Leadership Development

MBAs Don’t Necessarily Make the Best CEOs, Studies Find

Companies lead by CEOs with MBAs actually performed worse on average, according to three pieces of research.

3 Ways CEOs can Find Hidden Leaders in Their Organization

While organizations often try to cultivate leaders through programs or look for them outside their walls, they already may have "hidden" leadership potential in their own ranks.

The Five Things it Takes to Become a CEO, According to Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi

Born to a middle-class Tamil-speaking family in Madras, Indra Nooyi has risen to become one of the most powerful women in the world.

7 Ways for Business Leaders to Successfully Navigate and Overcome the Unknown

CEOs like their business strategy to be predictable and planned out. But we are living in a time today when the fear of the unknown has never been greater.

Data-Driven Caregivers? Here’s What the C-Suite Could Look Like in 2021

You'll need to be a data analytics nerd, but also an emotionally intelligent caregiver. And while your leadership qualities will still be valued, you'd better not get all hierarchical and start telling people what to do. Welcome to the C-suite of 2021.

3 Measures for Destroying the Glass Ceiling and Promoting More Women to CEO

Have prospects for women business leaders improved, worsened, or stayed the same over the last decade? The answer is all of the above depending on what measures one looks at.

Becoming a New CEO…Through the Eyes of Long-Term CEOs

How to cope with the top three challenges that vex new leaders.

6 Lessons for Leveraging Leadership on Your Company’s Board

One of the first rules of great leadership is knowing who to turn to for help. And much attention has been paid to the importance of a deep bench in a company’s C-Suite, but less emphasis is placed on the importance of fully leveraging the leadership experience on a corporate board.

Lessons Learned from the Very Patient Chicago Cubs

CEOs often look to the best for ideas and learnings. As 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs have a few lessons to impart.

9 Leadership Principles You Can Believe In

Trust your instincts. How many times have we heard this phrase as advice for leaders? We shouldn't deny the importance of leadership instincts, but at the same time, we also should view them with skepticism. Many of our “instincts” are actually habits that were formed over decades in many different environments.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

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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CEO OF THE YEAR

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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”.