Leadership Profiles

Why the co-founder of PayPal sits where he sits

July 31, 2015
Max Levchin runs HVF, a company he founded in 2012 to invest in promising technology startups. Levchin, 39, previously co-founded the company that became PayPal. He has a net worth of $300 million. Thanks to an em­­ployee survey, Levchin learned that his workforce viewed him as in­­accessible. They wanted more opportunities to chat with him during the day …

The making of an innovative entrepreneur

July 30, 2015
As a young pharmaceutical salesman, James LeVoy Sorenson spent many hours watching physicians make their rounds in hospitals. His careful observation led him to develop a range of tools they could use to save time and provide better results for patients.

Communicate a simple vision

July 29, 2015
Sarah Nahm had no idea what she would be doing when she showed up for work at Google right out of college. Now she’s the CEO of her own company. Here’s her advice for leaders.

The 3 words that guide Prudential’s CEO

July 23, 2015
As CEO of Prudential Group Insurance, Lori Fouche is one of the most powerful women in business. The 47-year-old credits her success in part to her ability to describe her leadership style succinctly.

Are you two-facing your way through leadership?

July 22, 2015
“You can’t have more than one persona,” says CEO Tom Raffio. “You have to be the same person in the boardroom and the mailroom.”

CEO’s accident instills wellness mindset

July 5, 2015
Many leaders want to promote wellness in their workplace. But for Mark Bertolini, helping employees stay healthy is part of a deeply personal journey.

A ray of hope from Dwight D. Eisenhower

June 25, 2015
“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head,” said the general and President. “That’s assault, not leadership.”

Reset the culture to create new mindset

June 22, 2015

Kaz is a Southborough, Mass.-based company that makes health care and home appliances. In 2008, it was struggling to survive. That’s when Julien Mininberg arrived. Over five years, he took Kaz from near insolvency to record profits.

He made history with a two-liter bottle

June 15, 2015
In 1970, John Sculley was a newly hired marketing executive at Pepsi. His first assignment: to develop a distinctive glass bottle to compete against Coke’s popular 6.5-ounce container …

Ditch positive thinking and face reality

June 12, 2015
Some leaders harness the power of positive thinking. Not Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der ­Weijden.