Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
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Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is senior associate dean, leadership studies, Lester Crown professor of leadership practice, Yale School of Management, as well as president of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute and author of The Hero’s Farewell and Firing Back. You can follow him at Twitter @JeffSonnenfeld.

CEOs And Racial Inequity

What business leaders can—and should—do to steer social change.

For Big Tech, Breaking Up May Not Be Hard To Do

Is the once unthinkable suddenly possible? Given the current political climate, and what I saw last week, I’d say yes.

John Lewis’s Last Lesson For Leaders

Lewis, as a civil rights pioneer, taught us much about voice, about courage, about integrity. And now, sadly, he’s now taught me another lesson—this one about timing.

What You Can Learn From CEO Communication Blunders

The first stage of Covid-19 was a trial by fire for leaders, and not all got it right. Some takeaways.

Beyond Bears: Remembering Mike McCaskey’s Real Legacy

With honest determination and vision, the former chairman of the Chicago Bears showed those in family enterprises and beyond how to follow an iconic predecessor and create your own identity. In doing so, he also left behind useful lessons for every leader in how to live, teach, and give back.

Sonnenfeld: The Jack Welch That I Knew

The business world is changed and better because of him. He was, without doubt, an icon of industrial imagination. But we should not deify him.

Bob Iger On His Transition Plan At Disney—And Why It Will...

His ambassadorial—rather than monarchial—approach to transition will likely prove to be the right one.

Silver Lining: NBA Bounces Back in China

An increasingly authoritarian regime poses risks to the values of any U.S. company doing business there. Some thoughts on how to handle.

Rometty’s Legacy: Leading to IBM’s Promised Land

Market commentators may not have been kind to IBM's departing CEO Ginni Rometty, but history will be.

Why David Calhoun Is The Right Choice for Boeing Right Now

Critics call for a changing of the guard at the top and a clearing of the deck on the board. This advice could not be more wrong. Here's why.
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CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.