Leadership/Management

The Power of Purpose: How To Keep Your Mission Front And Center

To beat complacency, Mehran Assadi put Vermont’s National Life on a mission.

Did Jeff Immelt Fumble The GE Handoff?

Once considered the best-managed company in America, a stalwart top 10 in the S&P 500 with a dividend safer than Fort Knox, General Electric has suffered a series of crushing blows to its reputation.

Leadership Ultimately Determines The Ethos Of An Organization

A set of rules will not make certain that bad behavior doesn’t occur. Rules aren’t that powerful. What is? Leadership.

CEO Bonuses… It’s Not About The Money Until It Is

When CEOs start a new position, it’s never about the money… at first. It’s like a honeymoon period filled with creativity, getting to understand your team and strategic planning. But if it goes bad, everything you are judged on from that point forward is about the money.

Feeding the World: How Technology Will Change Farming Over The Next Decade

By 2050, there will be 9.1B people inhabiting our earth. This means farmers will need a lot of help from their science and technology partners to create efficiency, improve yield and develop new opportunities.

Senior Teams: The Positive Power of Conflict

Research shows that the ability to manage conflicting tensions—as opposed to seeking cohesion—is the most predictive of top-team performance.

Speed vs. Urgency: Is Your Problem Big Enough?

A sense of urgency requires a belief in the significance of the problem you’re trying to solve. And a belief in your team’s ability to solve that problem.

Unable To Recapture Early MoJo, Steve Ells Will Step Down As Chipotle CEO

A successor who’s got the turnaround expertise the company is seeking will find a stiff challenge in executing an about-face for a brand that has experienced a spectacular fall over the last few years.

Unilever Board Begins Succession Process To Replace CEO Polman, A Sustainability Champion

Unilever CEO Paul Polman wants to save the world. But now he may have to pay closer attention to saving his own job.

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.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Rebounds in November Amid Growing Hope For Tax Cuts

CEOs are reporting a renewed sense of confidence in where the business landscape will be a year from now, registering the highest level since April.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.