Leadership Profiles

Discipline key to Chick Hearn’s success

April 4, 2016
Chick Hearn (1916-2002) was the legendary broadcaster of Los Angeles Lakers basketball games for 36 years. Generations of fans grew up listening to his play-by-play on the radio.

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.

Act like a winner to regain your edge

March 15, 2016
During the finals of the 2006 French Open tennis tournament, Roger Federer faced underdog Rafael Nadal. Playing at a very high level, Federer sought to make history by extending his string of big victories.

Stephen King on writing your best

March 10, 2016
Best-selling author Stephen King, who wrote The Running Man in a week, notes the common wisdom that the more people write, the less remarkable their works tend to be.

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.

Bowie was more than a rock legend

March 2, 2016
Rock star David Bowie will go down as an artistic savant, but he also was a pioneer in finance.

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.