street Journal
Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

As employers begin to understand the difference introverts and extroverts in the workplace, a new personality type has emerged as a combination of the two types. Experts say ambiverts use these traits to find success in one particular field.

A businessman works on a computer in an officeThe New York Times
Corner Office with David Politis of BetterCloud

The New York Times “Corner Office” column offers insight from managers and leaders from successful companies. In the latest column, David Politis of BetterCloud shares his top hiring advice for finding new talent.

This American Life
NUMMI 2015

What happens when a big corporation sticks to the “this is how we have always done it” mantra? The podcast This American Life explores how even with examples of success, this company failed to make changes to increase productivity and quality before it was too late.

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Stephanie Beirne Leuer is the Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company Staffing Solutions, a staffing firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. Drake & Company specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire administrative, clerical and legal placements. Since 1978, Drake has reached beyond skills and qualifications to match candidate personalities with a company’s culture. You can connect with Stephanie by , and you can find Drake & Company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.