Uber isn’t having a leadership crisis. It’s having a shareholder revolt. It has been clear for some time that imposing new procedures aimed at changing the company’s culture would require Mr. Kalanick to give up the reins as CEO. In normal circumstances, the board would decide on a course of action, take a vote and […]
Jeff Immelt is stepping down after 16 years at the helm of GE, and by most measures he was a successful leader. He directed a sweeping transformation of the company, adapted to big changes in technologies and global markets and avoided major scandal. But by one significant measure – the stock price – Mr. Immelt […]
The Senate testimony by former FBI director James Comey didn’t offer much new information about his dealings with President Trump, but it did provide useful insights about one thing: who leaks to the media and why.
President Trump’s attacking style of communications propelled him into office but lately has become less effective. Can organizations use an attack-based media strategy or is it now discredited?
The most important thing to know about Uber was buried deep in the business pages of the New York Times on Saturday.
It seems underperforming CEOs have a new life preserver: Brexit. Britain’s vote to leave the EU in June certainly caught companies off guard. Six months on, has Brexit begun to take a toll on profits, or is it just an excuse? GM offers an answer.
It was easy to miss the news about the $864 million legal payout by Moody’s Investors Service over its ratings of crisis-era mortgage securities. It was announced on a Friday afternoon, just as the last of the Obama Justice Department staff was cleaning out their desks to make way for the new administration.
The New York Times is jumping into the market for news tips in a very visible way. A visit to its homepage reveals a notice inviting readers to share “confidential news tips.” It even has a webpage with advice on how to submit sensitive materials securely. Tips – anonymous and otherwise – have always been […]
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf announced his immediate retirement today. He wasn’t the first bank CEO to preside over a scandal, so why did he fall when others survived? There are four reasons.
Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google) reported healthy earnings a few weeks ago. Its revenue reached $21.5 billion, which included $185mm in sales from moonshot projects – investments in everything from driverless cars and solar-powered drones to genomics. But as executives discussed these ventures with investors, a faint echo from an earlier age – […]