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CHICAGO - Bill Muir was burning out as an operations manager for a beverage company and started looking for another career. When his brother-in-law used a handgun to kill himself, Muir decided to clean up his sister's place.
CHICAGO - Little known fact: Before the Bulls and Blackhawks achieved United Center glory, Danny Wirtz and the Loyola Academy Ramblers won the state hockey championship there in 1995, just a year after the facility co-owned by the Wirtz family opened.
MINNEAPOLIS - Mentorship is getting turned on its head in today's multigenerational workplace. Technology has flipped traditional roles, and the younger workers now have a thing or two to teach the veterans.
Q: I don't know how to tell an employee that she won't be receiving an expected promotion. "Greta" will willingly take on any task but pays no attention to details. We've had many discussions about the errors she makes, yet her work still hasn't improved.
Q: I was laid off recently after about 15 years in my job. I liked my old career, but am taking advantage of this opportunity to start my own business. What should I consider to increase my chances of success?
LOS ANGELES - The starting pay is about $34,000 a year with no automatic pay raises based on tenure. They are on the front line in the battle against terrorism but don't carry a gun. Their employer is routinely the punchline of jokes on late-night television shows.
LOS ANGELES - The gig: Steven Sugarman, 41, is chief executive of Banc of California, a lender that's one of the largest and fastest-growing banks in Southern California. He became CEO of the bank's holding company, Banc of California Inc., in 2012, at age 38 - young for any chief executive, especially in the stodgy world of banking. But Sugarman had impeccable academic credentials and a mile-long resume that preceded his assumption of the bank's top post.
PHILADELPHIA - In retailing, "e-commerce is driving the bus," said Ann Burton, founder of Wolfgang Harbor, a boutique Philadelphia-based company that recruits upper management in fashion, beauty, design, e-commerce and retailing.
I am at Starbucks sipping a cappuccino when two men enter wearing white shirts, ties and slacks. They have come from their nearby office and are engaged in a heated debate about politics and who they plan to support. They are arguing about which candidate lies more, getting loud and ugly. With coffee in hand, they head back to their workplace. I stare at them, wondering how they will return to their work responsibilities and leave the argument behind.