Can having two CEOs work better than having one?


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Michigan’s Alison Davis-Blake on the Ross school and women on boards
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Theodore Levitt’s intellect was both sharp and inspirational
– John Quelch, Ceibs
Should a company’s employees have a say in who manages them?
– Simon Caulkin

Is it wise to inform staff of future ownership plans?

Richer Sounds founder says he will put the UK retail chain into a trust on his death

Should you look beyond tried and tested talent pools?

Disney is casting the net wide for lead roles in the new ‘Star Wars’ film

Will Starbucks’ push into tea hurt its coffee shops?

The Teavana bar’s opening raises questions about how to avoid competing with the original business

Should you relax rules with celebrities?

Madonna was banned from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema after she was caught texting during a screening

Should you antagonise a consumer group?

Guido Barilla says his Italian pasta group’s advertising will feature only the ‘classic family’

Where do you draw the line on client entertaining?

Japan’s watchdog is examining the expenses of staff members at Deutsche Bank in Tokyo

Is it disloyal to be ambitious in public?

Renault’s chief operating officer said he was looking to become CEO at another carmaker

Can bosses force their opinions on workers?

Sir Paul McCartney is reported to have supplied the crew and stagehands with vegetarian-only fare

How do you best preserve a legacy?

Publicis maintains the office of its founder in the exact state as when he died in 1996

Is it right to shame an employee who breaks the rules?

Russells names the partner responsible for JK Rowling’s unmasking as ‘Robert Galbraith’

Can curbs on email tackle inefficiency?

Ferrari clamps down on the use of group emails to encourage staff to talk to each other

Is WiFi on a flight a good idea

Plan to relax the ban has raised questions about employees staying switched on

Should staff shout to be heard by a boss?

CDI chief Paulett Eberhart wants employees to pound their ‘fists on the table’ to get her attention

When do you pull the plug on a project?

BBC says it will shut down digital media initiative and write off almost £100m to save money