Executive Leadership

In early 2011, Ofra Strauss was enjoying life at the top. She ran Israeli food maker Strauss Group, a global company with revenues of $1.8 billion. But then an unemployed young man started criticizing the company on Facebook for pricing its chocolates too high …

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In 2011, Brian Chesky’s luck ran out. For nearly three years, the company he had co-founded, Airbnb, had grown into a global giant. Then crisis struck.

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When you’re running a fast-growing company, you need to get along with your board of directors. As Yishan Wong discovered, failing to win over board members can backfire.

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Some airlines are now selling in-flight data packages instead of providing unlimited Wi-Fi at a flat rate, reports Runway Girl Network contributing writer Paul Thompson.

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Most business travelers (88%) consider their trips successful. According to an industry survey, three factors make for a good business trip: the number of meetings, the length of stay and how early you book the trip.

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Grazer, 64, has learned over his three decades in the film business to avoid acting bossy. He has found that telling people what to do risks triggering their resistance. That’s why he prefers asking questions rather than issuing commands.

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When you oversee hundreds of employees, it’s tough to ensure they all understand the organizational mission. That’s why you need to personalize your communication so that it sinks in.

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Even the smartest, most diligent leaders fall into traps that can stymie their performance. They may not realize that their actions or behavior can work against them. Steer clear of these four common traps.

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We’re all subject to lapses that make us look unprofessional. Here are seven reminders of what to avoid.

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Furniture retailers took a hit in 2009 when the economy fizzled. As competitors scraped to survive, Art Van Furniture—a Michigan-based regional chain—hired Kim Yost as CEO to help it weather the storm. Yost hit the ground running.

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