Aug 27, 2012
The Financial Times carried an outstanding article over the weekend on Mindful Leadership that features General Mills (ranked #1 for developing leaders by multiple surveys), Target, Aetna, & Google along with my inputs.
Aug 24, 2012
Steve Jobs has become a symbol of innovative leadership. Sad to say, there aren't many leaders like him. Most of them, Google's Larry Page, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Genentech's Arthur Levinson, and Starbucks' Howard Schultz, are entrepreneurs who founded and built their businesses.
Aug 22, 2012
The payday for one group of people gets a lot of attention: Company bosses. In part because we know what they make, they're not supposed to keep their compensation secret. But now Congress is demanding companies go further and compare CEO pay to what everyone else makes at a company.
Aug 18, 2012
Mark Reilly of the MSP Business Journal recaps Bill's argument that the social media companies should have focused on building their businesses for the long term.
Aug 3, 2012
A decade after the last technology bubble burst, the signs are everywhere that it is happening again. Look at what’s happened to the highly publicized initial public offerings: Facebook’s value has declined $30 billion since its I.P.O., costing investors nearly half their investment. Zynga shares have plummeted. Groupon shares trade at such an extreme discount that there should be a Groupon for them. Pandora’s stock, once $17, has touched $7. Companies like Friendster and MySpace, meanwhile, toil in oblivion.
Jul 18, 2012
The most damaging portion of former FBI Director Louis Freeh's comprehensive report on the Pennsylvania State pedophilia scandal is his conclusion that four senior university officials concealed football coach Jerry Sandusky's child abuse from 1998 to 2011, even from its board of trustees, because they wanted "to avoid the consequences of bad publicity."
Jul 13, 2012
The authors say IQ and EQ matter for leadership. Bill George says great companies must “figure out how to tap into people’s hearts — their passions and their desires to make a difference through their work.”
Jul 12, 2012
An affliction of arrogance that plagues many people picked for powerful posts, its symptoms include a tendency toward isolation, belief that you're smarter than others, preference for loyalists, aversion to changing course even in the face of failure, and love of royal treatment.
Jul 3, 2012
One thing should be clear after last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling. It's time to end three and a half years of political wrangling and make the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) work. The law's shortcomings are well known.
Jun 29, 2012
The Supreme Court decision largely upholding President Obama's health care overhaul was the talk of the business world Thursday. But executives weren't speaking with one voice. Biotechnology leaders hailed a provision creating an approval process for generic versions of their medicines while also protecting the original drug makers' brands for a longer period.