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 Voice Concerns In Election Aftermath

On emergency call, 30 Fortune 100 leaders discussed what role they might play in encouraging a peaceful transfer of power.  

Pandemic Pivots

Resilience doesn’t happen on its own. It takes leadership.

Getting Diversity Wrong

Good intentions can go south fast in a whole host of ways. A field guide to perils and pitfalls—and how to overcome them.

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.
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CEO Optimism Drops In November Amid Election Results And Covid Spike

A new poll of more than 200 chief executives finds deep concern over the incoming Biden administration—and the dangerous direction of the pandemic.