Corporate Citizenship

Why Emotionally Intelligent Organizations Should Start With The CEO

An emotionally intelligent CEO fosters the development of key team players, listens more than he speaks, makes space for strategic thinking and visioning, and responds to stresses that arise from a place of centered-ness.

Leadership Guru Sinek Is Cynical About Business Roundtable’s Purported About-face

The declaration, signed by 181 CEOs of major U.S. companies, is “insufficient” "pablum" and redolent of “cheap” talk.

America’s National Parks: An Opportunity For CSR

Not much is ever made of the financial impact of the national parks, but in 2018, the National Park Service has produced $40.1 billion in economic output in the national economy. Here’s why CEOs like Subaru’s Thomas Doll see the National Park Service as more than just a CSR initiative.

Leveraging the Field: Why Green Companies Win

Green companies outperform their non-green competitors. This is not a creative marketing spin.  It is a measured and accurate result as tracked by the stock markets. Here's why.

When CEOs Preach, Is It Time To Sell?

The reputation of business trust is below that of Congress, so the Business Roundtable decided what’s needed is a charm offensive. More than likely, it will backfire.

CEOs in Business Roundtable ‘Redefine’ Corporate Purpose To Stretch Beyond Shareholders

Business Roundtable has “redefined” the purpose of an American corporation to embrace the needs of constituencies other than shareholders.

Walmart Rescued Flint Michigan…No One Noticed

When business fails, it is scandalized. When it rescues, the quiet is deafening. Part of the answer is business needs to tell a better story.

How To Keep M&A Deals On Track

“Speed and certainty” of closing is a common mantra in the M&A world. M&A advisers are often asked why M&A deals die. Here are a few common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Why Social Impact is a C-Suite Issue

All too often, CEOs hand off the company’s social impact efforts to its CSR team. Corporate social responsibility is table stakes for long-term viability, but that doesn’t mean that other departments are off the hook when it comes to addressing these social issues.

Workplace Philanthropy: What It Takes To Make Doing Good A Good Thing

While philanthropy is personal and varies from company to company, there are a few best places to start if you are interested in engaging in charity for all of the right reasons
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Slips In May On Supply Concerns, Washington Worries

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds that across sectors, sizes and states, unresolved supply chain issues, increasing raw material and labor costs, and looming tax increases are inhibiting CEO enthusiasm.