JP Donlon

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


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54% of CEOs Say Top Spot is More Complex than Expected, Feel Isolated from Staff

A new survey from RHR International has insights into the current pysche of the public company CEO; 50% of CEOs feel isolated and 50% feel increased pressure to perform well financially in a short period of time. Are the external pressures on CEOs leading them to make the best long-term decisions?

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Life January 12 2012

Best Private Companies for Leaders 2012

Our Best Companies for Leaders list focuses on public company CEOs, and so it’s important to also recognize private company CEOs who have strong leadership development programs. This year’s top private company CEO is Connie Wimer of Business Publications.

JP Donlon Leadership & Strategy January 12 2012

40 Best Companies for Leaders 2012: How Top Companies Excel in Leadership Development

Since 2005, Chief Executive has been releasing its “Best Companies for Leaders,” a list of corporations who are the cream of the crop when it comes to leadership development. This year’s top company is Procter & Gamble, led by CEO Bob McDonald.

JP Donlon Leadership , Leadership & Strategy January 12 2012

How Accurate is the Idea of the Narcissist CEO?

A recent study from a management professor at Penn State explores the “Narcissistic CEO,” claiming that qualities like investing heavily in advertising and R&D or conducting lots of acquisitions (and paying high premiums for those acquisitions) indicates that a CEO is narcissistic and may run a company into the ground. Sure, too much ego isn’t a good thing, but is this study taking things too far?

JP Donlon CEO Life , Personal Effectiveness January 17 2012

5 Stances on Capitalism from GOP Candidates

Throughout the recent weeks there has been significant discussion of capitalism among republican candidates. Mitt Romney has been taken through the ringer for his time at private equity firm Bain Capital. Here, we break down where each candidate stands on capitalism (a subject that CEOs know all about).

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center January 19 2012

Capitalism Under Siege: What CEOs Are Up Against

Is capitalism being threatened? One might think so listening to recent presidential candidates banging on about “vulture” capitalism and “asset stripping” private equity companies. And these are the Republicans talking! But let’s step back. What’s really going on?

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business January 25 2012

Will a Facebook IPO Trigger a New Wave in Business?

Venture capitalists can be a bipolar lot. Elation is often followed by depression followed by another emotional high. This quarter’s Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Index declined for the third consecutive quarter, landing at a 3.27 out of 5. Yet, the outlook may not be as dire as this index may imply.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology February 2 2012

A Blocked NYSE/Deutsche Börse Merger Will Only Bring Disappointment

The blocked merger of Deutsche Börse with NYSE Euronext leaves both parties with disappointed shareholders as long term plans to [...]

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter February 2 2012

Only 11% of CEO Time Spent Alone on Work

According to a study by LSE and HBS, CEOs on average spend one-third of their work week in meetings and just under 11% (six hours) working by themselves on projects. While 18 hours is a significant portion of time to be spent in meetings, the study doesn’t differentiate between types of meetings. So what exactly is this survey saying?

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter February 16 2012
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What’s Ahead for U.S.-Mexico Relations

Claudio Gonzalez, 72, is one of the few remaining members of a vanishing breed of senior business figures that have won both deep respect at home and a strong international reputation abroad. He served as the CEO of Kimberly-Clark de Mexico from 1973-2008. Here’s what Gonzalez has to say about the future for U.S.-Mexico relations.

JP Donlon CEO Interviews , Global Business , North America February 21 2012

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