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Jobs Resignation Reignites Succession Debate

The business world will shortly learn whether there is something called the “indispensable man,” as Apple navigates in a new post-Steve Jobs world. Few leaders are as closely identified with their industry, let alone their company, as Apple’s Steve Jobs. But what happens following his departure as CEO will reveal his true legacy.

JP Donlon Leadership , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales August 25 2011

Making Sense of a Post Steve Jobs Apple

The business world will shortly learn whether there is something called the “indispensable man,” as Apple navigates in a new post-Steve Jobs world. Few leaders are as closely identified with their industry, let alone their company, as Apple’s Steve Jobs. But what happens following his departure as CEO will reveal his true legacy.

JP Donlon Leadership , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales August 25 2011

IBM’s Corporate Evolution by Design

An iconic brand, IBM has evolved over the years as it introduced new technology and products. What hasn’t changed, however, is the corporate culture. In the 1960′s, longtime CEO Thomas J. Watson Sr. knew that in order to be successful a company, IBM had to adhere faithfully to its core beliefs. Here’s how Sam Palmisano has reinforced core company ideals.

Steve Hamm Culture , Leadership , Leadership & Strategy July 1 2011

What Do Investment Banks Do?

Corporate strategist and investment banker, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, examines the different facets of investment banking from public offerings, debt and equity securities to M&A and structured finance. Kuhn’s crash course in investment banking will tell a CEO almost all he or she needs to know.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership , Strategy June 21 2011
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Unsubstantiated Public Attacks: Learning from the Toyota Recall Crisis

When faced with serious recalls in late 2009 and early 2010, Toyota had important strategy decisions to make. Though they knew that there were not any engineering flaws (as NASA confirmed in 2011), Toyota decided to take the blame. Instead of pointing fingers, the Japanese automobile manufacturer dealt with the crisis in a way that made them stronger as a brand. What can other companies learn from Toyota’s PR nightmare?

Jeffrey K. Liker and Timothy N. Ogden Crisis Management , Leadership , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales , Public Relations June 13 2011

Civility — The Vast Untapped Resource

How you — and everyone in your organization — treat others affects your company’s reputation, relationships, and bottom line.

Ron Schmidt And John Lentz Leadership April 6 2011

How Does a CEO Do Engagement?

Step one, stop talking about inclusion and engagement and start doing it. Step two, conduct “beach ball meetings”(instructions follow). Step three, look beyond hard-wired assumptions and, yes, listen.

Susan Scott Leadership , Leadership & Strategy March 29 2011

How Employee Engagement Drives Business Success

There is a direct, and measurable, relationship between employee engagement and a company’s success. Want to increase your earnings per share by almost 30%? Get your employees involved.

Eric Mosley Leadership March 23 2011
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The 40 Best Companies for Leaders

Taking a fresh look in a new way at a timeless challenge all CEOs face, CE sees JPMorgan Chase vault ahead of the usual contenders into the top spot.

ChiefExecutive.net Leadership , Leadership & Strategy November 18 2010

Leaders of Tomorrow 2010

Chances are you haven’t heard of them—yet—but these 12 executives are poised to play pivotal roles in shaping the future of business.

Dale Buss Leadership July 27 2010

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