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What becomes of the house that Jack built?

This month next year, the icon of late 20th century business leadership retires after 20 years-roughly two normal CEO tenures-as General Electric’s CEO. The question everybody is asking is, “Who will succeed Jack Welch?” Arguably, the more interesting question is, “What kind of company should GE become after he leaves?” CE asked four GE watchers to anticipate what the future could hold for GE in a post-Welchian world.

Michael Allen William E. Rothschildadrian J. Slywo Entrepreneurial CEO March 1 2000

A Chemical Reaction

One day last fall, recalls Mike McLain, the 47-year-old marketer who became chief executive of Indianapolis-based Dow Brands in November [...]

Michael Winkleman Entrepreneurial CEO May 1 1997

Beating the Blob of Bureaucracy

Back in the 1950s a very young Steve McQueen starred in what has become a classic sci-fi horror film titled [...]

Robert W. Macdonald Entrepreneurial CEO November 13 2007
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Brand Equity and the CEO

Brands exist in the mind and our minds are full of familiar images that we instantaneously recall when prompted by [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO April 16 2008
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Building Momentum

Many entrepreneurs who start up a new venture may not secure, or even seek, private investment to back its launch, [...]

Douglas W. Burke Entrepreneurial CEO January 23 2007
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CEO’s Conundrum – Profit Now or Later

How to keep innovation from being smothered by bureaucracy

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO December 1 2009
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CEO’s Role in New Product Development

Most customers don’t really know what they want next, but one thing is for sure – they have a list [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO January 8 2008
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Confront Behaviors That Harm the Team’s Effectiveness

Leaders often avoid conflict, hoping that a problem with one of their direct reports’ behavior will somehow resolve itself. They [...]

Ram Charan Entrepreneurial CEO March 12 2007
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Converting CEO Vision into Action

Many CEOs that I have talked to have told me that one of their biggest problems is getting their team [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO November 28 2007
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Customer Information

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the information the local supermarket collects when they scan your personal information [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO October 15 2007

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