Leadership

Ideas and opinions on governance, M&A, marketing and communication, philanthropy and citizenship, risk management, and sustainability. For much more, check out The Conference Board’s Corporate Leadership practice area.


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.

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The New Normal: Acceptable Loss

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

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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.

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Help Is Here

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

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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.

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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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