first 100 days


20 Sep Smart Culture Building Blocks

Was reading an article in Fortune by Jennifer Reingold about Angela Ahrendts, the senior vice president of online and retail stores at Apple.  For those unfamiliar, she was the CEO of Burberry before going to Apple. There are several terrific quotes about building a great culture and initiatives to...

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15 Sep Where CEO mentions in press releases get you

I have been meaning to write about some compelling research that came out of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business by Elizabeth Blankespoor and Ed deHaan. The title of their research captures the question they explored which is—CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?...

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06 Jun Infographing Your Next Generation Leadership Team

Thought this was an interesting way to announce a new management team lineup. The new CEO of Cisco Chuck Robbins wrote on the company blog about his choices for his "next generation" executive team. He named 10 people and explains why each is the ideal choice. Interestingly,...

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11 May CEO Succession — What’s it Worth? year I look forward to what was once Booz's CEO succession research but now under the name Strategy& because they always tackle a different angle of this daunting and tricky transition period. This year, in their 15th edition, they wisely calculated the cost of...

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