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Navigating Leadership Shakeups is a Two-Way Street

New leaders invariably take on the top position with a picture of how they would change the status quo. Yet, from within the ranks, transition at the top can be scary and cast an air of uncertainty among legacy leadership and employees about processes, jobs and how the future direction of the organization could impact (and perhaps even threaten) their roles.

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How a Consumer Goods CEO Built a Post-Merger Executive Team

CEOs face all kinds of challenges when it comes to forming and maintaining an effective and cohesive leadership team. Trying to do so as the result of a merger during slack U.S. economic conditions is one of the most challenging situations of all.

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Auto CEOs Refuse to Wave a White Flag to Silicon Valley

Despite Silicon Valley’s aggressive attempts to take over, it’s way too early to give up on traditional global centers of the automotive industry for hosting the future era of the self-driven car.

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​​​What Employee-Centered and Employee-Owned Firms Can Offer Business Leaders

Most founders who want to empower their employees do it by selling their stock to an ESOP, which operates like a retirement trust fund and is regulated by the IRS and the Department of Labor. The number of worker-owned businesses in the U.S. is growing robustly, around 6% per year, and these businesses now account for about 12% of the private sector workforce.

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SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks about the Characteristics of a Leader

No leader gets to the top without a fight, without facing disappointment and adversity, without making mistakes. Sometimes leaders get beat. But leaders of consequence find a way to rise after a fall, and those stories are the ones that teach, the ones that build and restore trust.

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The Outsider Advantage?

Which model has worked for your company best when filling the CEO position, outsider, or insider?

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