Corporate Reputation

When Politics And Business Clash

When it comes to dealing with customers divided along ideological lines, there aren’t any simple choices.
chipotle

Chipotle’s Leadership Has A Significant Trust Problem

Amid a new foodborne illness outbreak, Chipotle’s leadership, including CEO Brian Niccol, is not only failing to protect all of its customers, it’s failing its brand.

Papa John Schnatter Vs. Domino’s Patrick Doyle: How CEOs Lead And Leave

The most salient point for other CEOs in the contrast between Patrick Doyle’s departure at Domino's and Papa John Schnatter’s downfall has to do with how each chief treated his own role in creating and sustaining the company’s success.

CEO Activism Will Only Get More Ubiquitous

A pair of researchers on CEO activism predict how the trend will unfold and share advice with executives looking to make a statement on a controversial issue.
CEO activism

The Main Drivers of CEO Activism

Researchers Aaron Chatterji and Michael Toffel talk to us about the emerging trend of CEO activism, what’s driving CEOs to speak out, and more.
ceo culture

Creating Great Culture Starts With CEOs Looking In The Mirror

CEOs have been wrestling with the question of how they can exercise their influence to promote, sustain, and monitor a workplace culture that maximizes organization performance and adheres to core values. Here is some guidance about how to do that.

Uber’s Founder/CEO Got Too Much Deference From the Board, Says Former A.G.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder was called in to investigate what went wrong at Uber. He recently shared his takeaways, including the power that founder/CEOs often receive from the board.
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Prominent CEOs Objected To Trump’s Immigration-Family Separation Policy

Silicon Valley-based CEOs led the way in criticizing President Trump’s policy of separating children away from their parents, who are illegal aliens.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff Spoke Out Through Raw Economic Power

The Salesforce CEO proved that the best way to act on a controversial issue is to have the raw economic power to back up your words.

Understanding the Challenges of a VUCA Environment

VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Six corporate leaders says they’re seeing all aspects of it.
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CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A 2021 Recovery

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.