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4April 2016

Lessons on Succession Planning from Yahoo’s Revolving Door of CEOs

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Originally published by When Marissa Mayer was named CEO of Yahoo in July 2012, her appointment was major news for the beleaguered company, which was hoping for a turnaround. Fast forward to today, and after a variety of fits and starts, it turns out Yahoo lost 30 percent of its value last year, as reported by Business Insider. Mayer’s [...]

8February 2016

When Plan B is Not Enough: Some Lessons from the United Airlines CEO Succession(s)

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Originally published in SmartCEO magazine. In the annals of business folklore, there is an oft-used quote from the revered former CEO of GE, Jack Welch: “From now on, [choosing my successor] is the most important decision I’ll make. It occupies a considerable amount of thought almost every day.” The clincher here is that he said this in 1991, a full [...]

25January 2016

Slacking at the Office: Managers Heed these Multi-Generational Nuances

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are many characteristics of work that are generation-dependent. For example, Baby Boomers came of age when the very concept of work meant an office, factory, or other physical locale. Communication was by telephone and meetings generally took place when everyone could participate from the same room. Today, while this may be familiar, it is no longer necessary or expected. [...]

5January 2016

Diversity 5.0 – LGBT in the Boardroom

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The business case for diversity in the boardroom has been made time and again. Companies and organizations have slowly and sometimes painfully come to realize that their boards should be reflective of their stakeholders. And these stakeholders, whether they be investors, employees or customers, are unquestionably diverse in any of a variety of ways. The assertion for diversity in the [...]

17November 2015

Theranos: Blood, Sweat & Tears

By | November 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you were previously not familiar with Theranos, following the business news these past few weeks certainly would have changed that. Theranos is a blood-testing start-up that developed a completely new and seemingly more efficient way of handling diagnostic blood testing. Like many others, I watched with awe as Theranos and its Founder Elizabeth Holmes graced magazine covers (e.g. Fortune, [...]

16November 2015

Succession Planning for Everyone (Almost!)

By | November 16th, 2015|Categories: Business, Corporate Governance, Leadership|0 Comments

Sadly, in late May we learned of the sudden death of Ed Gilligan, President of American Express. Gilligan spent his entire business career at American Express and was considered the likely successor to CEO, Ken Chenault. Also in May, David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg died very unexpectedly when he fell while exercising on a treadmill in Mexico. [...]