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INFOGRAPHIC: Delivery Drones Prepare for Liftoff

by Marly Hazen McQuillen
23. June 2015 08:45

The FAA has received hundreds of requests from companies that want to fly commercial drones. Less than 7% of these requests have been approved, and those that were approved face severe restrictions. A beta version of Amazon's proposed drone program has been approved for more thorough study on Amazon's grouds (or skies).

Check out CTSI-Global's infographic, below, for details!

Delivery Drones Prepare for Liftoff (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Video: 'Thought Leader Life' Interview with CEO Ken Hazen

by Marly Hazen McQuillen
12. May 2015 08:15

Thought Leadership Life logoRecently, Mitchell Levy and guest co-host Jim Canfield interviewed Ken Hazen, President and CEO of CTSI-Global, for the business leadership podcast Thought Leader Life.

As part of a month-long series called "Lonely at the Top," Levy and Canfield focused their questions on the role of the CEO, both among peer CEOs and regarding how best to lead employees. Hazen also addressed generational attitudes toward different communications technologies.

Some of the most interesting quotes from the series have been captured in an ebook of "Aha moments," which can be read here. Here is a sample of "Aha" quotes from Hazen's interview:

  • "As the CEO, you become personally invested in the organization. You take care of the employees and their families." - Ken Hazen
  • "In any organization, it's important to have mutual loyalty between the CEO & their team." - Jim Canfield
  • "CEOs don't pay people to say, 'Yes'. You pay people to think." - Ken Hazen

Watch the full video below or check out the audio podcast:

Employee Satisfaction

by Marly Hazen McQuillen
4. May 2015 08:00

Recently, our President and CEO Ken Hazen shared his thoughts on LinkedIn about how to encourage employee satisfaction.

Recognition and being heard are the keys to keeping and growing employees long term.  I have done MBWA (Management By Walking Around) before it was a thing.  We have had picnics, bowling leagues, baseball and soccer teams, Star Awards, VIP Awards, baseball and basketball ticket giveaways, lunches (we call them Hogaramas), etc., but the most satisfying (besides handing out an arbitrary bonus) is walking up and saying thank you.  Preferably in front of their peers.  Private one-on-one time in my office or their office or cubicle is excellent as well.

April Fool's Day 2015 in the Supply Chain News

by Marly Hazen McQuillen
1. April 2015 17:20

A little logistics levity for April Fool's Day 2015!

And a few throwback April Fool's posts from CTSI-Global:

Wordly Wednesday: Infrastructure in the 2015 State of the Union [VIDEO]

by Marly Hazen McQuillen
28. January 2015 06:00

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama made a point to discuss strengthening multimodal infrastructure and Internet utilities:

"Twenty-first century businesses need 21st century infrastructure: Modern ports, and stronger bridges; faster trains, and the fastest Internet."