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A railroad spent $84 million to hire a sick CEO—he died eight months later

CSX, one of the largest US railroad operators, spent $84 million to hire Hunter Harrison away from his old job and install him as CEO in March. 365 more words

How To Be A Startup CEO: Part 37

I’ve been droning on about Scrum (or hiding in my cubicle at athena) and haven’t handed out any righteous startup-CEO wisdom in a while so, based on a Quora query, here’s some advice for all you business types as you leap from the walled garden of corporate life into the wild world of startups. 386 more words

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Boards Can’t Wait for CEOs to Prioritize Digital Change

(Source: hbr.org)

Boards need to take a proactive role in digitization of legacy businesses. If they don’t, activist investors and shareholders will. Starting with their own education of how digitization will affect the business, boards should make sure they have the right CEO and that the CEO has a bold vision for reimagining the business. 1,255 more words

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The Real Reasons Companies Are So Focused on the Short Term

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Most attempts to combat short-termism are flawed because they focus on changing CEO behavior through some combination of pleading and incentives. While well-intentioned, these efforts fail to recognize that CEO behavior is largely circumscribed by firm structure. 1,783 more words

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Speaking Truth to Your C-suite

The fact is your CEO is sometimes his own worst enemy. Part of the role of a trusted advisor involves delivering frank advice to a company’s leaders. 676 more words

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The New CEO Activists

(Source: hbr.org)

But does CEO activism actually change public opinion and policies? What are its risks and rewards? And what is the playbook for leaders considering speaking out? 5,370 more words

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The New CEO Activists

(Source: hbr.org)

But does CEO activism actually change public opinion and policies? What are its risks and rewards? And what is the playbook for leaders considering speaking out? 5,370 more words

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