• Why turnaround CEOs must race the clock

    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 DuBois

    Sep 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Why McDonald's wins in any economy

    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 MORE

    Aug 23, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Grading Jeff Immelt

    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 MORE

    Feb 10, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Why women don't reach the top

    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," MORE

    - Jul 22, 2010 12:37 PM ET
  • Hey, Mr. Geithner! Over here!

    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 MORE

    - Apr 3, 2009 11:08 AM ET
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