The rise of the outsider CEO

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal There are many things about business and recruiting that do not change year to year. But Wall Street Journal business columnist John D. Stoll writes in this column about one clearly demonstrable and important change: More and more companies are turning to the world outside of their respective companies… More

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“Feel the force”: Gut instinct, not data, is the thing

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal. With the rapid ascent of data in corporate decision-making, is there any room left for managerial discretion? Absolutely, Wall Street Journal business columnist John D. Stoll writes in this column. At least in part this is because data is valuable but imperfect. Stoll cites Google chief decision scientist Cassie… More

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Among today’s most prized leadership qualities: Playing nicely

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal. The rise to the top of a corporation, as nearly any corporate executive can attest, is hugely competitive. The reality is that, when it comes to securing CEO roles, there are vastly greater numbers of aspirants than there are openings. Logic dictates that this competitiveness might lead some aspirants… More

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The Hot New Channel for Reaching Real People: Email

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal with Christopher Mims. What was old is new again. With emails, companies do not depend on gatekeepers to reach their addressees. While Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter remain popular social media outlets for corporations, recent privacy concerns and complexities with each platform’s algorithms have many companies once again seeing great… More

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The Art of the Public Divorce Announcement

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal with Elizabeth Bernstein. This Wall Street Journal article tackles the reality of the 21st century marriage: As much as prominent executives, like all of us, take our marital vows expecting them to be for life, the reality of divorce statistics force us to address the reality that not all marriages… More

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