JP Donlon

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

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What’s Your Reputation Worth?

Probably more than you suppose. With so much at risk, he care and feeding of corporate reputation, as distinct from brand image, is becoming a high priority for CEOs. In the following roundtable discussion CEOs examine how best to build and maintain reputational “equity:’

JP Donlon July 1 1998

Demanding Customers Make Good Innovators

Speed and relentless customer demands force CEOs to operate beyond their ‘comfort zone’ when it comes to pushing for new products and services. Surprisingly, a 29-year career AT&T veteran is very comfortable with that.

JP Donlon June 1 1998

The Innovation Mandate

Having a customer-focused process in place is important, but don’t overlook serendipity. If chance favors the prepared mind, unanticipated connections favor organizations ready to exploit them.

JP Donlon June 1 1998

Primer Inter Pares

Earlier this year we asked readers to identify a fellow CEO worthy to be named this year’s Chief Executive of [...]

JP Donlon June 1 1998

The Great Innovation Debate

Improving quality and slashing costs will not be sufficient for U.S. firms to hold their own in the global economy. Nor can the country’s position as an innovation leader be taken for granted. CE gathered business leaders and competitiveness scholar Michael Porter to examine steps CEOs need to take.

JP Donlon May 1 1998

The P&G of Prisons

CCA, which ranks seventh in this year’s CE 100 growth index, has consistently ranked in the top 10 over the last three years. Corrections is hardly a glamorous industry and certainly not fashionably high-tech, so how does its CEO, doctor grants, get crime to pay so well-like 70 percent EPS growth since 1992?

JP Donlon May 1 1998

Euro-Tunnel Vision

For years the elites who gather each year at Davos have been talking about the inevitability of a European common currency. With the January 1, 1999, deadline comes the hard part-can they make it work?

JP Donlon April 1 1998

No Guts, No Global Glory

Globalization,” writes Jack Welch in his letter to shareholders in GE’s 1997 annual report, “is one of the engines of [...]

JP Donlon April 1 1998

Fiat Looks For Its Global Gear

Long an international agglomerate with deep European roots. Fiat is expanding aggressively to be a transnational player in emerging markets from India to South America. What remains to be seen is whether CEO Paolo Cantarella and Chairman Paolo fresco can transform the management of Italy’s largest private enterprise accordingly.

JP Donlon April 1 1998

Values, Culture & Global Effectiveness

Without a distinctive culture a company may lose its direction. Without a seamless culture it risks losing its global effectiveness. How can CEOs find the right balance?

JP Donlon April 1 1998

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