Category Archives: Executive Leadership

Grading Mary Barra – How the New General Motors CEO Performed before Congress

Anyone who follows the political comings and goings of Capitol Hill knows that congressional hearings around hot-button issues are often tense, difficult moments for those called to testify. Such events attract widespread media scrutiny and can be a make-or-break moment for corporate leaders. It’s not just the corporation’s reputation on the line; it’s the CEO’s…

Beyond the Presidency:  Will CEOs Be “Campaigning” for their Jobs?

Last night at the Republican National Convention, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proclaimed that leadership is not about reacting to poll results, but creating those poll results. I suppose I’ve found one thing that I can agree with Chris Christie about: the importance of presidential leadership. (Though, Michael Douglas also said this while playing a…

Socializing the C-Suite: Stop the Excuses, Start the Engagement

Social media is here to stay.  Yet there is one group that has been slow to acceptance – the C-Suite.  And it isn’t because they don’t get it – this IBM study of 1,700 CEOs across 64 countries demonstrates that CEOs are aware of the transformative power of social media.  Yet 70 percent of Fortune…