Crisis Management

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.

Unforgiven: The Failed Apology of Equifax CEO Richard Smith

Since Richard Smith's apology, Equifax stock has plummeted 30%, two executives have been forced out, and Congress, regulators and lawyers are swarming.

How Irma Is Hitting Florida’s Tight Labor Market

Chief Executive editor-in-chief Dan Bigman talked with Michelle Dennard, President & CEO of CareerSource Florida, about Florida labor post-Irma and what her organization is doing to help business rebound.

Ford Helps Dealers, Customers Cope with Harvey’s Devastation

Many companies reacted to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, but Ford might have been readier to respond than many others.

Challenges Loom for Next Uber CEO

Now that Uber has chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to fill its vacant CEO position, it’s time to focus on the huge challenges he will face as he comes on board.

“Murder Capital USA” Debunked: Chicago CEOs Pledge Their Allegiance to Their City

Fairly or unfairly, Chicago has become known as the modern-day “Murder Capital USA.” And the perception puts CEOs of Chicago-based companies on the spot in more ways than one.

Why Immelt is Right for Uber

Former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt might just be the perfect candidate fill Uber’s vacant CEO role, and to pull the company out of the turmoil it’s been dealing with this year.

Lessons from iRobot CEO Colin Angle’s Data Privacy Fiasco

When iRobot CEO Colin Angle talked with Reuters about connectivity and virtual simultaneous localization and mapping technology, he likely didn’t expect to find himself defending his company’s data privacy policies once the story ran.

Hacked: One CEO Loses Everything…for Awhile

Securitas President/CEO Alf Goransson was declared bankrupt and de-registered as the company’s CEO and removed from external board positions after his identity was stolen and a fraudulent bankruptcy application was made in his name.

When Activists Come Hunting: How CEOs Should Respond

Shareholder activists have more and more heads on their wall—behold those of General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt and Uber’s Travis Kalanick, of the most recent vintage—and more CEOs and boards are focusing energy on how not to be their next victims.
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CEO Optimism Rebounds in November Amid Growing Hope For Tax Cuts

CEOs are reporting a renewed sense of confidence in where the business landscape will be a year from now, registering the highest level since April.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

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”.