Crisis Management

Steve Ritchie Takes Papa John’s Helm, As Founder Schnatter Gives Way To Difficulties

When he becomes CEO of Papa John’s Pizza on January 1, Steve Ritchie will have a lot more on his plate than just delicious, steaming pies.

Unable To Recapture Early MoJo, Steve Ells Will Step Down As Chipotle CEO

A successor who’s got the turnaround expertise the company is seeking will find a stiff challenge in executing an about-face for a brand that has experienced a spectacular fall over the last few years.

This Is No Time For Silence

Throughout U.S. history, business leaders were as renowned for shaping public opinion as they were for private sector leadership. Yet, the concept of CEO as corporate statesman has been a matter of debate.

Hung Up In Hannity-Moore Mess, Keurig CEO Deals With Common New Risk For Companies

Kuerig CEO Bob Gamgort is the latest CEO to have to deal with customer pushback after pulling the company's ads from the Sean Hannity show for his support of Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore of Alabama.

How Belfor CEO Sheldon Yellen Is Leading In The Wake Of Disasters

How a CEO in the business of disaster clean-up used a vast infrastructure to help after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Socket Man: Whether Tesla Soars May Depend on Whether Musk Comes Back to Earth

Last week, the company reportedly fired several hundred employees— across the personnel matrix—for poor performance. What does that say about Tesla?

Senators: Wells-Fargo CEO Sloan Isn’t ‘Building Better’ Fast Enough

Timothy J. Sloan didn’t come to the Senate expecting his testimony this week to be like a birthday party. But the CEO of Wells-Fargo might not have bargained for how roughly some members of the chamber greeted him when he testified.

Sonnenfeld: Equifax CEO’s ‘Retirement’ Well Past Due

In a move that comes as no surprise, Equifax chairman and CEO Rick Smith has announced his retirement in the wake of a data breach that compromised the private financial information of 143 million people.

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.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

After Plunging In December, CEO Outlook For 2019 Ticks Up In January

After plunging to a two-year low in December, CEO confidence in future business conditions ticked up 2.5% in January to 6.6 out of 10, from 6.4 out of 10 in December.
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