Strategic Leadership

Yes, Amazon was once the underdog

March 9, 2017
In 1997, Jeff Bezos spoke to a Harvard Business School class about his fledgling e-commerce company. They urged him to sell his startup to Barnes & Noble.

Not all battles are must-win

March 9, 2017
If you feel like you’re fighting a hundred battles, take a reality check.

Reach out and touch the community

March 8, 2017
Real magic happens for organizations whose interests branch out beyond their physical walls and into the community around them.

Little by little, indifference sank the leader of Texaco

March 2, 2017
Texaco CEO Peter Bijur made a big decision: He agreed to sell the company to Chevron. But his response to the deal proved his undoing.

Reader’s Digest: Born from rejection

March 1, 2017
DeWitt Wallace was fired for his idea for a farmer’s digest, but he forged ahead anyway.

Apply the Golden Rule to lift results

February 21, 2017
Determined to reverse the downhill spiral, Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder revamped the culture.

Surviving the dinger that made history

February 21, 2017
Ralph Branca received death threats for “the shot heard round the world,” but there was one moment of grace after that blow.

Slow motion leadership

February 15, 2017
It took 25 years, but Germany is reaping the benefits of investing in the infrastructure of East Germany.

A lesson in time management

February 13, 2017
“I’ve always thought that time management comes down to the choices that you make, and the process has to be intentional.”

When an employee’s anger goes viral

February 9, 2017
On his last day on the job after 35 years, Michael Stuban decided to vent. Chairman Sean Logan did not handle it well.