A tyrant of a boss is not an effective leader in any work environment, but there are several situations where managers need to use their formal authority. By Linda A. Hill and Kent LinebackDec 6, 2011 10:34 AM ET
Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb has his work cut out for him. Interview by Shelley DuBoisDec 6, 2011 9:33 AM ET
Start talking about younger workers, and pretty soon the word "entitled" comes up. But several companies have started programs to help the younger set learn the corporate ropes. By Katherine Reynolds LewisDec 1, 2011 10:24 AM ET
The CEO steps down leaving his company in great shape. Will that legacy last?
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Really good CEOs are rare partly because they use all of their brains. Most people don't. We carry around either massive left brains -- logical, analytical, not very touchy-feely -- or, more rarely in today's world, we rely on big right brains -- imaginative, feeling, intuitive, uncomfortable with algebra. Running a giant MORENov 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Bezos may be on fire, but the Oracle wins in the end. By Shelley DuBoisNov 17, 2011 12:22 PM ET
He rescued the coffee chain. It had record financial results this year. Now the CEO is on a campaign to save the country from its politicians. Here's how he blends capitalism and activism.
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
FORTUNE -- The president of the United States wasn't on the phone to talk about Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Back in September, two days before Barack Obama delivered his speech to Congress on jobs, he put MORENov 17, 2011 6:10 AM ET
True North Groups - a safe place for executives to work on self-awareness - can help build the types of leaders we so need.
By Bill George, contributor
FORTUNE -- In the past ten years there has been a dearth of corporate leadership -- as evidenced by the dot-com bust, the collapse of such companies as WorldCom and Enron, and the financial crisis. This period could be characterized as "leadership's lost MORENov 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Fortune sat down with Randy MacDonald, IBM's worldwide HR czar, to learn how the company trains global leaders.
Interview by Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- Q: What does it take to lead at IBM?
A: There's a maniacal focus on execution. If you say you're going to deliver, you're held accountable. Leaders also need to create an atmosphere of creativity and innovation, and I think we do that here. We find that MORENov 7, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Quit while you are quietly behind.
By Shelley DuBois, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- Jon Corzine, what were you thinking? It's going to be tough to salvage the good parts of a long, lucrative career in finance after the dust clears from this current mess, even in its rosiest of outcomes.
Friday, Corzine announced that after about a year holding the job, he is resigning his position as CEO of brokerage firm MF Global (MFGLQ). MORENov 4, 2011 4:03 PM ET
A recently published list of the 10 most troubled corporations highlights just how difficult it is to properly address rampant cronyism on many major companies' boards. By Elizabeth G. OlsonNov 2, 2011 12:23 PM ET
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