JP Donlon

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

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Leadership Challenges At The Third Millenium

Is the Internet redefining business any more dramatically than the invention of the steam engine did? One thing is clear-largescale change requires large-scale leadership. But what’s the right leadership model for thriving in today’s technocentric world? And tomorrow’s?

JP Donlon March 1 2000

Are You Tough Enough?

The search for scale, like the search for the holy grail, is a never ending quest. Just when we thought [...]

JP Donlon March 1 2000

The Top Job

What makes a CEO? Is there a pattern in terms of age, background, education, and career path? Where are future [...]

JP Donlon February 1 2000

Connecting with Customers

JP Donlon February 1 2000

Value Bench Press

Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. During the ’80s, academics and management pundits alike [...]

JP Donlon December 1 1999

National Drug Control Policy Director General Barry McCaffrey: Internationalism without Blinders

The current political struggle over foreign policy and arms control is not really isolationists vs. internationalists, as some would have you believe, but on which principles U.S. internationalism should be based. Speaking in Washington to our group of Vietnam Vet CEOs recently, former naval aviator Sen. John McCain, a committed internationalist, argues for a vigorous re-examination of U.S. foreign policy objectives.

JP Donlon December 1 1999

Driving Force

In his quest for new growth, Jacques Nasser wants to redefine ford as a consumer brand and to extend its reach to consumers through a range of auto-related services. No wonder he’s in a hurry. Today’s vehicle market (at least in North America) may be as good as it gets.

JP Donlon October 1 1999


To get a closer look at CEO succession planning, CE gathered CEOs-several of whom have recently come to terms with what is said to be the most important responsibility of their job.

JP Donlon October 1 1999

Who’s Money Is It, Anyway?

Political scientist James Q. Wilson, a professor of public policy at Pepperdine University in California, recently spoke to the Manhattan [...]

JP Donlon October 1 1999

Who “Owns” the Customer?

No one. The Internet has seen to that, but that isn’t stopping financial services from tinkering with new business models. What’s at stake? $2.7 trillion in assets.

JP Donlon September 1 1999

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