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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

A Not-So-Simple Challenge for Your CFO

“What is the cost of a proposed strategic initiative?” Think you already know the answer? Not so fast. Sometimes the indirect costs are larger than at first thought. Here’s one way to help sort it out.

N. Dean Meyer CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership , Talent Management February 16 2014

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
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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
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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

The Path to Energy Abundance

An Aggressive Exploration Strategy is Paying Off for Maverick Anadarko CEO Jim Hackett.

ChiefExecutive.net Leadership , Strategy April 28 2010
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CEOs Select Best, Worst States for Job Growth and Business

Texas, North Carolina, Florida Top List as Best States; California, New York, Michigan Are the Worst

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States , Leadership March 25 2009

Feedback

Not Keen on Nardelli I was surprised and very disappointed to see Bob Nardelli on the cover of the magazine. [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Feedback , Leadership March 8 2010

6 Tips for Improving a CEO’s Reputation Among Employees During a Crisis

CEOs often have to make tough decisions involving mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, salary freezes and more. Certain events, even when they are the best decision for the long-term health of the company, can generate widespread fallout, including damaging the reputation of the CEO. Communications consultants David Johnson and Don Middleberg offer tips to help CEOs handle negative reputational issues.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership , Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness April 11 2014

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