Alan Mulally, 68, is leaving Ford Motor Company after overseeing an amazing turnaround from a $12.6 billion net loss in 2006 to $7.2 billion in earnings in 2013.
For John Foraker, image is everything. He has helped Annie’s Homegrown cultivate an appealing, healthy brand with consumers—and they’ve responded by buying his products with increasing fervor.
Eric Greitens became a Navy SEAL by becoming a leader. He figured the best way to start Hell Week would be to pull together a team of seven and keep them together, using the chaos of night to their advantage …
Employees who like their immediate supervisor tend to feel prouder and more enthusiastic about their organization as a whole. So if you want a more engaged workforce, enhance your supervisors’ ability to manage well.
Do what you know, as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine do … Demonstrate the epic leadership of the Sioux … Think as big as Elon Musk.
As more executives embrace social media, the odds of embarrassing blunders soar. One wrong move can destroy a career. Consider what happened to public-relations maven Justine Sacco.
The CEO of King Digital Entertainment, Riccardo Zacconi, recently did what few other CEOs do when pressed to defend his company’s financial value: He urged people to simply try out what it makes.
Anyone in leadership has to persuade somebody at some point. You may need to persuade an employee to perform better, or service providers to up their game. Here, in a thimble, are seven things persuasive people do.
“Great leaders surround themselves with A+ people,” says Sander Flaum, chairman and CEO of Euro RSCG Becker. “Jack Welch [former CEO of General Electric] said the biggest mistake he ever made was not moving quickly enough on people who weren’t A+.”
As president and chief executive of Tangerine—formerly ING Direct Canada—Peter Aceto could act like most big bank CEOs and cultivate an image of aloofness and power. But he does the reverse.