There is some irony in the fact that an administration recognized for having run the most digitally savvy political campaigns in history, should now be shipwrecked on the rocks of technical difficulties. One can certainly empathize with the president’s predicament regarding the failures of the new HealthCare.gov website, and there are a number of lessons to be learned here.
As CEOs cast around for more ways to meet sustainability goals, they need to be mindful that consumers and investors aren’t the only ones watching how their companies perform.
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Right now most of the drama being generated by Obamacare has to do with the failure of the Healthcare.gov web site and the slow going in getting individual Americans signed up for insurance coverage. But make no mistake: Even though business got a reprieve in the onset of the legal mandates of the Affordable Care Act to next fall, business owners are currently in the throes of important business decisions being prompted by the new law – and by its intended, and unintended, consequences.
Why did Apple’s Tim Cook lure Burberry’s Angela Ahrendt, a non tech leader to burnish the Apple store’s brand? Why did she give up the CEO title to do it? Does it signal more CEOs jumping their industry?
A global PwC Pulse Survey recently revealed that 97 percent of CEOs see innovation as a top priority for their business. The data also shows a stark contrast in how these chief executives view their role as it relates to innovation from just three years ago when only 12 percent of CEOs said they were leading the charge on related strategies. Recognizing that the CEO is the backbone of innovation, a Sunnyvale, CA tech CEO outlines his approach reinforcing values and commitment.
Is your organization using predictive analytics to improve the development of your staff, and then linking this data to business performance? If not, it is time to consider the question with some seriousness, because predictive analytics is already being used in your organization in the areas of sales, operations and finance. Using it in the context of fostering learning and development within the organization can create competitive advantage.
A business leader need not act like Indiana’s Bobby Knight to be the ultimate influencer, communicate his vision and inspire people to get on board. In fact, the opposite may be true. Often introverted leaders exercise their quiet influence in ways that prompt new ways of thinking, challenge the status quo and inspire others to move forward. Here’s how some CEOs have borrowed from the introvert’s playbook to elevate their effectiveness.
Kodiak Oil & Gas has spent a lot of money to build a premier position in the Bakken Shale Oil Fields. The Bakken formation occupies about 200,000 square miles below the surface of the Williston Basin, which covers parts of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, and it is rich with oil resources. How rich?