posts tagged with Leadership

Technology, Process Change, and Leadership (repost)

IMG_3205.jpg This post originally appeared on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Center for Aviation & Aerospace Leadership blog:

Organizations constantly seek to increase quality, productivity and efficiency. When deployed effectively, technology helps us eliminate wasted time and materials, increases efficiency, and improves service.

While incorporating technology into our operations is one of our biggest opportunities as leaders, it also presents one of our biggest challenges. Having the latest technological programs and gadgets at our disposal doesn’t do much for our operations if we’re not adequately prepared to make use of them. If our processes are outdated and full of inefficiency, redundancy and sometimes even counterproductive activity, technology may illuminate the situation but it certainly cannot resolve it.

What My Daughter’s Illness Has Taught Me About Fatherhood

A58A6638.jpg My name is Eric, and I’m a member of the FedEx flight crew team. I’m fortunate to have an amazing job flying precious things across oceans, connecting people and possibilities all over the world. It’s a wonderful job…But without a doubt, my most important job is being a father.

My kids, Allie and Zach simply amaze me every single day.

Recently, my daughter, 15 year old Allie, was diagnosed with a form of brain tumor called anaplastic ependymoma. As shaken as we were by the diagnosis, Allie has been a rock. The wonderful folks at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have cared her for as she fought through...

A View from the Top: Insights into 100 days as FedEx Leader in EMEA

david-binks.png David Binks, President, FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA), reflects on the first one hundred days in his new position and offers insights into the state of play for European businesses and the logistics community...

Q&A With Mitch Jackson, FedEx Expert on Sustainability

MitchJackson_Influence-sq.jpg As part an ongoing series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, our FedEx Access team spoke with Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for FedEx. Jackson spearheaded the implementation of FedEx hybrid-electric vehicles, among the first in the commercial marketplace.

Access: How would you describe the relationship between increased global connectivity and innovation?

MITCH JACKSON: I believe that global connectivity and innovation go hand in hand. If you think about it, attempts at globalization have been ongoing for centuries. Books like...

Ethics in Action

FedEx Cares PH 2011-sq.jpg When we think about “business leadership”, the first words that often spring to mind are “vision” or “innovation”.

Seldom do the words “ethics” or “ethical” automatically top the list. But they must.

Just as the world is changing, so too is our notion of leadership. And it’s exactly the characteristics that we most value in human beings – respect, responsibility, integrity or compassion – that must become intrinsically connected with leadership...