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Lessons in Navigating Global Growth From the Experiences of Former Avon CEO Andrea Jung

One of the most critical challenges today’s companies face is how to successfully navigate global growth. I saw first-hand the complexity of this challenge during my six-year tenure at Avon, where I worked alongside the highly acclaimed CEO Andrea Jung.

Deborrah Himsel Leadership , Strategy May 30 2014

How to Replicate Alan Mulally’s Corporate Alignment Success

When Alan Mulally took over as CEO of Ford, he knew immediately that he had an alignment problem in the company. Mulally built a strategy called “One Ford” and aligned the massive organization around it. In doing so, he demonstrated a mastery of key leadership actions that both energized workforces and drove sustained results.

Tony Rutigliano Branding , Leadership , Strategy May 16 2014

The CEO as Growth Leader

Changeable times call for leaders who are also able to change.

Dr. Thomas J. Saporito Leadership May 14 2014

The CEO as Growth Leader

Although still wary of the global economy and the effect government policies will have on profit margins, CEOs are clearly feeling confident enough to begin shifting their focuses from pure survival mode to looking for growth opportunities.

Dr. Thomas J. Saporito Leadership , Strategy May 8 2014

More Corporations Are Incorporating Open Innovation

Faced with an increasing number of disruptive challenges from new technology, social media, and global competition, U.S. businesses have responded by investing more time and money in innovation. Traditionally, the search for innovative products, services and processes was performed internally behind closed, secure doors. The results of these efforts, however, have been underwhelming.

Coley Brown Innovation , Leadership , Strategy May 7 2014

Executive Presence: The Elusive “X Factor” in Leadership

A significant body of management research has demonstrated that some of the highest risk to business can be attributed to the failure to find the right leaders with the right stuff and put them in the right roles. Part of hiring the right CEO is finding someone with that leadership “X Factor,” a quality that is hard to define, but essential to success. Here’s how you can develop that elusive variable.

Suzanne Bates and David Casullo Leadership May 7 2014

Women CEO Appointments Are on the Rise

Just 3% of this year’s incoming CEOs are women, but that number is expected to increase, resulting in about one-third of all CEOs being women by 2040. These are key findings from Strategy&’s 2013 Chief Executive study, which looked at trends of incoming and outgoing women CEOs over the last 10 years.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership May 2 2014

The Mulally Effect: How to Achieve a Smooth CEO Succession

The coming succession of Ford CEO Alan Mulally by current COO Mark Fields in July—which was announced on Thursday—has had its ups and downs. But its relatively smooth path has lots of company chiefs and would-be CEOs admiring how the whole thing has been handled, and wishing and hoping they can do the same.

Dale Buss Leadership May 2 2014

5 Ways to Find Your Low-Hanging Fruit Growth Opportunities

CEOs are often far removed from the thousands of processes carried out every day across the complex organizations they lead, resulting in easy growth opportunities missed. These opportunities can be uncovered using five key capabilities: problem-solving skills, cross-unit collaboration, fast decision making, strong implementation skills and real accountability.

Jeremy Eden and Terri Long Leadership April 18 2014

Are You Better at Being a Leader or a Manager?

Lean too far in either direction and you will put your organization at risk. Understand the risks and mitigate them as quickly as possible.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership April 18 2014

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