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.

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.

Time For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Face Facts

The leadership of Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are failing to face facts, instead preferring to live in a world of fiction.

Battling Boss Blaming

In the face of adversarial activist campaigns, boards and management must work together to get their message out—instead of folding like lawn furniture.

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.
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