By Janice Sutton
Doug Keeley is president of Mark of a Leader, a consulting firm based in Toronto. He was a highly engaging keynote speaker at the recent NAFA Institute and Expo in Tampa, Florida. Fleet Management Weekly interviewed him after his keynote address.
What makes a great leader?
To be a great leader you must be 100 percent accountable for your actions. You must have clarity of vision. You must have integrity. Moreover, you must be a good communicator and a good storyteller. It’s not just about the person at the top – leaders at every level of the organization must also possess these qualities.
The most powerful definition of a leader is someone who helps others to be their best. A leader’s job is not to get the most out of people, it is to get the best out of people. Great leaders do that; they get people to do things that they didn’t know they were capable of doing, and when they’re done, those people say, “Wow! I had no idea that I could do that. That is unbelievable!”
Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automaker to enter the autonomous vehicle testing fray.
The British luxury brand's InMotion Ventures mobility services company announced a $25 million investment yesterday into expanding Lyft's technology plans, allowing the ride-hailing company to test self-driving cars. As part of the partnership, Lyft gets a fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover models to conduct testing of mobility services and autonomous vehicles.
Lyft is no stranger to partnering with automakers on self-driving and ride-sharing services.
MetroGistics has hired Lainey Strohmeyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, as director of human resources.
With more than 12 years of experience in recruiting and human resources, she is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute, and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Earlier this year MetroGistics Holdings and equity partner Tailwind Capital acquired AmeriFleet, North America’s top fleet logistics and services company. Strohmeyer will oversee human resources at both organizations as they integrate staff and operations.
More than 700 young children have died in hot cars since 1998.
The news accounts of these incidents are gut-wrenching, describing helpless toddlers and infants trapped inside scorching vehicles that turn into death chambers. The parents, upon discovering their children, are devastated.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) wants to put an end to these traumas.
By Janice Sutton
We interviewed Jeff Schlesinger, newly appointed president of LeasePlan USA, at NAFA I&E in Tampa. We were keen to hear "what's next" at the global fleet leasing and management company.
Schlesinger said, "LeasePlan USA is being transformed from a company that looked exclusively at large, global, corporate fleets to other adjacencies to the fleet market. The core of the core of our product is providing fleet management services to the large global fleet; and we also believe our reach and products are attractive to corporate fleets of all sizes.
"In addition, we are looking at the entire mobility model as a long-term addition to the corporate space. It is important to understand where future generations will impact the industry and prepare for the next five-to-ten years."
Part two of a three-part series on negligent entrustment: How to build a strong, enforceable safety policy.
By Kevin Reilly, Editorial Communications Manager, The CEI Group, Inc
In part one of my negligent entrustment series, I outlined the main grounds for a fleet-related negligent entrustment case. In this part, I will outline how to build a strong safety policy that a fleet manager can properly enforce. If you do not make a safety policy that is transparent, fair, and evenly enforced, you will leave your company open to negligent entrustment liability, and a host of other issues.
Start building a better safety policy by involving as many levels of the fleet structure as possible, including top executives, HR, legal, risk managers, and even field managers and drivers.
Many of us share some dim apprehension that the world is flying out of control, that the center cannot hold.
Raging wildfires, once-in-1,000-year storms, and lethal heat waves have become fixtures of the evening news and all this after the planet has warmed by less than 1 degree Celsius above preindustrial temperatures.
But here's where it gets really scary.
One expert’s take on five different and unique situations where Reimbursement can make perfect sense for an organization.