About 40% of executives who change jobs or get promoted fail in the first 18 months. One way to avoid that is to lay some crucial groundwork before your first day.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I'm starting a new job in about two weeks as head of a somewhat troubled division at my current employer's biggest competitor. It's a larger role than I've had so far in my career, MOREFeb 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
An inside look at how Toyota, Nike, and SV Angel keep on growing.
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Einstein observed that no matter how smart you are, or how long you ponder, you can never be sure how a watch works unless you look inside. He was making a point about understanding the universe, which we'll leave to physicists and just note that it's the same with business. We can easily MOREFeb 14, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Artistic director Robert Battle describes the challenges and payoff of keeping his modern dance company fresh and relevant. Interview by Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Feb 10, 2012 1:32 PM ET
Organizations tend to celebrate and promote extroverted personalities, but by some calculations, introverts make up half of the population. That's an awful lot of talent to exclude from executive ranks. By Laura VanderkamFeb 2, 2012 12:41 PM ET
If the World Economic Forum wants to continue contributing answers to the challenges facing the world and not just raising questions, it should pay closer attention to what the optimists in the room are saying. By Vineet NayarJan 31, 2012 2:23 PM ET
A sluggish economy has offered an opportunity for the little guys to wield considerable power. Occupy Wall Street, take note. By Anne FisherDec 30, 2011 9:25 AM ET
Mt. Sinai Hospital CEO Kenneth Davis discusses the science of being a CEO and how to manage a hospital when it seems like all forces are aligned against you. Interview by Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 22, 2011 10:05 AM ET
A source close to the situation says that it was Andrea Jung herself who proposed splitting her job into two distinct roles.
By Beth Kowitt, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- Andrea Jung is out as CEO of Avon, but she'll remain a presence at the troubled cosmetics company -- for now. The company announced yesterday that in 2012 it will split the CEO and chairman roles, with Jung staying on as executive chairman once MOREDec 14, 2011 10:53 AM ET
Why does so much innovation happen in spite of the system, rather than because of it? A look at what it takes to embrace your organization's misfits.
While many have embraced the ethos behind Apple's celebrated "Think Different" campaign of the late 1990s, how much has actually changed at most offices? By Polly LaBarreDec 13, 2011 11:17 AM ET
Companies that go for long stretches without a CEO could be recruiting in the wrong places. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 7, 2011 12:14 PM ET
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