Corporate Reputation

The Simple, Painful Lesson of KB Home’s Kathy Griffin Disaster

All CEOs need to remember is that the world has changed, and it’s all on the record now — how they talk to employees, cab drivers, waiters — and especially Kathy Griffin’s boyfriend.

Uber’s Crisis Management Strategy Offers Lessons for CEOs

Uber's management failed the company and its people when it turned a blind eye to the problems behind closed doors, but its swift action to hire an outside law firm once the problems became public and then follow through on its recommendations set a good example for how to handle a crisis situation.

How to Prevent Supply-Chain Scandals: a Stanford Professor Shares his Tips

The problem of unethical supply-chain practices has reared its ugly head again, challenging business leaders from even the most reputable companies to verify the stringency of their checks and balances.

Lessons Learned from the Wells Fargo Debacle

CEOs, like many others, are doubtless shaking their heads over Wells Fargo’s announcement last week that it would pay $5 million to customers and $185 million in penalties for allegedly having signed customers up for more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts.

Developing a Strong Corporate Reputation Starts with a Structured Process

In a new survey of 150 corporate leaders around the world, Reputation Institute found that successful reputation management remains a top-of-mind concern for executives across a wide variety of geographies, industries and valuations. CEOs are in a unique position to drive reputation improvement, and it starts with a structured process.

How Mike Petters Got a Huntington Ingalls Spinoff into Ship Shape

Mike Petters sailed through a transition from division president to CEO of a $6.7 billion public company.

How General Mills Has Harnessed Annie’s Chief to Remake the Parent

John Foraker has one of the most interesting chief’s jobs in the entire global food business these days: The former CEO is president of Annie’s Homegrown, the organic-foods leader that General Mills purchased less than two years ago.

How a New CEO Transformed a Century-Old Manufacturer Into a Forward-Thinking Powerhouse

How a newly minted CEO led a century-old manufacturing company on a transformation journey.

More CEOs Take the Lead on Social Issues; but Is it the Right Strategy?

Since Tim Cook and Howard Schultz stood on their soap boxes and advocated for gay rights and race relations, respectively, more CEOs have taken to the pulpit to speak their minds on social issues. Their opinions are also more frequently showing up in their strategies.

8 Leadership Tactics From a CEO Who Orchestrated a Successful Turnaround

A CEO who’s an expert in communicating goals and ideals with the people in his company can go a long way in advancing progress or in turning things around. For Kim Yost, chief of a major mid-market retailer in the Midwest called Art Van Furniture, one key to such success has been his use of symbols, icons, slogans, self-published books and even an internal video network to motivate the troops.
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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”.