Leadership/Management

Swisse Vitamin’s Radek Sali: The Natural

An Australian CEO shares his strategy for translating his marketing juggernaut’s success stateside.

Strong Company Reputations Aren’t Always What They Seem

Amazon.com is widely popular. In fact, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 14,000 individuals Amazon enjoys the best reputation among the general public of any company. But wait. Last year last year Apple topped Harris Interactive same survey and recently it has seen its stock plummet by more than 20 percent. Mark Hulbert, editor of the Hulbert Financial Digest argues that the most admired companies aren’t always the best investments.

Case Study: Partnering for Potential, Array BioPharma’s Ron Squarer

You’ve stepped in as CEO at a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs used to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. In taking the helm, you’re charged with finishing the company’s 10-year transition from developing drugs for larger pharma companies to steering some of those molecules through late-stage development and commercialization on its own.

Getting More Than They Give

Five business leaders share their philanthropic passions and experiences in charitable giving.

Focus Your Company Goals by Zooming Out

Sometimes leaders can get overly and narrowly focused on an issue or a challenge in ways that can prevent them from seeing the bigger picture.

Has the Sage of Omaha Lost His Touch?

In his much coveted annual letter to shareholders Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett owned up to “subpar performance” in 2012. He acknowledged that his next letter may show that, for the first time, his fund had underperformed the S&P index over a five year period. Should the sage spend more time rediscovering his earlier investing principles and less time promoting President Obama’s tax-hike agenda?

How to Make the Most of your Chief HR Officer

The CHRO’s role has become not only strategic but also intensely personal, as CEOs increasingly turn to these executives for advice on everything from corporate culture to conflict in the C-suite and career coaching. The growth of social media has also enhanced the human resources director’s responsibility as an intermediary with the work force. Some CEOs, in fact, see no reason to limit their HR guru to HR.

When CEOs Speak Bluntly

Lately news reports of CEOs speaking plainly or using “salty” language have become more common. Is this really all that new, or are some ears more sensitive than others?

A Better Way to Build

Ann Hand, CEO of Project Frog, wants to “democratize” high-functioning buildings—delivering high-end design at value prices through pre-fab construction.

The Sweet Smell of Success

Perfume trends suggest market potential for a new category of fragrances.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.