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 newly minted CEO led a century-old manufacturing company on a transformation journey.
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.
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.
Replacing a founder-entrepreneur and transforming the business at the same time is no small matter.
Amazon.com is widely popular. In fact, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 14,000 individuals Amazon enjoys the best reputation among the general public of any company. But wait. Last year last year Apple topped Harris Interactive same survey and recently it has seen its stock plummet by more than 20 percent. Mark Hulbert, editor of the Hulbert Financial Digest argues that the most admired companies aren’t always the best investments.
Authenticity can give your company a competitive edge.
Bill Hawkins on weathering a recall at Medtronic.
Almost everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. We find low trust in our society at large, in our institutions and in our...
Since starting his career at General Motors in 1963, Robert Lutz has logged time in top posts at every major U.S. manufacturer as well...