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  • Health-Care Insiders Brace for Drastic Change

    Jun 29, 2012

    One says it's time to move on, one expects drastic changes. These were some of the opinions from healthcare insiders after the Supreme Court  upheld President Obama’s  health care overhaul.

  • Downgraded in the Sky, Too

    Jun 27, 2012

    As a credit union chief executive, James L. Van Arsdale used to travel frequently to big conferences and to meetings with clients. Now, more than four years after he led the acquisition of the credit union, he is an insurance agent with Mass Mutual, offering people financial advice and dealing with a life of fewer perks.

  • Harvard's prescription for a broken American political system

    Jun 26, 2012

    Is there any hope for America's political process? Not much, was the answer from the group of Harvard Business School faculty gathered in Washington D.C.'s Newseum last week. Same thing from a panel of D.C. heavy hitters who also showed up for the event, including a sitting U.S. Senator ...

  • Chesapeake Appoints Dunham Chairman, Replaces Four Directors

    Jun 25, 2012

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. named former Conoco Phillips Chairman  Archie Dunham  to lead its board as the second largest U.S. natural gas producer struggles with falling energy prices and mistrust of its management.

  • Speaking out against the marriage amendment

    May 20, 2012

    Now that the debate over the Vikings stadium is settled, taking center stage is an issue that has far graver consequences for Minnesota's future: the marriage amendment.

  • Medtronic CEO finds head for business starts with heart

    May 18, 2012

    Bill George has turned Medtronic into a medical powerhouse and Minnesota's most valuable public company, but he has learned that the most valuable things can't be measured by sixteenths of a point.

  • Greatest Generation is Passing Local Leadership Torch

    Apr 16, 2012

    In recent weeks three of the Twin Cities' greatest business and civic leaders, all part of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation," have passed from the scene. This trio includes Edson Spencer, who built Honeywell into a great global corporation; John Cowles, leader of Cowles Media and the Star Tribune, and John Morrison, who led Norwest Corp. (now Wells Fargo) into the modern banking era. 

  • Business Skills and Buddhist Mindfulness

    Apr 10, 2012

    Business schools are beginning to embrace a practice that has grown popular in the corporate world—teaching and studying mindfulness, the originally Buddhist approach to increasing awareness of oneself and one's surroundings.

  • Article Series on Global Leadership

    Mar 8, 2012

    The realities of globalization, with increasing emphasis on emerging markets, present corporate leaders with enormous challenges in developing the leaders required to run global organizations.

  • 2012: The Year of the Peer Advisory Group

    Feb 28, 2012

    Executive Street -  In September of last year, I wrote a post titled Why Peer Advisory Groups Will Be The Next Big Thing, based on a number of different trends and on what I described as the “perfect storm” for peer advisory groups to take off