Jeff Cunningham

Jeff Cunningham
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Jeff Cunningham is Chief Executive magazine's editor-at-large and a professor of leadership at Arizona State University/Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he has also endowed the Cunningham Global Fellowship for next-generation leaders. He also is the founder of Thunderbird Opinions poll of business trends. He was previously publisher of Forbes Magazine and CEO of Zip2 (founded by Elon Musk). Watch his YouTube interviews at Iconic Voices and connect on Twitter @CunninghamJeff and LinkedIn.

Walmart CEO Shows How To Lead During a Tragic Crisis

The toughest job of a leader is to lead when the path is uncertain. After the tragedy of the El Paso shooting, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon shows the way.

Walmart Rescued Flint Michigan…No One Noticed

When business fails, it is scandalized. When it rescues, the quiet is deafening. Part of the answer is business needs to tell a better story.

How P&G Found A 400-Year-Old Renaissance Secret For Making Better Decisions

Former P&G CEO A.G. Lafley was looking for a way to “allow transparency to guide decisions.” What he discovered was the scientific method, a problem-solving device used by inventors from Leonardo to Steve Jobs.

CEOs Need To Watch Out For Arrogance Abroad

CEOs who assign young executives the challenge of building business relationships may not be aware of how poorly their companies are being represented in Asia.

How Paths Diverge On The New Leadership Matrix

What makes one business tycoon a star and another a crook? It can boil down to a question of competence because misdeeds are most often the result of fear of failure.

What Amazon And Bezos Are Teaching Others About Fighting Back

Amazon and its iconic founder are proving that fighting back against populist fervor is not only the best defense but the only one that works.

Elon Musk Shows Us Great Isn’t Always Easy

Tesla’s annual meeting taught the corporate governance community that shareholder independence is alive and well.

Why Bernie Sanders Turned Walmart’s Wages Into A Scandal

During an election year, we expect to see attacks against our leading businesses by progressive-minded politicians. But why are they doing it?

Sephora Needs a Day of Celebrity Training

Sephora's incident with the Grammy-nominated singer SZA is an example of companies needing to be aware of a digital danger zone from which they cannot escape unharmed.

The Media, Greedy Lawyers And A Lesson In Brand Assassination

Like Reebok learned the hard way, LaCroix is understanding proactive brand management is an absolute must in 2019. If your company hasn’t figured it out, you have to be prepared to do more than build a brand, you need to defend it.
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