John Flannery’s sudden ouster at GE after a mere 13 months on the job by a newly constituted board startled many peer CEOs, as well as analysts, investors and employees. When your company hits a bump in the road, will your board have your back—or back you right out the door?
It's rare for one Jeff to disagree with another, but Sonnenfeld says that Cunningham is wrong: GE’s recent action in firing John Flannery was not a unique, one time succession phenomena. He offers a rebuttal to the notion that these board insurrections are unique.
In an era where more and more leaders are, ironically, less and less likely to offer unfiltered remarks, what leaders say on Twitter is one of the most revealing public displays of their true character. Just take a look at Elon Musk and Donald Trump.
What happened to Facebook's stock? Jeffrey Sonnenfeld says that a bet on Facebook has always been a bet on CEO Mark Zuckerberg—a great bet, until it wasn’t.
A rash of unplanned transitions offer lessons to sitting CEOs at a time of waning tenures. Here are five takeaways for CEOs on when you have to exit the job unexpectedly.
Kathy Warden’s ascension to CEO of Northrup Grumman means three of the top five aerospace and defense contractor companies are now run by women.
Donald Trump borrowed the core iconography of mythic American business figures needed to run for President, whereas outgoing Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz actually models these five qualities.