CEOs rank the failure to attract and retain talent as their top concern this year. We increasingly find the allocation of people is just as important as the allocation of capital. Boards need to recognize this priority and entirely rethink how they weigh talent and even the role they...

P.F. Chang's opened its first location in Shanghai with a twist. The concept: an American bistro serving Chinese-American dishes in the motherland, said P.F. Chang's CEO, Michael Osanloo. "It is a little ironic that we're selling Chinese food to the Chinese," Osanloo told CNBC. But the company's...

Published on February 15, 2018 Coco Brown Traditionally, the makeup of corporate boards has followed a clear set of parameters: a CIO for technology strategy, a CFO for financial strategy, a CEO to teach your own chief executive how to move the company forward. Today, many...

The nation’s largest employer is retooling its people strategy for the digital age as it goes head to head with its biggest competitor, Amazon. Depending on your perspective, the word “disruption” has either negative or positive connotations. If you’re new to an industry, disruption can be...

Larry Fink, Chief Executive of $5.7 trillion dollar investor Blackrock recently wrote a follow up to his widely circulated 2016 letter to CEOs. He emphasizes several key themes: Companies should expect increased involvement from long term investors (Blackrock is doubling their investment stewardship team) Company...

By Steve Odland Berkshire Hathaway’s recent, highly public move to appoint two internal executives to serve on the company’s board as vice chairs – one of which will be CEO Warren Buffett’s heir apparent– reminds us that process is important when it comes to CEO succession...

Sean Kimble, who hosted our meeting our meeting in Austin, Tx. and his CEO Eric Long who spoke to us have been busy. They recently completed an acquisition valued at $1.8b. Congratulations to Sean and Eric for the work that has been done and the...

Enlightened Leadership (From the Robin Report) James M. Damian Here we are at the end of 2017 still talking about diversity, gender parity, equitable compensation and developing an integrated workforce that reflects our customers. In an increasingly divisive national (and international) conversation, the issues we face...