The onetime ‘manager of the century’ paved the way for C.E.O.s to moonlight as internet trolls.
To some, the pursuit of workplace happiness — and its price, like an $18,000 “happiness M.B.A.” for managers — can seem like a corporate attempt to turn feelings into productivity.
It’s not your grandfather’s M.B.A.
A hybrid-work challenge: taking attendance.
Free tacos, shopping sprees and words of appreciation are just some of the ways employers are desperate to show they care.
Thrive Market has found success with a subscription model and eco-friendly, health-conscious brands. It’s a diet familiar to the C.E.O., Nick Green.
For almost two years, couches have been cubicles. Colleagues are instant message avatars. And people are reconsidering how much they should have to put up with from a boss.
The Ethiopian entrepreneur Sara Menker founded Gro Intelligence, which uses artificial intelligence to forecast global agricultural trends and battle food insecurity.
C.E.O.s are trained to “shoot, move and communicate.” But the pandemic has called on them to rewrite the leadership playbook.
Shar Dubey runs some of the world’s most popular online dating sites. A restrictive new law prompted her to speak out.
Jake Wood was a Marine sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he works in the philanthropic sector and is “leading with love.”
C.E.O.s are eager for employees to return — and afraid of alienating those who have grown accustomed to working from home.
Rich Lesser, who has run Boston Consulting Group for eight years, is stepping down at a moment of enormous change.
Ethan Brown, the founder and C.E.O. of Beyond Meat, on his moral and environmental priorities.
“The more taxes I pay, the happier I am,” says Mr. Joly, who is waging a campaign to get big business to be more socially responsible.
For some, the office even stifles creativity. As the pandemic eases in the U.S., a few companies seek to reimagine what work might look like.
Despite record profits, a number of them are worried that the company is suffering from both its size and leadership from its C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.
After a long career at Home Depot, Carol Tomé thought she was done with office life. Then a company she knew well needed a new leader.
Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.
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.
The tension between climate goals and lifting Exxon Mobil’s profits could make it difficult for activists to make progress.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, founder of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, believes change will come when hedge fund billionaires and Pope Francis work together.
“There is a responsibility of corporations to ensure that we maintain a stable democracy,” Derrick Johnson said.
Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states.
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.
A company with Southern roots and global reach tries to find its voice on an issue that disproportionately affects Black voters.
Ashley Sumner, the C.E.O. of Quilt, announced she was striking gender from her bio. The LinkedIn crowd went wild.
Kathryn McLay, an Australian who worked for years in finance, wants employees to know “how valued they are.”
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.
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.
With a focus on compassion, empathy and humility, the book “Vital Voices” challenges long-held assumptions about power and how we wield it.
Rose Marcario was riding high at the outdoor apparel manufacturer. Her sudden departure was another abrupt turn for perhaps America’s most unconventional company.
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.
Mr. Jassy, who will become Amazon’s chief this summer, has spent more than two decades absorbing lessons from Mr. Bezos.
The medium can be just as important as the message.
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.
“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.
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.
A toy company owner decided the benefits of having everyone together, with safeguards, outweighed the risks. Some were readier than others to return.
In 10 years running Mastercard, Ajay Banga has favored a forward-looking approach.
Remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has given executives with children a taste of a different way to live.
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.
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.
“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.
Experts say a difficult superstar is rarely worth the cost to workplace morale. Does the Bulls icon prove them wrong?
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.
Tony Hsieh, C.E.O. of Zappos, is on an uphill mission to remake the company’s culture by banning the boss.