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.

Sonnenfeld: Female CEOs Taking Control Of A Male-Dominated Industry

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.

Trump in Europe: Unplugged and Underserved

Every leader needs a team that knows how to play to the bosses’ strength and not just salute. The President does not have that team, and it shows.

Sonnenfeld: From CEO to President? Howard Schultz Checks The Boxes

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.

Disney CEO Bob Iger Again Shows Moral Leadership With Roseanne Fiasco

Disney CEO Bob Iger didn’t hesitate a moment in showing moral leadership this week by cancelling “Roseanne.”

Marvin Ellison: From Frying Pan To Fire—When To Make A Move...

The surprise news of Marvin Ellison moving from the helm of troubled mass merchant JC Penney to the nation’s number two home improvement retailer Lowe’s is a move which is more common than many may think.

Sonnenfeld: AT&T, Novartis CEOs Wise To Take Responsibility

AT&T and Novartis CEOs quickly apologized for working with President Trump’s business associate Michael Cohen. This was a wise move.

White Flag At Wells Fargo

For the last 18 months, Wells Fargo and its CEO Timothy Sloan has faced every sling and arrow that can be fired at a U.S. company.

Brenda Lee Zuckerberg Is Sorry

Brenda Lee at 73 has sung her plaintiff ballad “I’m Sorry” since she was 16 years old as part of her act. Mark Zuckerberg has a similar act, but don’t confuse it with contrition.

CEOs Need ESP For ESG

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s 2018 letter to CEOs is a new clarion call for CEO attention to ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues.
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