Executives who take on the challenge of devising a corporate turnaround must face increasingly tighter deadlines to show results. But how much time should a comeback actually take? By Shelley DuBoisSep 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Thanks to Jim Skinner's no-nonsense leadership, the global restaurant juggernaut is doing better than ever.
By Beth Kowitt, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- Jim Skinner, CEO of McDonald's, is inspecting the kitchen of one of his restaurants in Oak Brook, Ill., with the rigor many of his peers might reserve for financial reports. He examines the food-preparation area as he explains, in great detail, the "review of the hash browns" that McDonald's initiated a MOREAug 23, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The GE chief executive has been at the helm for almost a decade now. How has Obama's job-council czar done?
When the business world woke up on Jan. 21 and heard about the White House's overnight announcement -- that General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt would become chief of the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness -- the buzz quickly focused on just one question: Was he leaving GE? Was the long-standing speculation MOREFeb 10, 2011 5:00 AM ET
by Patricia Sellers
New York Times columnist Nick Kristof once said that if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Brothers & Sisters, the world might not have ended up in the soup it's in.
That's a good line. And champions of gender diversity flog it far and wide now that the topic of women and power is hotter than ever. That's because, as Kristof notes in today's op-ed, "Don't Write Men Off Just Yet," MOREPatricia Sellers - Jul 22, 2010 12:37 PM ET
On April 1, Tim Geithner, speaking from the big G20 love fest, told Katie Couric that he would certainly consider replacing the CEOs of any bailed-out entity that the administration felt wasn't performing up to snuff. I don't think there's anybody out there who doesn't think that's a good idea. You take the money. You do the job. If you don't, so long Charley, right? Right.
This will undoubtedly leave a MOREBing - Apr 3, 2009 11:08 AM ET
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