Growth

Bringing Profits to Purpose: 6 Pointers from Interface CEO Jay Gould

Interface recruited Jay Gould as the CEO because of his track record of financial turnarounds and brand globalization. He also has to balance the company’s strong commitment to corporate purpose, and the importance of that attribute to its millennial workforce, with its need to boost returns to shareholders.

CEO of GM’s Adam Opel GmbH Division Steps Down

Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down as chief executive of GM’s European subsidiary Adam Opel GmbH, and his successor, Michael Lohscheller, will have to grapple with how to turn the money-losing ship around under the helm of Groupe PSA.

“Uncertainty the New Normal” for Unfazed Middle-Market CEOs

Almost all of the executives participating in a new global survey saw political uncertainty as a golden opportunity to disrupt competitors and grow.

As a Bumper Earnings Season Wraps Up, Outlook Sours

Companies boosted profits in the first quarter, but their outlook statements had a bearish tone and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is warning of a tougher Q2.

Recession Predictions, One by a Robot, Temper CEO Bullishness

Goldman Sachs says there's a 31% chance of a recession by early 2019. A new AI forecaster agrees.

CEOs Who Visit the White House Enjoy a Sizable Share-Price Bump

Keeping companies sitting on the sidelines could end up being very costly, new research reveals.

Sears CEO Backs Legacy Retail with Another Personal Investment

The once-dominant department store chain's travails are emerging as a litmus test for the challenges facing retailing CEOs.

CEO Confidence Jumps Dramatically as Faith in Trump, Economy Builds

Members of the Business Roundtable, America's biggest CEO peer group, had initially reacted with caution to Donald Trump's election. But something appears to have changed in the last few months.

CEOs Reveal Their 2017 Sustainability Priorities

Some companies would like nothing better than to have the federal environmental restrictions that are cutting into their bottom line loosened. Yet customers and employees want companies to be more sustainable or they will go elsewhere. So whom does a CEO listen to?

Mid-Market Companies Often can Look in-House to Manage Growth

As mid-market companies grow and expand, their leadership structures can quickly become outdated, inefficient and ineffective.
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CEO Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a...
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To Win at Workspaces, Blur the Edges of the Office

Gale Moutrey is head of communications for Steelcase, the world’s authority on office environments. At our upcomming CEO Talent...

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”.