iBi - April 2013

Go Team Go!

Few would argue with the notion that the most important asset of any organization is its people; thus, management's focus on employee engagement is most appropriate.

Marathoners Turned Managers

by Gabrielle Balzell

Adam White and Brad Henz of RC Race Management know how to put on first-class events, from the starting mark to the finish line and beyond.

A Q&A With Patrick Urich

Manager, City of Peoria
Photography by David Vernon

Patrick Urich oversees the daily functions of the City of Peoria, including a budget of nearly $190 million, 14 departments and about 650 employees.

Management: Art or Science?

by Dr. Aaron Buchko
Bradley University

In order to effectively apply the scientific disciplines of management, you must first understand the art.

Is Your Project Seeing Red?

by Jerrod Hock

Align your project for success and a healthy ROI by learning to manage the triple constraint of time, quality and cost.


Managing Decisions on the Farm

by Darren Frye
Water Street Solutions

In just one generation, farming has changed dramatically. Certainly, the technology has changed, but in this information age decisions are more complex in agriculture, and riskier.

Management of a Different Sort

by Dr. Tim Vega
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Managing health at the community level can improve lives, cut costs, and spur economic development.

Make Your Own Managerial Impact

by Esther Francis Joseph

After years of being overworked and underappreciated by managers, you vow, “When I become the boss, I am not going to make the same mistakes my supervisors made.” So, how’s that working for you now that you are in charge?


The Telecommute Dispute

by Gabrielle Balzell

The longtime debate over telecommuting was recently thrust back into the headlines when Yahoo! instituted a new policy banning employees from working from home.