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The 1969 Moon Landing: A Chief Executive’s Greatest Impact on History

One president’s vision, and one chief executive’s leadership and execution, brought together an entire nation and an organization to accomplish one of the greatest achievements in modern history.

Colin D. Baird Leadership & Strategy August 1 2014

War and Other Crises: How Companies Can Build a Culture of Safety and Prevention

With Malaysian Air Flight 17 being shot down over the Ukraine and rockets being launched in the direction of Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, airlines are rethinking their safety policies. Should companies be doing the same?

Brian Fielkow Leadership & Strategy August 1 2014

CEOs Weigh in on How to Fix a Troubled Company

Many of America’s biggest companies are struggling through some of the most difficult times in their histories—Campbell Soup, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods among them. But the most woebegone of all might be Sears.

Dale Buss CEO Perspective , Crisis Management , Finance , Turnaround Strategy July 25 2014

A Blueprint for Stemming a Corporate Culture Crisis

In struggling organizations, problems can arise and reinforce one another in a kind of tragic spiral. Among staff and management: silence, denial, blame, contempt, avoidance, turf protection, passivity and powerlessness often emerge and feed on each other.

Richard Metheny Change Leadership July 18 2014

Businesses Should Steer Clear of ‘Crony Capitalism’

Mid-market firms must have policies in place to ensure they are neither promoting nor bearing the brunt of governmental favoritism.

Dale Buss Governance , Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

First Time CEO? Here Are Some Tips to Help Make Your Transition Smooth

There’s a wealth of information available for new CEOs seeking leadership advice. Here are a few points I think are perfect for first-timers.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

Longevity and the Family Business: Tricky Transitions

Keeping a family business going from generation to generation can be tricky, especially when you don’t know whether the next generation will want to take over or not.

William J. Holstein Family Business , Leadership & Strategy July 17 2014

The New CEO Equation: Solving for X and Y

They’re under 40, leading $1 billion-plus companies and largely untested by adversity. What does the future hold for Gen X and Y CEOs?

Dr. Thomas J. Saporito CEO Perspective , Leadership , Personal Effectiveness July 8 2014

Lessons in Corporate Culture From General Motors

The current series of quality issues that have resulted in the deaths of drivers of GM cars highlights a number of challenges in corporate culture and ethics for CEOs.

Bob Donnelly Change Leadership , Innovation , Leadership July 7 2014

A CEO Checklist for Adopting Real-Time Pricing

For generations, we have lived in a world of static pricing, which, by its nature, has translated into losses of customers when prices are set too high and losses of profits when prices are set too low. In response, adjusting prices in real time to reflect continuous changes in consumer demand and underlying supply costs has become increasingly common.

Alok Gupta and John Parker Dealmaking/Negotiations , Marketing & Sales , Profitability/Growth July 7 2014

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