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.

This Is No Time For Silence

Throughout U.S. history, business leaders were as renowned for shaping public opinion as they were for private sector leadership. Yet, the concept of CEO as corporate statesman has been a matter of debate.

The Strategic Brilliance Of American Express CEO Ken Chenault

Ken Chenault came in below the radar line as a peacemaker and problem solver. And the problems were enormous.

The Buck Stops Where?

Great leaders may take the credit for triumphs, but do they also take the blame for missteps?

When Founders Flounder—Either Lead, Learn or Leave

Clearly the very fiery temperament of a flamboyant founder that drives bold entrepreneurial ambitions during a company’s inception can backfire later. Yet there are profound strategic and cultural risks to replacing founders.

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Trump’s Leadership Style—Honed as a CEO

As an industry expert who has met the man behind the proverbial curtain, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is saying we shouldn't be too quick judge.

Mastering the Monarch Succession

From Viacom to Facebook, creative enterprises often struggle with CEO transitions.

When Leaders Return: New Battle Plans for Returning Generals

History tells us that a comeback is possible—if managed judiciously.
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CEO Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.
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