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CEO Activism and the Cloak of Social Responsibility

In August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ravaged Florida and the Gulf Coast, leaving unprecedented destruction and human misery in its wake, Walmart was one of the first companies on the scene. Springing into action, the company used its emergency management team and renowned logistics capabilities to bring relief efforts to ravaged parts of New Orleans […]Read More

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Us

An interview with Chris Del Conte, athletics director at the University of Texas By most accounts, Chris Del Conte has revitalized Longhorn athletics. Since his hire in December 2017 as vice president and athletics director at the University of Texas, he’s not only overseen a record-breaking $219 million in annual revenue—he’s also led the charge […]Read More

What’s My CMO Talking About?

As head of the entire organization, the CEO is expected to have a working knowledge of each functional area of the business. But as technology evolves at dizzying speeds, it’s not always easy to keep up. You may have thought, for example, that you understood marketing nomenclature, but now noticed that it’s getting harder to […]Read More

What CEOs Can Learn from Exceptional Coaches

I have always been fascinated by the coaches who have “it”—that X-factor that separates exceptional coaches from the also-rans. What do they do differently as they put together a staff, organize practice, recruit talent, and manage high-stakes games? While a favorable bounce here and there helps out, it’s become obvious over my forty-plus years in […]Read More

Self-Awareness and the CEO

How do we gain insight about ourselves when people are reluctant to tell us the truth? A stranger approaching you in the street will in a second’s glance see you whole, size you up, place you in a way in which you cannot and never will, even though you have spent a lifetime with yourself […]Read More