Culture

ISG’s CEO Says Values, Entrepreneurial Spirit Drove Company’s Growth

Michael Connors, CEO of Information Services Group (ISG), has overseen impressive growth in the company’s 12 years of business. He credits this to a focus on an entrepreneurial spirit, a focus on client-centric services, a strong values system, and more.

What Really Matters: A Conversation With Patrick Lencioni

In an era dominated by technological transformation, management by metric and unicorn-or-bust business plans, Patrick Lencioni has a powerful, contrarian message for CEOs: Lasting success won’t arise out of better AI or luring talent with dubious promises of “purpose.”

Q&A: Slated CEO Stephan Paternot On Why Culture Is Key

Stephan Paternot is a social media visionary who co-founded the internet’s first social networking site, theglobe.com, back in the 1990s. Now, he’s changing the way film projects are financed in Hollywood as co-founder/CEO of Slated.
John O'Kelly, CEO of Newcastle Systems

Newcastle Systems CEO On Being An “Orchestra Conductor”

John O’Kelly talks about how he’s grown Newcastle Systems from the basement of his home to where it is today and the challenges of having a product that doesn’t have brand recognition.

Why One CEO Says The Yearly Performance Review Is Illogical

David Hassell, CEO of 15Five, says the yearly review doesn’t make sense in an era where employees aren’t staying in jobs as long as they once were and the pace of business changes very quickly.

Sisters Are Leading W.S. Badger Co. As Co-CEOs

Rebecca Hamilton and Emily Schwerin-Whyte are sisters, but their relationship extends beyond siblinghood— the two have recently taken over as co-CEOs of their family business.

Lessons Other CEOs Can Learn From ‘Space Barons’ Musk and Bezos

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are in the business of space. What can ordinary, earthbound CEOs learn anything from the other-worldly aspirations of two of the world’s most uncommon titans?

How CEOs Can Quickly Make Changes to Corporate Culture

The only way to know for sure if a particular change to corporate culture will benefit your company is to enact it. Don’t be afraid to take action right away and learn from mistakes when necessary.

Empowerment To Say ‘No’ Is A Culture (A Really Bad One)

Unless you develop a solid, authentic culture that empowers your people to help customers at the speed they demand and with the authority they require, your future profitability is at risk.

Indra Nooyi’s Leadership Should Inspire Male-Female Mentorship

Don’t focus on the negative aspect of Indra Nooyi stepping aside. Focus on the incredible corporate, cultural and financial advancements that were enjoyed under her leadership and spread those statistics. Mentor the next generation.
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CEO Confidence Remains Stable in September

Strong customer demand, lending rates, lower taxes and high employment are some of the variables CEOs say keep their confidence high. Still, tariffs and trade uncertainties remain a concern.
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