CEOs

Leader Board

How the CEO of Planet Fitness, Which Counts 10 Million Members, Went From Front Desk Clerk to Top Exec

Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau shares what more than 25 years of working at the same company has taught him and the only leadership book he's ever read.
CEO succession

A Company's First CEO Has a Hard Job, But What About the Second?

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." Which do you want: the worm or the cheese?
CEOs

6 Challenges Awaiting You When Finally You Become CEO

There's no guidebook when you reach the top and not everybody succeeds.
Jack Ma

22 Crazy Things We've Learned About Alibaba Billionaire Jack Ma

From getting kidnapped to dressing up as Michael Jackson, the Alibaba founder has a lot of wacky stories to tell.
Accountability

The Consequences of This CEO's After-Hours Outburst Show Why Accountability Is a 24/7 Job

As KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger recently discovered, CEOs are never off the clock
Leadership

Conquering Loneliness at the Top

Almost half of CEOs report feeling alone most of the time.
executives

The 4 Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

One study found a 50 percent chance that new executives will leave the organization within the first 18 months. Here are four of the biggest reasons why.
Uber

17 Things You Need to Know About Uber's New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

The former Expedia CEO has got a lot on his plate.
Leadership

Why Co-CEOs Are a Bad Idea for Early-Stage Startups, Almost Always

When building your organization from the ground up, it's best to assign employees (and co-founders) to specific roles to ensure smooth operations.
Getting Fired

If You Don't Want to Be Fired From Your Startup, Founders Should Remember These 3 Things

Not being in alignment with your board can cause troubles even founders can't manage
Leader Board

Why the CEO of Pencils of Promise Wants to Build a Team of Rule-Breakers

Michael Dougherty gives us a glimpse into his unique strategies as a leader.
Papa John's

Papa John's CEO: American Free Enterprise Is 'Under Assault' From Big Government

John Schnatter slams greedy executives and says regulations are steering the country in a dangerous direction.
Leader Board

Why This Co-Founder Keeps His Calendars Public to His Employees

From communication to scheduling, Funding Circle U.S. co-founder Sam Hodges shares his tactics for leading a successful company.
Leader Board

Why This CEO Plans Out Every Minute of His Day -- Even Time to Think

XO Group CEO Mike Steib shares his secrets to successful leadership.
Leadership Strategy

Tristan Walker's Challenge: 'How Can I Be the Best CEO I Can Be?'

He's a tech darling turned high-profile spokesman for diversity in Silicon Valley. But to truly succeed, he's rethinking everything.