Eric Strafel

Eric Strafel is the author of THE FRONTLINE CEO and the founder of the consulting firm SUMMi7, which helps businesses grow profits and scale innovation with mission-driven purpose. Previously, he was the President and CEO of Aviall, a global provider of new aviation parts, supply chain management, and other services to the aerospace aftermarket, which was acquired by Boeing. Previously, he held leadership and program management positions at L3 Communications, Honeywell, and Precision Conversions.

Building An Engaged Workforce By Putting Social Issues Front And Center

Want to attract and retain top young talent? You have to prioritize working to make a positive impact, not just to the bottom line but to the world.

Practice Radical Transparency To Build Trust

To successfully practice transparency, CEOs have to solve communication challenges deeper down in the organization.

Beyond Diversity To Inclusion: Find And Eliminate The Real Barriers

A tunnel-vision focus on diversity at the expense of inclusion prevents employees from demonstrating two key behaviors: engagement and authenticity. Three tactics to change that.
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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”


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In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

Almost all the CEOs we surveyed in May say they will work in at least partially hybrid mode for the rest of the year—versus just 7 percent who said they'd be fully remote.