Risks and Opportunities in the Coming Year

Risks and Opportunities in the Coming Year

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services When companies look ahead to 2016, managing global risk is one of the top priorities. There is plenty of uncertainty as C-suite leaders plan for the coming year, as discussed in our Q4 2015 Spotlight Series breakfast. While full-speed-ahead growth has been a primary theme in the past few years, a more cautious optimism seems to be the prevailing attitude at […]

Cultural Competence in Diverse Teams

Cultural Competence in Diverse Teams

The Pearson Partners HR Roundtable series provides a forum for senior corporate human resources executives to discuss issues and trends in human resources and leadership development. At our April 21 luncheon, Nicole DiRocco, global executive coach, discussed driving profitability and cultural competence in culturally diverse global teams. Nicole discussed why diversity is good for business, what is needed for a company to be culturally competent and how we can increase our cultural […]

Taking Flight: The Economic Impact of DFW International Airport in the Global City System

Taking Flight: The Economic Impact of DFW International Airport in the Global City System

  Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, DFW International Airport Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a $31 billion annual economic engine for the DFW region, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the North Texas GDP while employing 150,000 people on a $9 billion payroll. The third-busiest and highest-capacity airport in the world, DFW International Airport hosted 63 million travelers last year. For our Q3 2014 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast, we invited Sean Donohue, […]

Global Expansion

Global Expansion

When companies plan to expand to international markets, one of the key considerations is the depth and strength of executive talent. Depending on the scope of the growth plan, additional managers may be needed to lead the new operations, and many organizations are creating new positions, such as Chief International Officer, to lead their teams. Careful evaluation of the leadership team’s skills, experiences and attitudes is crucial to making good […]