Innovation

Watch Out For Seven Traits Of A Dominant Visionary

Dominant visionaries that lead companies do not act or think like most people. In addition to disrupting industries and changing the world, here are seven of their common behaviors.

To Become An Innovative Company, Pursue an Innovative Culture

Most companies acknowledge the importance of innovation, but few actually know how to be innovative. They don't realize that innovation must be a cultural imperative to truly succeed.

College Hunks Hauling Junk Founder On Scaling The Company

College Hunks Hauling Junk dealt with a recession, not striking a deal on the first ever episode of Shark Tank and numerous challenging franchising relationships in the early days. Having moved past those encounters, President and Founder Nick Friedman says the company is now a position to thrive.

With ‘Stakeholder’ Edict, Will Business Roundtable Catch Up With CEOs?

This week's proclamation by the Business Roundtable is not a novel position, but a rediscovery of the group's original position. Furthermore, such responsible and responsive social conduct has long been far more accepted practice by progressive business leaders than presumed.

The Benefits Of Thinking Out Loud

Adding as much transparency to critical decision making will go a long way to instilling confidence in the team that there is logic and purpose to their role.

The Inherent Value of the Intrapreneurship In The Workplace

Employees don’t have to be corporate founders or CEOs to be innovators—by giving them independence, supporting their goals and staying open to new, risky ideas, you can unleash your employee’s inner entrepreneurs for a healthier culture and even new, profitable products or services.

How P&G Found A 400-Year-Old Renaissance Secret For Making Better Decisions

Former P&G CEO A.G. Lafley was looking for a way to “allow transparency to guide decisions.” What he discovered was the scientific method, a problem-solving device used by inventors from Leonardo to Steve Jobs.

Making the Transition From Innovator To CEO

John DeLorean and his failures to make the transition from innovator to CEO can impart many lessons. Here are a few takeaways that may help inform others on that path.  

It Pays To Break Away From Being A Creature Of Habit

We’re creatures of habit, most of us, and often formulate our going forward plans in increments from where we are instead of quantum leaps. Aiming beyond the target can be very helpful in charting a course into the future.

CEO of Paragon Biosciences On Why Innovation In Pharma Is Hard

Jeffrey Aronin, chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences, spoke with Chief Executive about why healthcare is stagnant from an innovation standpoint, the importance in doing meaningful work and more.
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From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Find Renewed Optimism Amid Disruption in Washington

CEO confidence in business conditions over the coming year has rebounded to January levels, although some note anxiety over the pending election.
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