Ford Motor Shows Signs of Revival Under Jim Farley

Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #executives-and-management-theory, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #ford-motor-co, #hackett-jim, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #stocks-and-bonds

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Long Before Beth Ford Became Land O’ Lakes C.E.O., She Cleaned Toilets

Beth Ford has spent much of her career working on supply chain issues, which has served her well as the leader of Land O’ Lakes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dairy-products, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-beth-1964, #land-olakes-inc

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Activists Crashed Exxon’s Board, but Forcing Change Will Be Hard

The tension between climate goals and lifting Exxon Mobil’s profits could make it difficult for activists to make progress.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #boards-of-directors, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #chevron-corporation, #executives-and-management-theory, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #stocks-and-bonds, #woods-darren-w-1965

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The Mogul in Search of a Kinder, Gentler Capitalism

Lynn Forester de Rothschild, founder of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, believes change will come when hedge fund billionaires and Pope Francis work together.

#business-roundtable, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #coalition-for-inclusive-capitalism, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #de-rothschild-lynn-forester, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #ubben-jeffrey-w

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N.A.A.C.P. Leader Says ‘a Few Checks’ Can’t Fix Structural Racism

“There is a responsibility of corporations to ensure that we maintain a stable democracy,” Derrick Johnson said.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #executives-and-management-theory, #johnson-derrick-1968, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people

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Hundreds of Companies Unite to Oppose Voting Limits, but Others Abstain

Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states.

#buffett-warren-e, #business-roundtable, #chenault-kenneth-i, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executives-and-management-theory, #frazier-kenneth-c, #law-and-legislation, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

After a year of working remotely, some employees are not keen to go back to the office, and, so far, employers are being receptive to their concerns.

#amazon-com-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #california-state-university-fullerton, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-motor-co, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salesforce-com-inc, #shutdowns-institutional, #solomon-david-m, #target-corporation, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Coca-Cola C.E.O.: Voting Rights Advocate?

A company with Southern roots and global reach tries to find its voice on an issue that disproportionately affects Black voters.

#black-people, #coca-cola-company, #content-type-personal-profile, #executives-and-management-theory, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #quincey-james-1965, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Why a LinkedIn Post About Gender Started a Debate

Ashley Sumner, the C.E.O. of Quilt, announced she was striking gender from her bio. The LinkedIn crowd went wild.

#entrepreneurship, #executives-and-management-theory, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #sumner-ashley, #we-quilt-inc, #women-and-girls

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Sam’s Club C.E.O. on the Company’s High Sales and Low Wages

Kathryn McLay, an Australian who worked for years in finance, wants employees to know “how valued they are.”

#business-roundtable, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #sams-club, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

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Why Is It So Hard to Speak Up at Work?

Psychological safety is the belief that you can take risks and put forward ideas without facing ridicule or retaliation. More often than not, it’s women — especially women of color — who don’t feel comfortable doing so.

#executives-and-management-theory, #psychology-and-psychologists, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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‘There Is a Bigger Role’: A C.E.O. Pushes Diversity

Tim Ryan, a white man and the U.S. chairman and senior partner at PwC, has made equity and inclusion a focus of the firm.

#executives-and-management-theory, #jean-botham-shem, #pricewaterhousecoopers, #race-and-ethnicity

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What Makes a Good Leader, and Who Gets to Be One?

With a focus on compassion, empathy and humility, the book “Vital Voices” challenges long-held assumptions about power and how we wield it.

#books-and-literature, #executives-and-management-theory, #gender, #leadership, #nelson-alyse, #vital-voices-global-partnership-nonprofit, #vital-voices-100-women-using-their-power-to-empower-book, #women-and-girls

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Rose Marcario, the Former C.E.O. of Patagonia, Retreats to the Rainforest

Rose Marcario was riding high at the outdoor apparel manufacturer. Her sudden departure was another abrupt turn for perhaps America’s most unconventional company.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #buddhism, #chouinard-yvon, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executives-and-management-theory, #fashion-and-apparel, #marcario-rose, #meati-foods-emergy-inc, #patagonia-inc, #rivian-automotive-llc, #shopping-and-retail

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Jeff Immelt Oversaw the Downfall of G.E. Now He’d Like You to Read His Book.

The C.E.O. who followed Jack Welch tried, and failed, to revive the company’s stock price. He’s owning up to some of his mistakes now — and assigning some blame.

#bolze-stephen-r-1963, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #general-electric-company, #immelt-jeffrey-r, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #welch-john-f-jr

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How Andy Jassy, Amazon’s Next C.E.O., Was a ‘Brain Double’ for Jeff Bezos

Mr. Jassy, who will become Amazon’s chief this summer, has spent more than two decades absorbing lessons from Mr. Bezos.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #executives-and-management-theory, #facial-recognition-software, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs

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Managing Up: How to Deal With a Bad Boss During Quarantine

The medium can be just as important as the message.

#content-type-service, #executives-and-management-theory, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Herman Miller C.E.O. Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

As the C.E.O. of Herman Miller, Andi Owen has had to navigate a polarized work force while thinking about the future of the offices her company makes furniture for.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #furniture, #gap-inc, #herman-miller-inc, #innovation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #owen-andi, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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A 4-Day Workweek for 5 Days’ Pay? Unilever New Zealand Is the Latest to Try

“If we find that we’re all working the same number of hours as before but in four days, then we’ve missed the opportunity,” the company’s managing director said.

#content-type-service, #executives-and-management-theory, #new-zealand, #unilever-nv, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

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At Wharton, a New Leader Confronts the Culture Wars

Erika James recently took over the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Already, she is enmeshed in debates about race, politics and the role of business in society.

#business-schools, #colleges-and-universities, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executives-and-management-theory, #university-of-michigan, #wharton-school-of-the-university-of-pennsylvania

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Back to the Office: Tough Call for Workers, and for the Boss

A toy company owner decided the benefits of having everyone together, with safeguards, outweighed the risks. Some were readier than others to return.

#basic-fun-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Mastercard’s Ajay Banga Took the Long View and Preserved Jobs

In 10 years running Mastercard, Ajay Banga has favored a forward-looking approach.

#banga-ajay, #company-reports, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-cards, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mastercard-inc, #stimulus-economic, #wages-and-salaries

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C.E.O.s Rediscover the Family Dinner Table

Remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has given executives with children a taste of a different way to live.

#beyond-meat-inc, #blakely-sara, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dimon-james, #ellevest, #executives-and-management-theory, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #krawcheck-sallie-l, #mckinseyco, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Raised in a (Very) Crowded House, Now Feeding the Hungry in a Pandemic

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, the chief executive of Feeding America, is trying to meet a huge surge in demand. A $100 million contribution from Jeff Bezos helped.

#babineaux-fontenot-claire, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #executives-and-management-theory, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries

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What Happens to Powell’s Books When You Can’t Browse the Aisles?

The enormous independent bookstore in Portland, Ore., became an unlikely tourist attraction. Now that it’s shut, Emily Powell, the chief executive, is having to rethink the books business.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #executives-and-management-theory, #portland-ore, #powell-emily, #powells-books, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Pay Cuts Become a Tool for Some Companies to Avoid Layoffs

“Shared sacrifice” in the white-collar ranks aims to avoid the cost of staffing up again. With no end to the crisis in sight, it is a leap of faith.

#aon-corp, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #hca-holdings-inc, #kvh-industries-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

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Michael Jordan: N.B.A. Champ, Marketing Legend and … Toxic Worker?

Experts say a difficult superstar is rarely worth the cost to workplace morale. Does the Bulls icon prove them wrong?

#aggression-behavior, #basketball, #executives-and-management-theory, #jordan-michael, #national-basketball-assn, #the-last-dance-tv-program, #workplace-environment

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How They Keep the Flavored Water and Veggie Burgers Coming

Larry Praeger of Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods and Kara Goldin of Hint Water have each had to navigate challenges for their companies during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dr-praegers-sensible-foods, #executives-and-management-theory, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food, #goldin-kara-e, #hint-inc, #praeger-larry, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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At Zappos, Pushing Shoes and a Vision

Tony Hsieh, C.E.O. of Zappos, is on an uphill mission to remake the company’s culture by banning the boss.

#computers-and-the-internet, #downtown-project-las-vegas, #executives-and-management-theory, #gelles-david, #holacracy, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #robertson-brian-j-1978, #workplace-environment, #zappos

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