Author: J.P. Donlon

The Danger of Trump Overplaying His Hand

When Ford Motor Co CEO Mark Fields decided to scrap his firm’s planned Mexican car factory and add 700 jobs in Michigan following criticism by Donald Trump, he called the move “a vote of confidence” in Trump, but primarily a response to a decline in North American demand for small cars like those that would have been made at the Mexican plant. He said Ford would have made the same decision even if Trump had not been elected.

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The Key Traits that Separate CEOs from other Senior Executives

There are two traits that stand out when it comes to the “essence” of the CEO personality: an ability to embrace appropriate risks and a bias toward acting and capitalizing on opportunities. In other words, a CEO is significantly less cautious and more likely to take action when compared to other senior executives.

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