Maintain steady presence amid crisis

April 12, 2016
Over 30 years, Richard Lindenmuth has swooped into troubled organizations as an interim CEO. Trained to produce quick turnarounds, he has a successful track record of reviving companies such as ITT and Styrotek.

CEO takes heat for praising Putin

March 25, 2016
Capping a 33-year career at Siemens, the German engineering and electronics conglomerate, Joe Kaeser became CEO in 2013.

At Google, poor performers get a boost

March 22, 2016
For decades, Jack Welch embraced the up-or-out model of managing employees. The former CEO of General Electric in­­structed managers to rate every staffer and fire the bottom 10% every year.

How a new CEO reinvented Best Buy

March 4, 2016
In 2012, Best Buy’s best years were behind it. The retail chain faced declining market share due to Amazon and other discount competitors.

Small company, big imprint

March 1, 2016
Andrew Rogers, CEO of the Gemini Companies, discusses how to present a new vision for a small company.

How 2 billionaires judge top execs

February 26, 2016

A dynamic duo, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, run Berkshire Hathaway. After working together for four decades, they’ve developed a strong bond.

Dying request spurs Medifast’s growth

February 25, 2016
When Michael MacDonald took a call from his brother in 2011, he didn’t know that the conversation would change his life.

Decade atop IBM takes toll on CEO

February 19, 2016
Reflecting on his decade as CEO of IBM, Sam Palmisano gains some valuable insights on leadership.

Firm’s storied past creates continuity

February 13, 2016
If you lead an organization with a storied past, use that past to inspire your team. Cite the ex­­cep­­­tional leadership that preceded you.

Jack Ma: ‘The Steve Jobs of China’

February 12, 2016
Jack Ma is China’s richest man. He’s founder of Alibaba, an e-commerce titan that’s expanding into a global brand.