Papa John’s has been hard at work as a company making changes in order to create a more inclusive company that includes a diverse team of people who are working together to create the best experience possible for their customers. The man behind all of these efforts is Steve Ritchie, their new Chief Executive Officer. While times were troubled when Steve Ritchie took over the company, he was quick to take actions in order to bring the changes that they needed. The actions of one person do not necessarily represent everyone in the company that they are part of and Papa John’s has set out to prove this to everyone that was impacted.
Steve Ritchie knows that this will not be an easy process and that every one that is part of the Papa John’s team will have a lot of work to do. Papa John’s has always been a big part of their communities and their food has been served at many different events throughout their community. When Papa John’s was impacted by the issues that caused them to address inclusivity in the company, it impacted every team member on a corporate and store level. Everyone involved wants to be able to regain the trust of each member in their communities. Steve Ritchie has shown his dedication through the actions that he has taken which included an apology that he made publically. It included promises for the future to their customers and their team that he has been trying to keep.
While Steve Ritchie knows that no one in the company is at fault for what happened except for the person that took the actions, he knows that he and others must be willing to take responsibility for the work that needs to be done to remedy the situation. The pizza chain is still one of the biggest in the world and they are hoping to be able to make the brand better than it has ever been before. They want to build the company to be more diverse in managerial and franchise owner positions and have started initiatives to make this happen. Find out more about Steve Ritchie: https://www.facebook.com/papajohnsus/posts/an-open-letter-from-steve-ritchie-papa-johns-ceo-httpspjpizzaletter/10156059624187639/
Robert Deignan is the co-founder and CEO of ATS Digital Services, LLC. He co-founded this company in 2011 as an accomplishment of one of his dreams of being a business owner and entrepreneur.
When Robert Deignan set up ATS, he had acquired sufficient knowledge and skills to fill the voids that were in the tech industry. He had worked with other organizations before and learned how a business is managed, as well as the opportunities that are available. He built a company that serves as a one-stop shop for all tech problems. No matter the kind of issue you are experiencing, ATS has sufficiently qualified experts to huddle the problems.
The range of services that ATS Digital Services offer makes them unique. They have a huge number of experts in fields such as activation, setup and cellular repairs. For instance, if you have a faulty tablet, and you would be interested in online troubleshooting, you can give them a call, and they will assist you to fix the tablet remotely. At ATS Digital Services, there is no need to step into your home when there are options to help customers remotely. However, the company also offers home services for clients who would like to be served in that way. There are also tech problems that need to be fixed through the physical work which can only be done by an expert visiting your home. The good thing is that you will find an expert who is qualified to offer services in your area of need through ATS digital services.
Robert understands that customer service in business means a lot. He wants to make sure that customers know and appreciate that they are receiving and the best services possible. Many companies in the tech industry treat their customers as an inconvenience especially when they need help in fixing equipment. However, at ATS Digital Services, their pride is providing a platform that customers can find solutions to all their problems. The tasks are given to the most qualified experts to ensure that customers get the best services possible. For software issues, ATS has top-of-the-line software that will ensure customers enjoy full services.
When it comes to standout individuals, few people can outperform Doe Deere. This exceptional woman has literally transformed an entire industry via her very own personal style. Doe Deere is the founder of Lime Crime Cosmetics and Poppy Angeloff. This self-made millionaire used her talent in art to construct a brilliant career that would transcend different fields of work. This Russian-beauty came to the US at the tender age of 17. She had hopes of finding success in the entertainment industry, but that’s easier said than done. In most cases, it’s not what you know, but rather who you know. Deere got a chance to play in a local rock band. This rock band was based in New York City, and it played at shows throughout the city.
Doe Deere and her sister had a rough start once they relocated to the US. The girls’ mother couldn’t find work, and they all had to work odd jobs from time-to-time. “We were in search of a better life,” said Deere. Unfortunately, things didn’t go so well from the start as the family moved from women’s shelter to women’s shelter. “I had always devoured American culture ever since I was very young,” said Deere. At this point in time, which was the mid-to-late 90s, Deere was being swallowed by American culture with no regards.
Luck would come in the form of a woman, and this woman would go on to help Doe Deere’s family in a number of ways. This extraordinary feminist played a key role in Doe Deere’s acceptance to FIT. This woman also helped Deere’s sister get into Columbia University. As of now, Doe Deere is enjoying the fruits of her labor. She has founded two successful companies, is happily married and will continue to push the boundaries of excellence.
At a very young age of 24 years, Jojo Hedaya together his friend Mr. Josh Rosenwald have come up with a service that deals with unwanted email subscriptions or email unsubscription service. These two buddies studied from the same college in Israel. Jojo Hedaya is the current Chief Executive Officer of this service by the name Unroll.me. Since the duo came up with this service, it has gained popularity and also thrived. It is obvious that most people receive very many emails some of which are of great significance but others are just junk messages. It is also tedious to sort the useful and junk messages. Unroll.me is here to provide solution to the millions of people facing this problem.
The idea to start this service struck when Mr. Josh failed to reply to JoJo’s emails. This was because Josh never came across the emails from Jojo. Its obvious that Josh’s inbox had other numerous incoming junk messages which hindered him from noticing the messages from Jojo Hedaya. Once one subscribes to unroll.com, their email messages are scanned and eventually all the subscriptions are directed into a single folder famous as a rollup. This gives one the chance to easily peruse through the subscriptions and also to opt out from those of no use to them. This service ensures that users don’t face any difficulties while using it. Jojo advices fellow entrepreneurs to work smart and to always ensure that they posses the required skills and expertise in their field of specialization.
Jojo gives advice to upcoming entrepreneurs by saying that for one to start a business they should consider something that they are passionate about. One ought to be a creative thinker and a good problem solver. Entrepreneurs are said to be biased by only considering an employee’s education qualification as the gate pass for acquiring employment. Hedaya advises that the employers should consider an individual’s potential and skills. He adds that one should not be afraid of their competitors and they should prepare for both good and bad times.
Louis R. Chenever is the current CEO of United Technologies Coroporation. He has been in this position since 2006. Before that he was the President of Pratt & Whitney from 1999 to 2006. He is also a member of the Executive Committees of the Business Roundtable. In addition to this in 2005 he was inducted as Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
He formerly studied at the University of Montreal in Canada and obtained a bachelor of commerce degree in production management.
Chenever’s Advice on Sustaining a successful Business:
Chenever strongly believes that investing in your employees is the key ingredient to a successful business. He feels that companies often times overlook the potential growth factor of their current employees. Sometimes companies would bring in a new employee to fill a higher position rather than training their current employee to fill that position. He feels that this is a big mistake that can reduce work morale. He stated that one, as a manager you already know your current employees strengths and weaknesses. Two, you show that you appreciate your current employees’ hard work and dedication towards the company when you offer them a higher position and salary. Three, it also reduces turn over which in turn can cost the company money. People resign from companies many times when feel that their hard work and dedication went unnoticed. In addition to this, it increases company moral when other employees see that their fellow colleague is getting promoted. This will encourage your other employees to work harder towards the possibility of also getting promoted.
He also advises senior managers to create an atmosphere of trust between employees. Don’t give into politics putting employees against each other by having them spy on each other. Instead a senior manager should make the atmosphere a comfortable place that an employee enjoys coming to. After all most people spend more time at the office than they do at home.
Also investing in their educational future helps, especially if the degree will relate to what they’re doing for the company. Most employees will feel even more loyal to their employer if the employer invests in their future.
Overall, Chenever believes that a transparent, safe work environment that believes in investing its employees are the key ingredients to a successful company.
One of the more disappointing results to emerge from the field of psychology over the last few decades has been the ironclad and well-replicated finding that there is simply no way to increase intelligence. Literally trillions of dollars have been spent in an effort to find the magic formula that would somehow enable people or groups with lower intelligence to rise above their limitations. The fact that so much money has been spent on this effort with so much hope of finding a way to raise the intelligence of various groups and people is a powerful indicator that the goal of increasing brainpower is largely a quixotic mission.
The field of psychology has, furthermore, generated reams of evidence to this effect. However, there are a couple of very interesting caveats to the rule that intelligence cannot be raised. One interesting finding is that while adults who have lower intelligence due to a deprived environment probably cannot benefit from interventions to raise their IQs, children who are still living in deprived environments can end up with considerably higher intelligence through enriching their environments.
But this is not a case of actually raising intelligence. Rather, it is a case of removing negative environmental factors that are conspiring to lower it. In a similar way, it is also possible to increase cognitive performance by removing factors, environmental or not, that are causing a lull in performance.
Two of the most common factors that can lower cognitive performance are fatigue and poor attention span. These two factors have been successfully combated through the use of such drugs as Ritalin and Adderall. Now, even those who do not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder are taking these performance-enhancing drugs to excel at their jobs and school.
But those drugs often come with serious side effects and health risks. That’s why Jeunesse Global, one of the leading health companies in the world, has developed M1nd, a mental health drink that has many of the same effects as Ritalin and Adderall but that’s also 100 percent natural.
M1nd is the best way to gain a competitive edge through superior cognitive performance.
Robert Deignan is the Co-Founder as well as the Chief Executive Officer of ATS Digital Services, which is a digital support company designed to help customers worldwide with various technological concerns – from connectivity issues to overall troubleshooting. Deignan attended Purdue University and graduated with a degree in Organizational Leadership. After a couple of brief stints as a player with the Miami Dolphins in 1997 and the NY Jets in 1998, Deignan co-founded Fanlink, Inc., which was his first entrepreneurial venture.
The idea behind ATS Digital Services, according to Deignan, started while he was working for a different company. Before launching ATS Digital Services, Deignan an his business partners worked for an Anti-Malware Software Company and they used to have tech issues when it came to getting the software installed on the user’s machine. The company had a trial software strategy – so that users who were happy with it were able to purchase it after 15 days of using it free of charge.
By 2009, due to the problem that started from having trouble installing the software on user’s machine, the company put up a phone number on their download page in order to communicate with users and get to the end of the issue. As a result of the conversation with the customers, the company came up with a solution, which was to have their own in-house tech support agents remotely connect to users’ computers in an effort to fix the problems.
The strategy was a success, and it helped increase trust from the users. Additionally, Deignan and his associates realized that they were able to charge a fee for the efficacy of the remote service. By the time he moved on and left the company, him and his associates felt that using remote connection technologies was a great opportunity for them to help users fix their computer issues and a great opportunity for them to start a business. When talking about current exciting trends in the industry, Robert Deignan points to the fact that more and more users are now embracing remote technologies in order to fix their computers.
Robert Ivy became the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record in 1996 and was a critic for many national publications. He became a Master Architect in 2010 by the national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi. Ivy is one of seven people to have this honor, and is the only architect that was selected in the 21st century.
Recently, the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Robert Ivy. The Polk Award is only given to living Mississippi-connected artists whose work over a lifetime of performing and creating is extraordinary and worthy of extreme honor. This is the first time an architect has ever received this award. Ivy has expanded the presence and influence of the organization. The American Institute of Architects is at its highest level of membership now than it ever has been before. Before joining the American Institute of Architects, where he received the Polk Award, he received multiple awards. Learn more about Robert Ivy on Steel Institue of New York
The American Institute of Architects is considered professional organization. In some industries, you have to belong to an organization to show that you’re committed to your job. Robert Ivy points out, “Architects know the association stands for certain values and to be a member, you adhere to those values, and you’re held accountable”. Organizations provide other opportunities for networking, as well. Networking helps build relationships that result in work opportunities.
It might benefit some workers to join more than one association. For example, there are at least, if not more, nine societies only for accountants. It might have a cost to join multiple associations, but one association might have something another one doesn’t. If Robert Ivy didn’t network out, and only stayed in one association, he might not have been able to get to where he is today.
Robert has been an advocate for the architect profession. His members look to him to focus the American Institute of Architects efforts and resources while also help grow the association.
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Robert Ivy is from Mississippi. He has a master’s in architecture. Ivy is an architect by profession and is currently the vice head and a representative of the American Institute of Architects. Before working with the AIA, Robert served as the head editor in McGraw- Hill’s Architectural Record. During his time in office, the organization grew so much and even managed to acquire several awards for example; National Magazine Award for General Excellence. That aside their creative ideas gained prominence even in China where he launched one of their designs. Find out more about Robert Ivy at bizjournals.com
The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award recently recognized Ivy, i.e., it was presented by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Robert is the very first Architect to be recognized in this award category. What’s more, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters acknowledge only those living in Mississippi or those in close association and whose contribution is significant to them (in Mississippi) Previously, the award was just given to actors, writers, and singers and this makes Robert Ivy very distinct.
Robert Ivy seems very influential because those in the higher offices tend to think highly of him. Carl Elefante, his boss, says (the president of AIA) he sees Robert’s recognition by the MIAL as an achievement, not only in his personal life but also in his career. The head of MIAL, Nancy LaForge seems to believe that Robert Ivy’s creativity is readily available to the general public.
Robert has also acquired other awards; Master Architect Award, which recognizes creativity among architects by the National Architecture Fraternity and Dean’s Medal in last year.
Robert Ivy was also a law enforcer in the army before starting his career in architecture, maybe one of the lessons he acquired there is absolute dominance, which makes him able to influence people wherever he has been. His passions for design and architecture being his building blocks have significantly contributed to his success.
This Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award that Robert has managed to take home may significantly change a lot in future. Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters seem to be recognizing talent in art all around.
At present, National Steel Car is one of the leading manufacturers of rail cars in Northern America and across the globe. The company started in 1912 and started as a flourishing business that went beyond the expectations of its investors and founders. The only setback that happened was when the Great Depression began in 1929 and took place most of the 1930s. At that time, the company was unable to secure large orders to defray the company’s monetary needs and meet the diversified requirements of existing and potential clients. In 1960, Dofasco, a steel mining firm located in Ontario bought National Steel Car.
Greg James Aziz is the present President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car. He was schooled at Ridley College and took his Economics Degree from the Western Ontario University. Then he worked with the family’s business, Affiliated Foods in 1971. The family business is an international food importer of food from countries in South America, Central America and Europe, and has distributes the imported produce to major wholesale outlets located in Easter Canada and the whole of the United States.
Subsequent to working for their family venture, Gregory Aziz left for New York City and found employment with numerous banks in the city. When 1994 came, he purchased National Steel Car from its then current owner DOFASCO. After he acquired the company, Gregory Aziz found out that despite the excellent engineering skills present in the company it could only produce 3,500 cars in one year. Wanting to make National Steel Car a leading rail freight car in Northern America, he added more capital to get the company off the ground, and at the same time hired more employees. Go Here for more information.
By 1999, National Steel Car is already able to yield 12,000 cars yearly and the number of its workers grew from 600 to around 3,000. The excellent engineering ingenuity and innovative capabilities of National Steel Car has earned the ISO 9001:2008 certification and the TTX SECO award consistently.
Greg Aziz states that the ultimate assistance he and his company can give to the community of Hamilton and the surrounding areas is to consistently provide employment that has good pay and benefits. And to show gratitude for the community that has been with National Steel Car through the years, Greg Aziz and his family sponsors numerous local charities including the food drive activities of the local food banks within the vicinity of Hamilton, Ontario.
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