In a sudden shakeup, Bob McDonald is out as CEO, and former CEO AG Lafley is in. Bill Ackman says he's pleased.
By Jennifer Reingold
FORTUNE -- "I'm going to prove you wrong." That's what Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald said to me on April 29th, when we crossed paths at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel. It was an awkward moment: Just over two months earlier, I had MOREMay 24, 2013 7:17 AM ET
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A court decision granting former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski a new parole hearing is a good sign that the inmate is nearing the end of his term earlier than his 8 to 25-year sentence.
By David A. Kaplan
FORTUNE -- Don't expect Dennis Kozlowski to be back running some big company or living the high life that got him into trouble in the first place. But the former Tyco (TYC) CEO MOREFeb 8, 2013 9:20 AM ET
Procter & Gamble says it's emerging from a rough patch. Will that be enough to save Bob McDonald's job?
By Jennifer Reingold with Doris Burke
FORTUNE -- Earnings calls aren't known for providing catharsis. Indeed, you wouldn't have detected elation in the nasal, Midwestern tones of Procter & Gamble's embattled CEO, Bob McDonald, as he answered questions after the ritual presentation of the quarterly numbers on Jan. 25.
Still, you couldn't escape MOREFeb 8, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Some investors are challenging the notion that CEOs of startups need replacing by professional managers.
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer
FORTUNE -- The paradox faced by the CEO of any startup is that if he makes the business succeed, he will probably be fired. Conventional wisdom holds that once a business begins to grow, a founder ought to be replaced by a professional manager -- someone who has had experience building MOREFeb 7, 2013 7:00 AM ET
He's pals with Obama, he can outcharm a Kennedy, and he's networked to the hilt. So how come you don't know health care CEO Lloyd Dean?
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
FORTUNE -- It's pretty hard to upstage Ted Kennedy, who could hold forth over an audience like few others. But that's the talent of Lloyd Dean, a top chief executive in health care. Some years before Kennedy died in 2009, MOREJan 9, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts applies the Apple model to his business empire: Keep it simple, and reinvent constantly.
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- America's biggest media company isn't what you think. Comcast (CMCSA) takes in more revenue and commands a higher market value than Disney (DIS), News Corp. (NWSA), Time Warner (TWX), or any other competitor. Even CEO Brian Roberts marvels at how the company has risen. Founded by MOREDec 13, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica, still manages to fit exercise into a hectic work schedule.
By Alex Konrad, reporter
FORTUNE -- As CEO of a global athletic brand (new stores just opened in London and Hong Kong), Christine Day travels two weeks out of five -- all while keeping up a fitness regimen befitting the company she leads. Whenever she visits a store, she has Lululemon (LULU) employees who run in-store classes MOREDec 4, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak has made Wall Street happy by creating good old-fashioned value for his products.
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- It's a ticklish task: arriving as an outsider CEO at a great organization that's underperforming. That's the job Omar Ishrak faced in June 2011 when he left General Electric's health care business, which he ran, to succeed William Hawkins as chief of Medtronic, the world's largest medical MORENov 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
A survey of CEO departures from 100 public companies locates the C-suite sweet spot.
By Nicolas Rapp
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