July 17, 2016

The moral kickback to CEO activism

As you can tell, I've been supremely interested in CEO activism of late. Obviously, I would be since we launched research on the topic and it seems to have struck a chord. Happily, a friend of mine who is an independent consultant with a deep business...

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July 9, 2016

Finding the Words — CEO Activism

Our research on CEO activism came out a few weeks ago. It was covered in this article in the Washington Post by Jena McGregor. Then came this week's horrific news of shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas which upended our lives and sense of security. In...

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June 17, 2016

Millennial Slant towards Healthcare and Science

Where do Millennials want to work? Here is a study that points at new preferences. What is clear is that this cohort wants to work at companies that make a difference in society and in their own lives.The 13,000 respondents in the sample, ages 15 through 32, are...

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June 11, 2016

First 100 Days Advice from the world of Sports

Advice from the newly named president of the Harlem Globetrotters on the first 100 days. The writer of the article sums up the new president's counsel saying that leaders must pivot forward to the next decade by focusing on “to be” goals and “to do” goals. Smith is saying: "The...

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June 3, 2016

The CEO Three Year Itch

In my last post, I wrote about a recent McKinsey Quarterly report on new CEOs which had valuable information. The one thing I left out and saved for a follow up post was this finding which showed up in the last few sentences. The authors reported...

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June 2, 2016

New CEOs — Be Bold

A report from McKinsey Quarterly on New CEOs has some very valuable information. Looking at what 600 CEOs and the strategic moves they made in their first two years, the researchers found that there were more similarities than expected. They looked at new CEOs from S&P companies...

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May 21, 2016

Summer Reading from Gates

How much fun is this! An animated summer reading list from Bill Gates. A smart way to communicate without the formality and pomposity that goes with most chief executives. A newer way of storytelling from the top. Clearly, Gates is just sharing with us his favorite...

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