Culture

When A CEO’s ‘Position Authority’ Gets In The Way

Being top dog is part of the job—but authoritarian overload can clamp down on curiosity, creativity and innovation.

Leading In Crisis: Turn Fear Into Adrenaline

In the elite forces of the military, there is no room for paralysis—the forces move forward regardless of the unknown. We must do the same in business.

How To Apologize Without Saying “I’m Sorry”

People rarely point out the CEO's mistakes, so you first need to own yours and then offer a sincere and authentic apology that fosters better communication.

Authenticity In Business Matters More Than Ever—Here’s Why

When the people you lead feel like you’ve been through the same challenges, it fosters deeper connections and makes you more trustworthy.

A Hard Look In The Mirror

On advancing racial equality, I encouraged and even mentored, but, regrettably, was never the champion I could have been.

A Better Way To Lead In A Downturn

Unlike with crises past, businesses must respond to the current situation with both an understanding of business reality and of human nature.

The Economics Of Leading In The Age Of The Cancel Culture

Right or wrong, today we are in an environment where fuses are short, grudges are long and the effects to an organization can be financially devastating.

How Black Lives Matter In Corporations—This Time Can Be Different

CEOs must first get past the naiveté of believing that systemic racism and injustice does not exist in their companies. Then they must act to change the narrative.

In The Age Of Transparency, Command-And-Control Leadership Loses Its Iron Grip

CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman learned the hard way that leaders live in a fishbowl, and credibility can be destroyed in matter of days. Three simple ways to strengthen yours.

Practical Tips: How CEOs And Directors Can Lead On Racial Injustice

CEOs and directors are uniquely positioned to set the tone of how their companies deal with racial inequities inside their companies, and by extension, in America at large. Some pragmatic tips.
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Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

Investments carrying greater risk and increased scrutiny from board members and other stakeholders are both contributing factors.
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CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.