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10 Principles for Finding the Right CEO

People set strategy. Directors and executives who know where the company should be going will be best equipped to get it there.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors , HR/Employee Strategies , Succession Planning May 17 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

Using the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” Model to Improve Your Company’s Culture

When artists create a beautiful painting, they begin with a blank slate. Their vision and clarity for what the painting will ultimately look like begins to improve with each successive paint stroke. CEOs can use the same learning techniques to improve their organization’s culture with the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” (PDCA) model, which increases the likelihood of success through layered improvements.

Colin D. Baird Strategy May 16 2014

Infographic of the Week: Corporate Sense of Purpose Leads to Growth

Organizations with a strong sense of purpose are more likely to invest in initiatives that can lead to long-term growth.

ChiefExecutive.net Budgeting , Strategy May 15 2014

Making Tech Transfer Work

How America’s idea factories can work with CEOs to commercialize more technology.

William Holstein Innovation , Technology May 15 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

5 Great States for Biotech Companies

The bioscience industry has become one of the most innovative and important economic drivers in the U.S., now accounting for more than 1.6 million jobs, nurturing a well-paid and highly skilled workforce and maintaining an American edge in a cluster of technologies that likely will be as important to this century as computerization was to the last.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Innovation May 8 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

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