JP Donlon

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

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Zeneca’s Growth Prescription

The search for shareholder value is pushing some drug makers to consolidate to create mega-ceutical giants, But others believe value will come from a focus on core capabilities. Either way, relying on blockbuster drugs is no longer enough. Zeneca CEO Sir David Barnes diagnoses the challenges ahead.

JP Donlon April 1 1998

Merrill Cinch

Recent conditions have been ideal for Merrill Lynch in its push to become a global financial brand. In his first year as CEO, Dave Komansky made it look easy, but now-with the industry rapidly consolidating and the storm clouds from Asia looming-comes the tricky part.

JP Donlon March 1 1998

Good for the Company, Good for the Shareholders?

Must CEOs be slaves to the concerns of short-term investors? Homage must be paid, say these roundtable participants, but more impact can be achieved by paying close attention to communication, capital structure, and core competencies.

JP Donlon March 1 1998

Global & Mobile

London-based Cable & Wireless’s Dick Brown wants to lead the telecom world in integrated communications. Not bad for a Midwesterner who had never been to the U.K. before taking the CEO job.

JP Donlon March 1 1998

EU at the Crossroads

As the “single market” moves rapidly toward a fascinating end-game, a number of key, time-sensitive, structural issues remain unresolved. CE gathered business and political leaders from Europe and North America to explore the need for a new competitive manifesto-in tune with an increasingly global economy.

JP Donlon December 1 1997

EU: Countdown to Convergence

How quickly is Europe proceeding toward the single currency promised for 1999?Faster than you’d think, given the difficulty of forging synergies between 15 countries with changing governments and coalitions.

JP Donlon December 1 1997

No Trumpets, No Drums: Leadership Lessons From Vietnam

Their fathers’ return from World War II was met with ticker-tape and fanfare. Their own return from Vietnam drew rejection and silence. Today, as they’ve moved from rice paddies to corner offices, what lessons have these Vietnam vets brought with them? To find out, CE looked for a few good men.

JP Donlon December 1 1997

Fatal Disclosure

In the 14 years CE has been judging annual reports, our veteran AR watcher, Sid Cato, has taken to task [...]

JP Donlon November 1 1997

Eaton Hits A Few Speed Bumps

For decades Chrysler had the reputation of being a boom-bust outfit, prospering during good times and barely holding on through downturns. In trying to change all that, Bob Eaton is no Lee Iacocca-but that’s the good news. Facing softening demand and relentless global competition, Eaton and his talented team, including Chrysler Vice Chairman, Bob Lutz, will need to summon their skills at off-road management.

JP Donlon November 1 1997

In Search of the New Change Leader

There is nothing easy or automatic about devising a new architecture of leadership, yet that is what every CEO must undertake to ensure his company’s future.

JP Donlon November 1 1997

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