Succession

Sonnenfeld On Expedia Firings: Barry Diller And The Board Are “Lost”

Analysts are skeptical about whether the management shakeup can cure what ails the online travel company.

The World Changed, So Why Didn’t McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook?

When Steve Easterbrook was fired as CEO of McDonald’s on Sunday over a personal relationship with an employee, it was yet another reminder that...

CEO Sacrifices: Is Boeing’s CEO Going?

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg is receiving wilting criticism in the Senate and in the media for his company’s development of the 737 Max and...

The CEOs Of The Future Aren’t Who You Think

Celebrity CEOs may be in fashion, and public image is undoubtedly part of the job. But the future CEOs who will awe and inspire us won't be those trailed by paparazzi.

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.

Is It Time to Rethink Your Company’s Purpose Statement?

If your company’s mission statement seems a little long in the tooth, you should probably give it a fresh coat of paint. Use these five elements to refine your purpose statement into a unified vision.

Leadership Transitions: Storybook Ending Or Fractured Relationship?

Alongside succession, transition ranks among the top challenges any enterprise will ever face.  If not properly planned and executed the damage can be irreparable.

The Benefits Of Self-Imposed Term Limits For CEOs

GZA GeoEnvironmental Bill Hadge CEO proposed a 6-year term limit for himself—and gave his company a transformative gift.

Know When To Go

CEOs need to know when they’re skills are no longer needed for the company’s growth path. Companies flourish when their performance needs are tightly aligned with a complementary CEO’s leadership skills.

GE Whiz: If Only Flannery’s Ouster Was Unique

It's rare for one Jeff to disagree with another, but Sonnenfeld says that Cunningham is wrong: GE’s recent action in firing John Flannery was not a unique, one time succession phenomena. He offers a rebuttal to the notion that these board insurrections are unique.
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July Survey Finds CEO Optimism On Economy Nearing Pre-Crisis Levels

Chief Executive’s July survey of 326 U.S. CEOs shows an increase in optimism about the 2021 economy. But the November election may be the monkey wrench.
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