To beat complacency, Mehran Assadi put Vermont’s National Life on a mission.
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.
A set of rules will not make certain that bad behavior doesn’t occur. Rules aren’t that powerful. What is? Leadership.
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.
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.
Research shows that the ability to manage conflicting tensions—as opposed to seeking cohesion—is the most predictive of top-team performance.
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.
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 CEO Paul Polman wants to save the world. But now he may have to pay closer attention to saving his own job.
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.