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Why Dannon’s CEO Held a Global Meeting, and How He Got 75,000 Employees to Attend


The new CEO of global food company, Danone, the French parent of Dannon USA, ground operations almost to a halt recently for a 90-minute all-company meeting that was attended in person or via video by an estimated 75,000 of the yogurt maker’s roughly 100,000 employees worldwide. Emmanuel Faber’s ambitious gambit to get their attention was a stunning move from which other chiefs could learn.

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CEO Positions of the Week – 7/20/15


CEO| Onshore/Offshore Manufacturing | Private Equity This industrial manufacturing enterprise is experiencing strong growth under private equity ownership in the Pacific Northwest and is seeking an accomplished CEO to provide business development, financial and operational leadership to a multi-faceted business with multiple market dynamics contending in a global enterprise context. The company manages both in-house manufacturing/assembly as well as sourced ...

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5 Guidelines for Knowing When to Make an Immediate Decision or When to Wait

In recent news, Apple chief Tim Cook responded to criticism by megastar Taylor Swift within 24 hours, announcing that Apple would begin paying artists royalties on their music sales for all free introductory trials. And South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, within 24 hours of the shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, took a stand and demanded that the legislature remove the Confederate flag from outside the capitol building.

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