The arrival of a new CEO at software company MetricStream involved input from the previous CEO, who was also asked by the new CEO to serve on the board, writes Alan Fleischmann. This cooperative approach to transition allowed for tradition to merge with innovation making it a smoother experience for leadership and staff.
Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said that Poland is pushing forward with plans to construct its first nuclear power plant, and officials are close to creating a financial model for the project.
Toshiba has agreed to sell its claims against Westinghouse to a group of hedge funds led by the Baupost Group. The deal would cut down on the number of creditors and disagreements between them, potentially helping Westinghouse resolve its bankruptcy faster.
Once we become deliberate about how we react to adversity rather than habitual, we can better manage our emotions and respond to others constructively, writes LaRae Quy. "Awareness and curiosity about our own emotions, as well as those of others, places us in a stronger position to not only recognize the negative ones but to anticipate how they could spin out of control," she writes.
Giving feedback can be made easier if you explain why it's important and how it will help improve performance, writes Dan Rockwell. Many people don't want negative feedback, so remember to temper that with affirmation, he notes.
Even during the harsh winter weather and resulting increased power demand, Exelon Generation's nuclear power plants in Illinois and its Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland operated at almost full capacity, Exelon said. "Our performance this past week helps demonstrate nuclear power's reliability and resiliency nationally," Exelon Chief Nuclear Officer Bryan Hanson said.
PSEG will use Rolls-Royce's digital analytics systems at its Salem and Hope Creek power plants in New Jersey under a new agreement. The systems aim to boost plant efficiency, and PSEG has already run a successful six-month pilot program.
Josh Havertape was chosen by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to be the new inspector general for Exelon Generation's LaSalle nuclear power plant in Illinois. "His experience, training, and education will help ensure LaSalle meets the high regulatory standards set by the NRC," said NRC Region III Administrator K. Steven West.
NASA, which has been testing nuclear power sources as part of its Kilopower project since November, will hold a press conference today in which the early results of those tests are likely to be announced. The project aims to find new nuclear power sources to use on Mars, and the technology must be able to operate at full power for 28 hours straight.