As we approach the one-year anniversary of the data breach at Target, cyberhacking has CEOs’ attention like never before. Here are some ways for CEOs to ensure they are doing all they can.
Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are the latest global firms to experience the slowdown taking place in emerging markets where U.S.-company CEOs have put a great deal of effort recently. Company chiefs also are being pressed in unprecedented ways by so-called rising “global challenger” companies that are taking more share in their domestic emerging markets and even venturing more boldly than before into western markets.
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High-potential talent is a critical business differentiator in the human age. Organizations that successfully identify, develop and maintain a steady stream of “ready now” leaders gain measurable financial performance advantages over their peers.
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CEOs used to be better positioned to protect their time; but somewhere along the line, they became so accessible that nowadays they are endlessly interrupted. If that’s happening to you, it is inevitable that your priorities will be sacrificed.
Many leaders believe that having a first-rate business strategy is the key to bolstering a company’s growth, gaining a competitive edge and increasing shareholder value. But if that’s true, why do so many companies with great strategies fail? And what then, is the real key to success?
I was recently asked about the biggest ethical mistakes CEOs make. In 35 years as an ethics consultant, I have seen some doozies. After all, you only hire an ethics consultant if you face an ethical dilemma. And once an ethical mistake occurs, it is extremely hard to set things right with the public and media, who already may believe that companies routinely engage in unethical conduct. The truth is that most of these mistakes are entirely avoidable—if you are on the lookout for them. Here are the top 5 ethical mistakes I've seen made by CEOs.
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American Express Co. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault advised National Basketball Association owners during their annual meeting, exalting workplace diversity as necessary to beating the competition.
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Mark Zuckerberg learned Chinese in 2010 in his spare time. On Wednesday, Zuckerberg conducted his first ever public Q&A in Chinese Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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Barely 36 hours after de Margerie's death, Total's board chose Pouyanne, 51, at a board meeting Wednesday. The swift appointment indicates the board's desire to limit the uncertainty on one of France's biggest companies.
Signaling that her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.
What makes innovation an art and not a science? It’s the luck factor, says Guy Kawasaki, who worked as chief evangelist for Apple under Steve Jobs and now serves the same role for online design tool Canva.
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“Where was the board of directors?” That is one of the questions I am asked most frequently. And it’s a good one. Readers and audiences wonder how a well-educated and experienced board could allow a company—like Blockbuster, Hostess, RadioShack, Sears, Circuit City and Blackberry, to name a few—to fall into bankruptcy, or a situation where the future looks dismal, perhaps impossible.
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For years, IBM’s leaders didn’t take strategy lessons. They gave lessons, as the company’s strategy served as an example for others to follow. But with sales stagnating lately, it may be time for company leaders to get a strategy lesson—from an unlikely candidate: Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group.
The Harvard Business Review came out with its list of the 100 best-performing CEOs on the planet last week. Amazon head Jeff Bezos topped the list.
Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss goes ballistic when challenged about the value of the day’s big meeting: “I called this meeting, and it’s not a meeting until someone’s time gets wasted!” That’s not far from the truth, though the motivation for meetings at most large companies is usually more benign.
McDonald's is struggling to get back on top. The fast food giant reported Tuesday that global same-store sales dropped 3.3% in the third quarter. And the company has lost market share to fast-casual brands like Chipotle and better-burger restaurants like Five Guys.
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President and CEO of Victoria's Secret Sharen Turney gave Penn students a sneak preview of the upcoming holiday season's advertisement, never before shown outside the company.
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Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting with a top Chinese government official in Beijing.
David S. Pottruck has a new book out this week, called Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against All Odds. I talked to him about his career and what he learned about leadership along the way. Here are edited excerpts of our conversation.
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