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.

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.

Ghosn Home: Defending Global Bosses

Despite the wrongful nature of Ghosn’s detention—and much media focus on the drama of his flight from injustice—there has been little outcry from global leaders.

Gone Ghosn: Caveats for Global Commerce

Setting aside the cinematic drama of his escape, the saga of Ghosn's legal perils are filled with worrisome trends for global executives.

Munoz Proves the Wright Brothers Right

Whatever backstage board drama there may have been, Munoz showed courage and character strength in the face of daunting business and personal health crises.
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