Strategy

The pandemic created thousands of business survival stories, but none more improbable—and riveting—than that of AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest theater chain. At our recent Strategic CFO Forum, Adam Aron, chairman and CEO of AMC Entertainment, took us the behind-the-scenes on how he and his CFO Sean Goodman kept the firm out of bankruptcy—and why—and
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The pandemic created thousands of business survival stories, but none more improbable—and riveting—than that of AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest theater chain. At our recent Strategic CFO Forum, Adam Aron, chairman and CEO of AMC Entertainment, took us the behind-the-scenes on how he and his CFO Sean Goodman kept the firm out of bankruptcy—and why—and
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The reduction of greenhouse gases has become a critical target for businesses around the world, and the way forward is through assessment, measurement and the transformation of operations. Many organizations have set aggressive net-zero goals in recent months, some shooting to cut their emissions 50% by 2030 and some going for net-zero by 2040 or
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Productive dialogue is the ability for leadership teams to challenge, debate and discuss their most important issues in a manner that progresses the issues and leaves minimal relational scars. Fostering productive dialogue is a rare practice in most organizations because it requires hard work and commitment on the part of each leadership team member and
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In this period of record M&A values and volumes and ample capital, board members at public companies and private equity firms may feel pressured to greenlight acquisitions, despite accelerated (and shallow) due diligence into the target company’s strategic fit. Public companies are awash in capital from record stock prices, and there’s enough dry powder for
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What’s with the rising tide of surprise third-party online introductions? Most CEOs are very social, friendly people interested in hearing from genuine friends and wide-ranging constituents. As achievement-oriented people, they’re eager to learn how they’re doing and how they can learn to do better. But there are limits.  Frequently, I hear from CEOs complaining about
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Editor’s Note: Prof. Medvec will be one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming CEO Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Nov. 4 & 5. Please join us.  Leaving yourself room to concede is a great way to alleviate your fear in negotiating. The very act of conceding makes you look flexible and cooperative, and it increases
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Bill Gates famously said, “How you gather and manage information will determine whether you win or lose.” He was right. Periods of rapid change demand rapid, intelligent decision-making. That is only possible if an organization can gather and share all pertinent information. The easiest way to do that is to make information-sharing uninhibited, which means
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