Jun 13, 2016
Diverse, welcoming companies perform better than their more homogeneous competitors. Want to become a top performing company? Create a diverse leadership team that reflects the diversity of the customers you serve, and ensure that everyone on your team feels fully included as a vital member.
May 23, 2016
With Dr. Glen Nelson's death this month, Minnesota lost a giant who led the building of our health care system for the past 40 years, making health care more effective, accessible, and efficient for everyone.
Apr 27, 2016
Earning money and having power over others are easy ways to gauge success. But they’re also limited.
Apr 4, 2016
Iger isn’t the only leader at Disney inspiring creativity. Disney subsidiary Pixar has two of the world’s finest innovation leaders in Ed Catmull and John Lasseter. Thanks to their leadership, Pixar has created the 12 most successful animated films of all time, including the 2016 Oscar winner, “Inside Out.” After he was fired from Apple AAPL 1.03% , Steve Jobs bought controlling interest in Pixar, and he learned first - hand from Catmull and Lasseter how to lead innovators. This experience paved the way for Jobs’ string of successes when he returned to Apple in 1997.
Mar 21, 2016
Much that is written about leaders these days seems to be negative: they are incompetent, arrogant, unethical, greedy, the list goes on and on. Weak leaders focus on all the things that are going wrong. Great ones bring out the best in us.
Mar 8, 2016
Listening to the media these days one would think that our leaders have lost all sense of humility, if indeed they ever had it. Whatever happened to humility as a virtue for leaders?
Feb 19, 2016
The media heaped adulation on activist investors. Bill Ackman graced the cover of Forbes with the moniker “Baby Buffett.” Nelson Peltz headlined big conferences. CNBC held off its commercial breaks when Carl Icahn called in. Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Many activist investors have damaged that faith.
Jan 18, 2016
America’s philanthropists aren’t waiting any longer for politicians or businesses to solve the world’s most pressing problems. They are committing massive amounts of their own money to solve the most difficult challenges in health, education, job creation, and the environment.
Jan 4, 2016
Reading glasses work well when you’re reading a book, but don’t try to drive across town wearing them. To do that, you need glasses that can change focus. The same is true with leadership. You need a different kind of focus to manage yourself, others, and the greater systems around you.
Dec 22, 2015
Can the outrageous actions of one individual taint an entire industry? By demonstrating total disregard for the patients that drug companies serve, pharmaceutical bad boy Martin Shkreli , former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals , is trying his hardest to destroy the reputation of the industry. Shkreli became America's most detested businessman when he jacked up prices on an AIDS drug 5,500 percent, from $13.50 a pill to $750. Meanwhile, a generic version of the drug is available for $1.00.