CEO Interview Guide

  from Neff, Thomas J. and James M. Citrin, Lessons from the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders. (New York: Doubleday, 1999).  Leadership Questions What are the characteristics that make for a successful CEO today? Have these characteristics changed drastically in the last 10 or 20 years? In looking ahead, what skills and characteristics … Continue reading

A Prescription for Success in Business

from Neff, Thomas J. and James M. Citrin, Lessons from the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders. (New York: Doubleday, 1999). While the business leaders profiled here demonstrate as wide a range of personalities and styles as any cross section of the population, we did find, as we had hoped, a series of traits … Continue reading

Basic Principles of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation

This summary consists of both direct quotes and our summary of the Mondragón text. I. Open Admission. The cooperatives do not discriminate on the basis of religion, politics, ethnicity, or sex when it comes to becoming a member of the cooperative. II. Democratic Organization All authority is vested in the General Assembly, which consists of … Continue reading

Woolley’s Ten-Point Manifesto

A 10-point memorandum targeted at what Woolley calls giant funds, the custodians of social wealth, which he defines as sovereign funds, corporate and public pension funds and university foundations and endowments. Woolley’s thesis is that these giant funds have become unwittingly complicit in the creation of a vast unstable monster that the global financial system has … Continue reading

Leadership and Management Principles

from the Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence, which are meant to to “help organizations assess their improvement efforts, diagnose their overall performance management system, and identify their strengths and opportunities for improvement.” Maintain an effective mission statement – Vision, Mission, Purpose, and Values Identify the key stakeholders of your organization, those important groups that are … Continue reading