Leadership

Nestlé’s New CEO Expected to Grow Health and Wellness Products

Nestlé recently named Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, in what many analysts say is a "surprise" move showing the company may put more emphasis on health and nutrition.

Darius Adamczyk to Take Reins from David Cote as Honeywell CEO in 2017

David Cote is marking the end of an era. On March 31, 2017, he will step down after 14 years as CEO of Honeywell. By then Cote and the board will have groomed chief operating officer Darius Adamczyk to take the reigns.

3 Leadership Dysfunctions that Could Be Costing Your Company Millions  

CEOs know it’s tough at the top. Last year, in fact, chief executives were fired in numbers not seen since 2008. A total of 1,341 chief executives "vacated their posts" during 2014, nearly an 8% increase from the prior year, according to global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

4 CEOs Show Their Chops in Leading Brand Refinement, Redefinition

Sometimes marketing a brand and a company is too important to be left to the marketers alone. When brand refinement or redefinition is part of a strategic plan, its significance requires CEO attention.

What CEOs Are Reading This Summer

While every CEO and business owner has his or her own taste, one book that keeps rising above all the rest as one of interest to chiefs is The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz, cofounder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. CEOs listed this book the most because of its honesty and helpful lessons on how to survive as a business leader. In addition, one reviewer on Amazon called it “solid advice about running a company from a wartime CEO.” Here’s a handy list of other inspirational books on CEOs’ summer reading list. Print out and stick in your suitcase or on your fridge.

How the Shake Shack Is Capturing the Millennial Audience

The most talked-about IPO recently has been Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack (SHAK), opening at $21 a share before doubling. The offering has put one of New York’s most successful restaurateurs, until now best known for high-end brands such as Grammercy Tavern and Union Square Café, into the national spotlight at a time when well-known brands like McDonald’s seem uncertain.

8 Lessons From McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson’s Demise

By the time McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson “resigned” on January 28, the die pretty much had been cast on his leadership. Chief Brand Officer Gregg Easterbrook will try to take over as the chain’s new CEO and succeed where Thompson, in his three-year tenure, clearly could not.

Why More CEOs Candidates Are Saying ‘No Thanks’ to the Top Position on the...

So many bad things have been happening to CEOs, and they are so challenged in their jobs these days, that the picture is discouraging the next generation of company chiefs from ever wanting the once-coveted job in the corner office.

How CEOs Can Become “Superfans” for Their Company

Football season is upon us, and those of us who love the game are now blocking out time on Sunday afternoons, Monday nights and even Thursday evenings to focus on our favorite sport. As the cameras pan the stadium during a game, it’s easy to spot the superfans: they wear their favorite jerseys, paint their faces and cheer nonstop, displaying their passion for all to see.

8 Steps to Making Decisions Decisively

Being able to make good decisions quickly is essential to business success. If you find yourself hesitating when it comes to making a choice, here are seven steps that can help you be more decisive.
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October 25-26, 2017
Orlando, Florida

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November 2-3, 2017
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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