Robert Reiss Monday Blog: A few years ago I had a conversation with A.G. Lafley the then CEO of Proctor & Gamble where he talked about the relationship between vision and strategy.
A.G. shared, “The dreams that never come true strategy where a CEO gets caught up in high level aspirations and mission statements that never get translated into concrete where to play and how to [...]
I recently interviewed Dan Hesse about the transformational impact “creative destruction” has had on the telecommunications industry over the past four decades. He emphasized the imperative of [...]
I just interviewed Scott McNealy. As a co-founder and was one of the rare Silicon Valley CEOs who did not have a tech background, he helped navigate SunMicrosystems to become an industry leader [...]
When I interviewed Bob Forrester, CEO, Newman’s Own a short while back he shared Paul Newman’s thoughts about founding Newman’s Own, “if you ask Paul about his vision, he would say, [...]
On Friday I interviewed Dan Sullivan, CEO of Collette, America’s oldest tourism company. I found out Collette was donating an incredible 21% of net profit to charity. When I asked Dan to explain [...]
Robert Reiss Blog: Steve Odland, former CEO of Office Depot and AutoZone, shares the keys to Sustaining Capitalism …
Last week I interviewed Steve Odland, former CEO of both Office Depot and of AutoZone, current CEO of the Committee for Economic Development. Steve said, “American is at a crossroads of decline [...]
Robert Reiss Blog: The analogy John Mackey Founding CEO Whole Foods told me about the relationship between profits and purpose ….
I personally am so impressed with the Millennial generation because it’s the first generation I’ve seen to really integrate purpose and profit. I’m reminded of a conversation I had with John [...]
Robert Reiss blog: A lesson in great salesmanship from former Apple CEO, John Sculley … How to sell to Sam Walton
I few months ago I asked John Sculley about his advice on selling. He told me the story of when at 29 years old as Pepsi President he tried to sell to Sam Walton to get Pepsi into Walmart. [...]
Robert Reiss blog: How Bill Marriott’s leadership advice can center you on what’s really important in your business …
As business becomes more complex, it’s sometimes best to step back and apply the fundamentals. Bill Marriott, built from zero to over 3,800 properties, and will tell you the answer to a great [...]