Shareholder Value, What is its Role?

Shareholder Value, What is its Role?

To the shock and horror of many in the business community, top CEOs from the Business Roundtable stated two weeks ago that Shareholder Value is not Everything. These CEOs, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argued that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers. I argue that this is a step in the right direction and by not focusing on Shareholder Value, companies can create more Shareholder Value.

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The Inability to Deal with Unexpected Events = Failed Leadership

The Inability to Deal with Unexpected Events = Failed Leadership

In the last week, we have seen two examples of failed leadership out of the same industry – the airline industry. Leadership is about building a culture within an organization that can deal with the unexpected as the unexpected is the one thing that is certain. That is not what was going on at Delta and United.

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