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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If It’s Not Maximizing Shareholder Value, What Is the CEO’s First Priority?



In recent years, Apple Inc. was announced the most valuable stock to ever be traded, reaching a peak market cap over $700 billion. Since the departure of founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, company shares have continued to grow. From debut through the present, Apple has been a driving force outside its original core competencies and a poster child for innovation.

Apple’s performance is

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

3 Things CEOs Should Know Before Changing Corporate Culture



There is a common belief amongst most corporate executives: “changing corporate culture is one of the most difficult things to do.” Perhaps it’s so difficult because it involves human beings. People are not as simple as changing the oil in your car or the software in your computer. While transforming culture may appear analogous to changing computer software, there are complexities that make them enormously different. With that said, here are 3 aspects that outline some of those differences. Every CEO should consider them before initiating change initiatives.

People come with baggage: Unlike software in a computer, people have been