Leadership/Management

Former Dunkin’ CEO Nigel Travis: ‘Challenge Everything’

As CEO of Dunkin’ Brands from 2009 to 2018 (and now its executive chairman) Nigel Travis oversaw a dramatic revitalization of the well-known brand,. He shares some of his strategies regarding the challenge culture with Chief Executive.

Bar Louie CEO Tom Fricke Dishes On Managing Growth

Tom Fricke is CEO of Bar Louie, a national chain of neighborhood-style bars featuring hand-crafted cocktails and food, and his first year on the job has been a busy one.
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin On Leadership In Turbulent Times

If you’re leading through complex times, you could do a lot worse than grabbing some how-to tips from Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and LBJ. Pulitzer-Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin shares some insights for CEOs who may not be fighting the Civil War or WWII, but still face their own leadership challenges.

In Washington, Bezos Talks Space, Scheduling And The Importance Of Good Sleep

Highlights from a recent speech by Jeff Bezos at an event hosted The Economic Club of Washington DC. In the speech, Bezos hit on a variety of topics, including telling the audience that he’d soon announce the location of Amazon’s second headquarters.

Firefighter or Architect? Three Priorities Of The Top CEO

The top CEOs are architects, not firefighters. If you decide to change how you invest your time, change from being a firefighter to an architect, by working on the business model, your people, and profitability.

ISG’s CEO Says Values, Entrepreneurial Spirit Drove Company’s Growth

Michael Connors, CEO of Information Services Group (ISG), has overseen impressive growth in the company’s 12 years of business. He credits this to a focus on an entrepreneurial spirit, a focus on client-centric services, a strong values system, and more.

What Really Matters: A Conversation With Patrick Lencioni

In an era dominated by technological transformation, management by metric and unicorn-or-bust business plans, Patrick Lencioni has a powerful, contrarian message for CEOs: Lasting success won’t arise out of better AI or luring talent with dubious promises of “purpose.”

NuVinAir CEO Kyle Bailey Talks Managing Growth

Kyle Bailey, CEO of automotive odor-elimination product company NuVinAir, knows a thing or two about launching a business from the ground up—and managing growth when that business takes off.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Reading The Signs On Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg now finds himself at a crossroads many young entrepreneurs face: Can he master the next step in his evolution as CEO?

What Can We Learn From Les Moonves?

The brilliant network honcho was wired in a way that he understood public taste better than anyone. Why did his instinct desert him when he needed it most?
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CEO Confidence Ticks Up In August

Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs
Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.
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