JP Donlon

JP Donlon is the Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive magazine.


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GE CEO Jeff Immelt on the Future of GE-and of American Manufacturing

Not long ago, materials were cheap and labor was expensive. Today, the reverse is true, which is why it makes sense to re-shore production in many sectors. But more importantly, the product is increasingly part of the process, driving more companies to embed their know-how and innovativeness with the product itself, says GE CEO Jeff Immelt. That and the prospect of cheaper energy due to the fracking revolution will boost manufacturing in America.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO2CEO Summit , Leadership & Strategy , Manufacturing , Operations March 10 2014

Fixing What Ails CEOs

The career of former Novartis CEO Dan Vasella began in medicine, expanding first to business and, more recently, to coaching and advising CEOs. CEOs’ greatest gift, he argues, should be teaching those on their way up.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Interviews February 28 2014

CEO Value Maximizers

In the sixth annual ranking of the Chief Executive/Applied Finance Group wealth creators, more and more leaders are showing that they have both the discipline and staying power to sustain real value creation.

JP Donlon Wealth Creators October 30 2013

Meet the Mid-Market CEO Award Winners

Since 1986, Chief Executive has honored outstanding CEOs with its annual Chief Executive of the Year award, a peer-driven award that has honored many extraordinary leaders, from Jack Welch and Bill Gates to Ann Mulcahy of Xerox and David Cote of Honeywell. Over the years, judges have tended to favor leaders of large, complex companies. Chief Executive felt it was time to honor outstanding, mid-market companies that deserve recognition. These enterprises are the backbone of the economy, generate tremendous growth and often become major, global firms in their own right.

JP Donlon Leadership & Strategy , Mid-Market Company October 28 2013

The Man Who Changed TV News Is About to Change It Again

The most reviled CEO in America—at least by the establishment media—was Roger Ailes, who disrupted the TV news industry when he created Fox News, now a profitable and powerful voice that has elbowed its way into American media past established rivals. But is technology threatening to destabilize access as young people increasingly opt to watch online video rather than pay for traditional TV content?

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy September 5 2013

Why David Cote?

With a strong list of finalists, members of the 2013 Chief Executive of the Year selection committee faced a difficult choice, but in the end they concluded that Honeywell’s David Cote merited the top honor.

JP Donlon CEO of the Year July 1 2013

Cote’s Steps to M&A Success

Cote joined Honeywell when it was suffering something of an acquisition-spree hangover, having digested 80 M&As undertaken over the past [...]

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter July 1 2013

What Transformational Leaders Do

David Cote, an unprepossessing leader, who came out of TRW and GE, overcame Honeywell’s dysfunctional culture while re-energizing it with a strategy of unifying ideas and technologies. Simple, but not so simple to do well.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO of the Year July 1 2013

How CEOs Can Get It Right

Newly re-appointed P&G CEO A.G. Lafley says too many CEOs stumble over business strategy. It comes down to two principles: choice and winning; and all organizations, regardless of size, can score big when they get it right.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter May 26 2013

The New Calculus of Prosperity

In the course of U.S. economic cycles, geography played a key role in the rise and fall of regional economies. This is no longer true.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter May 19 2013

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