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Are You Too Young—or Too Old—to Be a CEO?

It’s hard to get past assumptions of what a senior executive is supposed to look like. But it’s important to do just that—at the top, success has no correlation with age or ethnicity or even experience.


The New Normal: Acceptable Loss

Why long-term thinking may lead to unnecessarily large failures.


Who Will Survive?

Companies come and companies go, but not always for good reasons.

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The Case Against the Business Case

When it comes to diversity and other “soft” initiatives, CFOs always demand that a dollars-and-cents business case be made. But not everything can—or should—be boiled down to financials.

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All in the Family

How to convince the members of the Ford family to sign on to the CEO’s dramatic plan to save their company?

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Priorities vs. Time

How to relieve the pressure on people at the top? By rethinking those jobs—and, perhaps, adding strategic staff support.

A business man drowning in a sea of paperwork

Help Is Here

Today’s senior executive needs more than an assistant. He needs a chief of staff.

Help is Here

Dangerous Terrain

With attention focused on the money that SuperPACs are spending to influence election results, companies are likely overlooking their own risks in the new campaign-finance system.

Dangerous Terrain

There's a Price to Pay

New York Times reporter Eduardo Porter reveals why everything in life—including life—has a price.

Seeing What Others Miss

How to transform disadvantages into advantages when gaining a competitive edge seems hopeless.


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