THE corner

SEATTLE–There are few more ubiquitous brands in the U.S. and the  world than Starbucks, which has grown from one location opened in 1971 to more than 22,500 stores today. Here Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz shares thoughts on leadership and management as part of's The Corner.

SAN DIEGO–Making an improvement in your organization does not mean that your work is done; it just means it’s the first step in identifying the next steps toward improvement. That and other observations on leadership and management are offered here by Ted Bilke, president of Symitar, as part of’s The Corner.

Since being published, not all of companies featured in “Built to Last”  have lasted without some challenges. But the advice and lessons learned remain bedrocks of business practices. Below, Collins shares some of the insights gained from the book, which, among other things, dismissed five “myths” about building a successful organization.

SEATTLE–Jeff Bezos, the co-founder and CEO of, has released a list of eight business books he recommends for reading this summer (and likely purchased you know where).

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.–CEOs who retire from successful credit unions take both memories and institutional knowledge with them. To capture some of that knowledge,’s The Corner features Ron Burniske, who is retiring after a 31-year career in management at Chartway FCU, including as CEO, and who shares his thoughts, lessons learned, and other observations. 

HERNDON, Va.–Quick wins can seem wonderful, but they are also short-lived. That’s just one lesson learned during his career by Chris McDonald, president/CEO of the $2.8-billion Northwest FCU. Below Mr. McDonald shares his insights as part of’s The Corner.

CARROLTON, Texas–Mark Arnold is an popular speaker, brand expert and strategic planner. He is also president of On The Mark Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in branding and strategic planning. Arnold’s blog was recently recognized as one of the top 20 blogs in the country for financial marketing. Below, Arnold shares his thoughts as part of’s The Corner.

Do you have opponents in your organization? What’s your strategy for dealing with them? In this excerpt from the book “Leadership Without Easy Answers” by Ronald A. Heifetz, Heifetz joins with Marty Linsky, both members of the faculty at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, to discuss the issue.

In “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” author Patrick Lencioni examines all the issues that interfere with teamwork. Below is an excerpt from the book, featured here as part of’s The Corner series, which focuses on leadership and management.’s The Corner is dedicated to examining the leadership and management. This week we feature the writing of Gautam Mukunda, an assistant professor in the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School and author of the book “Indespensible: When Leaders Really Matter.”