Chrissy Couglin, host of Nature of Business, shares the wisdom of higher-ambition leaders — the former and current CEOs of United Stationers, Becton Dickinson (BD), Campbell Soup, and Con-way, Inc. Listen here.
Douglas Conant, former president and CEO of Campbell's talks about how to improve staff morale with Harvard Business Review. Get Your Employees Engaged
Deanna M. Mulligan, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America shares her decision to sacrifice short-term sales growth in order to keep Guardian’s long-term commitments to its customers. Listen here.
It took three tries before Cascade Engineering, Inc. figured out how to hire people on welfare and integrate them into their workforce. Fred Keller, President and CEO, reflects on the unexpected twist and turns of institutionalizing a good intention. Listen here.
Douglas R. Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s
In his new book, TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (Jossey-Bass; hardcover; May 2011), co-authored with Mette Norgaard, Doug Conant, turns conventional business wisdom on its head, suggesting that the daily interruptions that leaders face in nearly epidemic proportions are actually the moments where the greatest leadership opportunities lie. Learn more about Doug and Touchpoints at www.conantleadership.com
Anders Dahlvig, former CEO of IKEA
New Book by Anders Dahlvig - The IKEA Edge: Building Global Growth and Social Good at the World's Most Iconic Home Store.
Allan Leighton, former head of Loblaws and Royal Mail
New book by Allan Leighton -Tough Calls: Making the Right Decisions in Challenging Times.
Distinct from other research on “people centric” or “socially responsible companies,” our four-year study examined leadership behavior in creating superior social and financial performance.
Ed Ludwig CEO of the medical technology company, Becton Dickinson (BD), from 2000 to 2011 says turning around a company in trouble must start with the truth. Read the case study.
Stanley Bergman, chairman and CEO of Henry Schein, writes why CSR should be the focus for any CEO in "In everyone's interest."
David Langstaff, president and CEO of TASC, Inc., on why "Boards of Director: Doing Just Half the Job."
Ed Ludwig, former CEO of BD and Mike Beer, chairman of TruePoint, discuss how leading organizations are optimizing both their performance and people without sacrificing one for the other. Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value
BUSINESS SCHOOL CASES
“United Stationers: Enabling Our Partners to Succeed” by Michael Beer and Russ Eisenstat, Harvard Business School, October 26, 2011 (This case is available at Harvard Business School Press.)
“Becton Dickinson: Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to the ‘Envisioned Future.’ ” By Russ Eisenstat with Michael Beer, Harvard Business School, October 27, 2011. Revised March 7, 2012. (This case is available at Harvard Business School Press.)