Ethics

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.

The Buck Stops Where?

Great leaders may take the credit for triumphs, but do they also take the blame for missteps?

Is Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich Risking Hubris by Knocking Fast-Food Competitors?

Panera Bread Founder/CEO Ron Shaich has called out chiefs of fast-food chains for putting bad nutrition in their kids' meals. But he should hope the same fate won’t befall Panera as what happened after Chipotle CEO Steve Ells picked on quick-serve restaurants.

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.

Equifax: The Sorry State of ‘I’m Sorry’

"I’m sorry" is a great phrase when it's heartfelt, honest, humble and simple. Do those descriptors apply to Rick Smith, CEO of Equifax?

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.

Millennials Really Want CEOs to Mount their Soap Boxes

While millennial consumers and employees expect today’s business leaders to be willing to speak out on social issues, it actually does them and their companies more harm than good.

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.

Are CEOs Being Held to a Higher Standard?

What does the uptick—a 36 percent increase—in forced CEO turnovers for ethical issues really mean?

Uber’s Crisis Management Strategy Offers Lessons for CEOs

Uber's management failed the company and its people when it turned a blind eye to the problems behind closed doors, but its swift action to hire an outside law firm once the problems became public and then follow through on its recommendations set a good example for how to handle a crisis situation.
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