JP Donlon

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

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Paycheck Fairness Proves Political Football

Business dodged a bullet recently when the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to get enough votes to get to a GOP filibuster. But it was never really about the bill and all about staging a campaign pitch.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter June 7 2012

3 Signs of an Emerging Succession Struggle for CEOs

When asked to identify the most difficult aspect of the succession process, a recent survey of 100 CEOs found that [...]

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter June 13 2012

Disconnected: Lessons from NASDAQ CEO’s Radio Silence Amid Facebook IPO Madness

The Facebook IPO debacle points to two issues that will be discussed for some time to come. Yes, there will [...]

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter June 13 2012

CEO of the Year David Novak: The Recognition Leader

David Novak sees himself as the chief teaching officer of Yum! Brands and believes that recognition is the foundation for motivation—which is the only way to make big things happen.

JP Donlon CEO of the Year June 27 2012

WPP’s Martin Sorrell Pushes Back Against Investor Backlash Over CEO Pay

Investor unhappiness with executive compensation is not new, but CEO pushback, particularly in public is. Investor groups including ISS and [...]

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter June 18 2012

How Do We Know Which Decisions and Policies Will Work?

In 1999, Jim Manzi started a software company called Applied Predictictive Technologies (APT) that pioneered the development of experimental methods now used by dozens of companies to set prices, offer different products, and identify and market to customers.

JP Donlon Leadership & Strategy , Technology July 19 2012

U.S. CEOs Overwhelmingly Support Romney; Fear Obama Second Term

It may be no surprise that business leaders prefer Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate, but by how significant a margin? Fairly significant it seems. Over 83 percent of CEOs surveyed by Chief Executive magazine intend to vote for Mitt Romney for President on November 6. In fact, CEOs are openly afraid of the prospect of another four years of President Obama.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center October 25 2012

Who’s Generating Real Economic Value?

The fifth annual ranking of CEOs who have created real economic value underscores what Jim Collins once observed, “that good to great does happen” once you understand the “underlying variables that make it happen.”

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance November 26 2012

How American Business Saved Civilization

How entrepreneurialism and innovation inspired business leaders across the country to mobilize the “arsenal of democracy” that allowed the Allies to triumph
in World War II.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter March 12 2013

How Walmart Trains Better Leaders

In 2009, Damian McKinney, a former Royal Marine and Iraq war veteran, was engaged by Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon to devise a better leadership-development program for the world’s largest retailer; it has since become the Walmart Leadership Academy. Crotonville, eat your heart out.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter March 28 2013

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