Crisis Management

Galaxy Note 7 Debacle Raises Questions Over Samsung Leadership Style

The disastrous and embarrassing recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is showing CEOs that while a top-down leadership culture might help get things done quickly, it doesn't necessarily mean they'll get done right.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals CEO Scott Tariff Talks about Staying the Course

Riddled with bunkers, the path of a startup drug company demands perseverance and adaptability.

Lessons Learned from the Wells Fargo Debacle

CEOs, like many others, are doubtless shaking their heads over Wells Fargo’s announcement last week that it would pay $5 million to customers and $185 million in penalties for allegedly having signed customers up for more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts.

4 Things CEOs Can Learn from Captain Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger

As the movie Sully cleaned up at the box office for the second week in a row, we took a look at lessons other CEOs and leaders could learn from Captain Sullenberger's split-second decisions.

Mid-Market Firms Need Better Disaster Planning and Insurance

Many middle-market firms lack sufficient disaster plans, business continuity plans, and insurance to prepare for and recover from large-scale natural disasters, according to a recent survey of its partner firms and brokers by Assurex Global.

Crisis Management: 3 CEOs that Handled Them Wrong, and 3 that Handled Them Right

While some of this may seem obvious, what’s not so obvious is how to implement these things correctly.

5 Steps to Turning Around a Failing Business

Salvaging a foundering business can sometimes be as difficult as turning around an aircraft carrier in the Panama Canal. As a new CEO, you may inherit a company with declining revenue, nonexistent profit, flawed products/services and poor morale. That was the scenario this CEO discovered two weeks after being hired at Ready Pac Foods, a producer of convenient, healthy fresh food.

4 Essential Elements in Planning for Disaster

The wildfires in Alberta, Canada, are a stark reminder that natural disaster can strike almost anywhere at anytime. According to German global reinsurer Munich Re, disasters resulted in more than $90 billion in insured losses around the globe in 2015. CEOs must ensure that their companies and employees are both prepared and covered at all times.

6 Tips for Solving Supply-Chain Problems Before They Become Crises

Supply chain management has emerged as a crucial component of operations management.

Quick Tips for Successfully Leading Through a Crisis

It's difficult enough to lead in good times, but it's even more challenging to lead in a time of crisis. While most companies have some sort of crisis plan in place, many are inadequate and untested, and contingency mitigation techniques and risk management programs can easily become overwhelmed. Whether it's plummeting share prices or a major brand image problem, it's up to the C-suite to own the situation and lead through the choppy waters.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

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.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

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

MARK VERGNANO: How He 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

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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