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Archive: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Jeff Immelt, head of GE

Jeff Immelt told his employees if they were frightened by the economic crisis they should leave, but if they were energized by the thrill of re-inventing GE, they should stay.

By Marty Linsky | December 18, 2009; 5:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mulcahy-Burns transition

In adopting a co-leadership model, Ursula Burns and Anne Mulcahy showed a willingness to forgo ego in order to provide a strong foundation for Xerox during uncertain times.

By Marie Wilson | December 17, 2009; 2:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Define 'great CEO'

When baseball pitchers are rated for a Cy Young award, the voters all know the relevant measures of performance: won-lost and era records. However, there is no accepted criteria for rating CEOs.

By Michael Maccoby | December 16, 2009; 3:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

A bad year for leadership

Fear-mongering Republicans, a president who fires a CEO, and greedy bonus-seeking executives -- Let's hope we'll see better leadership in 2010.

By Yash Gupta | December 16, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

Jamie Dimon, CEO of J. P. Morgan Chase

As the invisible hand failed, steady hands became essential, and Dimon's were at the ready.

By Michael Useem | December 16, 2009; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Do-right employees

Let's celebrate the true heroes of the Great Downturn--the workers who, through the toughest of times, have hung tough on their core ethics and values.

By Barry Salzberg | December 15, 2009; 2:49 PM ET | Comments (1)

Mulally, turn-around driver

Mulally, being a team player, probably credits his colleagues for Ford's remarkable progress this year - but sometimes a single leader's vision and persistence can jump-start a turnaround.

By John R. Ryan | December 15, 2009; 1:36 PM ET | Comments (1)

#Leadership in 140 characters

Biz Stone and Evan Williams have created a communications revolution with Twitter.

By Coro Fellows | December 15, 2009; 5:59 AM ET | Comments (5)

Dan Vasella, Novartis CEO

Dan Vasella has transformed Novartis from primarily a pharmaceutical company into a global leader in health care.

By Bill George | December 15, 2009; 5:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

Pete Peterson, statesperson

Pete Peterson is a model business statesperson and our nation needs many more like him.

By David Walker | December 15, 2009; 5:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Alan Mulally, Ford CEO

One of the main reasons Alan Mulally chose to lead Ford is that he loves our country - and believes the success of this historically important company is vital to the welfare of our nation.

By Marshall Goldsmith | December 15, 2009; 5:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

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