Posts Tagged ‘Chief Operating Officer’

“Lean In” vs. Just Plain-Old Lean – Sheryl Sandberg’s Vaunted New-School Stock Photo Collection Kind of Looks Old-School

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Work with me here, people.

“Getty Images dumps cliched stock photos for new ‘Lean In Collection.’ Getty Images in partnership with Lean In has launched the ‘Lean In Collection’ of stock photos, replacing the cliched, sterilized images of women and girls we have come to see on everything from billboards to magazine ads.”

Be my guest if you want to buy expensive “Lean In” brand photos, by all means.

Oh look, here’s one now, from the first page:

Creative (RF) #186678755

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OK fine.

Oh, in closing, (pronounced with two syllables in a sing-song voice): “‘Shopped”

Mayor Ed Lee Acts to Alter Poorly-Negotiated America’s Cup Deal – Fewer Massive Yachts Berthed at Rincon Point

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Just as dog murder threatens the image of our wasteful Central Subway, the plan to berth massive yachts at the wet end of SoMA does the same for America’s Cup 2013.

So, as he did with the Tom Otterness case, Mayor Lee is taking measures, as this late, late Friday afternoon press release shows:

“MAYOR LEE SUPPORTS SAFEGUARDING OPEN BAY VIEWS ALONG WATERFRONT DURING 34TH AMERICA’S CUP - Port of San Francisco & America’s Cup Event Authority Seek Approval from Bay Conservation & Development Commission for Revised Temporary Berthing Plan During America’s Cup Events

San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City, the Port of San Francisco and the America’s Cup Event Authority (Event Authority) reached an agreement on a revised plan for berthing America’s Cup spectator vessels along the waterfront that will safeguard San Francisco Bay views along the Embarcadero promenade. The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) will need to approve the plan to temporarily accommodate vessels expected for the 34th America’s Cup events.

“We are working together with BCDC and the Event Authority to refine our plans, so that the America’s Cup special events enhance the waterfront in a way that balances the excitement of the races with the picturesque Bay views that are so important to our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Lee. “This temporary berthing proposal is another step in collaborating with our event partners and the residents of San Francisco to reach a consensus.”

The area is known under the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan (SAP) as the Rincon Point Open Water Basin. The Port of San Francisco and the America’s Cup Event Authority are seeking approval from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to amend the SAP.

In discussing the concerns raised by BCDC and the public over the last several months with the Port, the City and the Event Authority, the space sought for the temporary docks for these private vessels has been reduced from the entire Rincon Point basin to an area that begins at the northern boundary of Rincon Park and stretches northward to Pier 14, leaving the area in front of the park unobstructed by vessels. To free up these open water views, the event partners identified additional berthing locations for these vessels along the Port’s waterfront, including at Pier 9, the water area north of Pier 14 and the water area between Piers 32 and 36 where the America’s Cup racing vessels will also be moored.

“Because our goal for the 34th America’s Cup is creating a great experience for those both on land and on the water, we really appreciate the opportunity we’ve had to hear directly from San Franciscans about what is important to them,” said Tom Huston, Chief Operating Officer of the Event Authority. “We are very pleased that our work with the City, the Port and BCDC has resulted in a proposal that will preserve waterfront views while enabling the City to benefit from the economic impact that comes with these vessels.”

These revised proposals reflect the City and the Event Authority’s commitment to listening to the concerns raised through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) comment process and other public meetings about balancing the event activities with the needs of San Francisco residents and the environment.

If the vessel berthing proposals for the Rincon Point Open Water Basin and the Brannan Street Open Water Basin between Piers 32 and 36 are approved and implemented, the terms of the City’s Host and Venue Agreement for the 34th America’s Cup provide the Event Authority with the right to negotiate for a future long-term lease for the development of recreational marinas at these locations.

Any long-term marina proposal of this kind would require further amendments to the SAP before any lease could become effective, and are not directly contemplated under the current proposal. Any further SAP amendments would require a separate public review and planning process for the City, Port and Event Authority working in concert with BCDC.

BCDC will consider the issuance of a brief descriptive notice for the SAP amendments relating to this temporary berthing plan at its public meeting on November 3, 2011.”

O.K. fine.

Larry Ellison giving the finger to the people of the City and County of San Francisco with one hand whilst steering his boat with the other:

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BP Official: “I Would Serve Gulf Fish to My Family” – After Two Decades, Life Imitates The Simpsons

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Let’s see what BP C.O.O. Doug Suttles had to say on August 1, 2010:

“BP’s chief operating officer says he would eat fish from the Gulf of Mexico and would let his family eat it, too.”

Now, let’s see what nuclear power plant owner C. Montgomery Burns had to say on November 1, 1990:

“This fish is a miracle of nature. With a taste that can’t be beat. [rubs his tummy]  Mmm-mm!”

Marge carries the entree to the table:  It’s fish.  Three-eyed. Monty reluctantly hands over his plate, and Marge serves him the head. Burns reluctantly takes a forkful, chews, then spits it out. The piece of fish flies across the room.  Cameras flash furiously, and the media leave, all before the fish hits the floor. Within minutes, word is out, and Monty’s campaign is ruined.”

The Women in Leadership Summit from Linkage is Coming to San Francisco

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The three-day Women in Leadership Summit is coming soon to San Francisco. In some ways, it’s similar to and slightly cheaper than our recent Avon Cancer Walk.

Just think, when you get famous, you can go around the world giving speeches at events like this. But one odd thing: the Founder of this event, it’s a man, baby! 

Anyway, the draw is going to be Betsy Myers, Chief Operating Officer for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. That’s part of what your 1800 clams will get you. Deets below.

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Linkage,a global leadership development company, announced today details of the final program for the Women in Leadership Summit taking place November 2-4, 2009 in San Francisco. Now in its 11th year, the Summit boasts over 6,000 alumni and is the world’s most effective leadership development program for women in business.

The conference’s keynote line-up includes high-profile women leaders from a range of settings including Betsy Myers, Chief Operating Officer for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign; Gail Evans, former Executive Vice President of CNN and best-selling author of Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman; Sandra Taylor, former Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility with Starbucks Coffee Company; Marilyn Tam, former CEO of Aveda, President of Reebok Apparel & Retail Group, and Vice President of Nike; and Marilyn King, two-time Olympian, peak performance and self-development expert.

“We built this year’s research-based program around women business leaders’ level of interest in specific leadership competencies,” said Phil Harkins, CEO and Founder of Linkage. “To identify the most important issues, we conducted a survey among presidents, VPs, directors, and managers. The message was clear: 96% of respondents indicated the highest level of interest in ‘Understanding Your Personal Leadership Edge.’ Based on these findings, we built the 2009 program to give attendees the tools they need to make the greatest leadership impact on their careers, their teams, and their organizations.”

In addition, attendees will benefit from 16 skill-building breakout sessions, a free Hogan personality assessment [don’t lie!], and facilitator-led learning teams.

For more information on The Women in Leadership Summit, visit our Website at www.linkageinc.com/wil

Linkage is a global organizational development company that specializes in leadership development. Linkage provides clients around the globe with integrated solutions that include strategic consulting services, customized leadership development and training experiences, assessment services, and benchmark research. Linkage is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts with operations in Atlanta, New York, San Francisco and outside the U.S. in Athens, Bangalore, Brussels, Bucharest, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuwait City, Seoul, Singapore, and Sydney.