Corporate Reputation

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.

How to Re-Invent a 60-Year-Old Company

Replacing a founder-entrepreneur and transforming the business at the same time is no small matter.

Strong Company Reputations Aren’t Always What They Seem

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.

The Reputational Intelligence Reward

Authenticity can give your company a competitive edge.

Medtronic CEO Bill Hawkins’ Second Act

Bill Hawkins on weathering a recall at Medtronic.

The Business Case For Trust

Almost everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. We find low trust in our society at large, in our institutions and in our...
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July Survey Finds CEO Optimism On Economy Nearing Pre-Crisis Levels

Chief Executive’s July survey of 326 U.S. CEOs shows an increase in optimism about the 2021 economy. But the November election may be the monkey wrench.