CEOs are often far removed from the thousands of processes carried out every day across the complex organizations they lead, resulting in easy growth opportunities missed. These opportunities can be uncovered using six key capabilities: problem-solving skills, motivation, cross-unit collaboration, fast decision making, strong implementation skills and real accountability.
Mark Zuckerberg's acquisition of Oculus only took three and a half days. Your acquisitions will likely not be as quick or as easy, but there are ways to cut out some of the red tape and ensure they will be just as fruitful as Facebook's.
Consultants RGP of Marksville, La., Denver's Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and retail solutions provider ClearPath Solutions are all seeking CEOs this week.
Lean too far in either direction and you will put your organization at risk. Understand the risks and mitigate them as quickly as possible.
Most workers have no interest in changing the world. Most don’t even like their jobs. Increasing employees’ job engagement pays high dividends, so how do you motivate the disenchanted on your team to join the job ownership ranks? Through communication, motivation and reward.
In his new e-book, Re-Think: A Path to the Future, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano predicts that traditional multinational firms will cease to exist and will eventually be replaced by globally integrated enterprises. These GIEs will locate departments not only in different states but even in different countries, wherever the most appropriate talent resides.
As a CEO, your strengths and capabilities are numerous. But you won’t succeed at any of them if you aren’t good at managing your time. From better delegation to intimately understanding your product and business to setting aside the right amount of creative thinking time, there are ways of adjusting your schedule that will help you focus on CEO-level priorities.
The sales buck ultimately stops with the CEO. If earnings expectations or revenue objectives are missed, its the CEO who takes the fall. In fact, Gartner ranked revenue and company growth as a CEO’s top priority in 2013. Here’s what one CEO did to boost stagnant sales and jump-start growth in his firm.
Complete transparency can be challenging for companies of all sizes and sectors, but is a goal that should be strived for. As the resignation of Mozilla’s CEO Brendan Eich shows, the subject has never been more topical than it is today.
CEOs often have to make tough decisions involving mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, salary freezes and more. Certain events, even when they are the best decision for the long-term health of the company, can generate widespread fallout, including damaging the reputation of the CEO. Communications consultants David Johnson and Don Middleberg offer tips to help CEOs handle negative reputational issues.
Few doubt that mobility will drive future operational efficiencies and new revenues across nearly every business sector. But to date, only a small group of early adopters are seeing a return on their investment. Despite slow payback, however, CEOs should be accelerating their mobile efforts, given the potential benefits.
History shows that ignoring or missing a major consumer trend or behavioral shift can have significant detrimental effects on brand survival. Some never recover, but others have learned how to reinvent themselves. Here are some suggestions for revitalizing a brand, from CEOs who have achieved it.
In light of the news that the U.S. Federal Reserve has rejected Citicorp’s request to increase dividends and buy back stock, CEO Mike Corbat is now in a difficult position. He not only has to find another way to turn the company around, he will also have to regain the trust of all stakeholders. And the latter, some experts say, is as critical as the former.
Rebuilding Trust: CEOs are increasing their focus on a range of non-financial priorities.
Recent postings of jobs for chief executives from around the country.
Listening to John Veihmeyer brings to mind the old saying, “May you live in interesting times.” His message: today, companies [...]
General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s faced the firing squad during her two days of Congressional testimony last week on the ignition-switch recall fiasco. Now she has to figure out how to pivot to the future - by fixing the culture. It’s all about transparency and authenticity.
CEOs often opt to settle suits brought by environmentalists and other third parties against companies all around the world. Chevron CEO John Watson just demonstrated the potential rewards of sticking things out and fighting for ultimate justice rather than kowtowing to the rabid complaints of extreme progressives wanting to stick it to “big oil.”
The University of Tennessee set out to research some of the world’s most successful strategic partnerships—including those at P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft—to see how and why these relationships added value. The research identified five principles that CEOs everywhere can use to transform supplier relationships.
Billionaire buy and hold investor Ron Baron says he invests in people, not companies. Before he opens his investment war chest, he dives deep into a company, actually meeting the leadership and seeing the tone they set from the top. No matter how "successful" a company looks on paper, it's the meet and greet and getting to know the people involved in the organization and their culture that seals the deal for him. Peeling back his 25 billion investing portfolio, one of his investing jewels is The Carlyle Group.