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Empire-Building

The act or practice of a manager or employee attempting to increase his/her influence over the company for which he/she works without regard for what is best for the company. A variety of factors may influence empire-building, such as the possibility for a higher salary or simply the prestige that comes from being an important person. Empire-building is frowned upon in most sectors, as it does not benefit shareholders and can in fact harm them if an empire-builder is neglecting the actual business at hand.
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BNSF is committed to work to improve the performance of the Empire Builder going forward.
Empire builders are driven to take over headcount, information, budgets, decision rights, or other resources.
But exile has been as much a part of the American story as the rags-to-riches dream, and Chaplin's life has many other valuable lessons for us--about the way we see the empire builder and magnate, the outsider and vagabond.
This Empire Builder route begins in the town of Minor, North Dakota, which sprang to life with the arrival of the Great Northern Railroad in 1886.
Amtrak will continue to temporarily detour the westbound Empire Builder (Train 7/27) in North Dakota due to ongoing BNSF Railway construction work.
WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Empire Builder, long one of America's favorite trains, will get a fresh new look beginning August 2005.
Leavenworth is now poised to welcome visitors from communities between Seattle, Chicago and beyond aboard the Empire Builder, Amtrak's most heavily patronized long distance train.
An expanded partnership between Amtrak and Jefferson Lines now takes passengers to and from the Amtrak Empire Builder trains in Williston, N.
The city rallied, thanks to the tireless efforts of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia - of whom Rudy Giuliani says here, ``He was the mayor of New York City during the most difficult time to be mayor of New York City'' (tragically, Giuliani has usurped that title) - and empire builder Robert Moses, who created edifices that were more monuments to engineering feats than they were people-friendly.
CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The restoration of daily Amtrak Empire Builder service between Chicago and Seattle/Portland nearly one year ago has been successful, with ridership rising by more than 38 percent in the first six months of Amtrak's Fiscal Year 1998 (Oct.
As per the recent declaration from railroad, Amtrak would be momentarily alter its Empire Builder schedule west of St.