Alphabet’s Board Probes Company’s Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

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Description: Google’s parent Alphabet is investigating how the company has managed sexual harassment and misconduct claims, some of which have targeted its own executives. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 06, 2019 Link: https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/google-parent-alphabet-probe-sexual-harassment-misconduct/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=ceo-daily&utm_content=2019110712pm Questions for discussion: What are the management issues raised in this report? Do you think the firms mentioned have responded… Read more »

Are Elon Musk’s Warnings About AI Manipulating Social Media Coming True?

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Description: Elon Musk voiced a dire warning about AI. Should we be worried? Source: Fortune.com Date: Nov 05, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341650?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the concerns related to AI and future possibilities? What do you believe the direction will be? What role is there for management to play in order… Read more »

It’s not just Boeing. More companies are splitting CEO and chairman roles

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Description: In 2005, 30% of chairman and CEO roles at companies in the S&P 500 were split, according to Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy advisory firm. That has increased to 53% this year. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 05, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/05/its-not-just-boeing-more-companies-are-splitting-ceo-and-chairman-roles.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons for splitting these roles? How might the… Read more »

Workplace mental health programs deliver healthier bottom lines

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Description: Deloitte analysis finds a median return on investment of $1.62 for every $1 spent Source: CBC.ca Date: Nov 07, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/workplace-mental-health-programs-deliver-good-roi-1.5346872 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key findings presented in this report. Are you surprised by any of the items? What is the message to management as well as employees?

David M. Rubenstein on Profit, Purpose and Climate

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Description: F&D’s Rahim Kanani interviews David M. Rubenstein, cofounder and co–executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private investment firms, on a new corporate reality that looks beyond profit, the role of business in tackling climate change, and what animates his philanthropy. Source: IMF.org Date: Nov 04, 2019 Link: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2019/11/david-rubenstein-on-profit-purpose-and-climate-change.htm Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Peugeot’s boss, Carlos Tavares, plans a merger with Fiat Chrysler

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Description: His methods have a lot to teach a troubled industry Source: Fortune.com Date: Oct 31, 2019 Link: https://www.economist.com/business/2019/10/31/peugeots-boss-carlos-tavares-plans-a-merger-with-fiat-chrysler?cid1=cust/dailypicks1/n/bl/n/20191030n/owned/n/n/dailypicks1/n/n/NA/334726/n Questions for discussion: What does this article say about the theories related to huge mergers of firms and the managers who attempt to organize them? What are the lessons all managers can take away from this… Read more »

3 Things That Will Boost Your Team’s Communication

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Description: Most full-time workers spend about 40 hours each week on the job, accounting for roughly 35 percent of their waking moments. That’s a huge emotional, physical and mental commitment. Accordingly, greater numbers of employees are seeking jobs at places where they can feel at home and forge real relationships. As a leader, you should… Read more »

American business schools are reinventing the MBA

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Description: On a visit to New York in October Marc Benioff, boss of Salesforce, compared Facebook to cigarettes and backed a corporate tax hike to deal with homelessness in San Francisco. If badmouthing a fellow technology giant and cheering the taxman were not heterodox enough for a billionaire entrepreneur, Mr Benioff laid into American management… Read more »

Kevin Plank started Under Armour in his grandmother’s basement; 23 years later, he hands over the reins

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Description: Kevin Plank built Under Armour from scratch in his grandmother’s basement in Washington, D.C. In its first full year in business, in 1996, Under Armour did $17,000 in sales. Last year, it did $5.2 billion. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 24, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/22/under-armour-ceo-kevin-plank-steps-down-as-ceo-how-he-got-here.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what you learned from… Read more »

CMOs on Their Paths to Becoming Chief Marketing Officers

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Description: There’s no qualifying checklist for a marketer to become a CMO, but most will tell you that the pathway to the helm of a marketing department involves a mix of expertise, diversity of experience and a willingness to learn. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Oct 24, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/cmos-on-their-paths-to-becoming-chief-marketing-officers?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: Is there a commonality… Read more »