Efficiency and productivity are strategic imperatives in every corner of industry -- from energy consumption to business processes and everything in between. How any and everything connects to the bottom line is fair game for scrutiny...or is it?
What about the effects of executive leadership style and resulting corporate culture? Do certain leadership styles have a competitive edge? Could "CEO as brand" actually kill a company? Which Silicon Valley companies are best positioned for success, and which could be at a disadvantage?
Join the Churchill Club for an insightful and spirited discussion about the psychology of executive leadership style and corporate culture, and their effects on business performance.
Bill Campbell is Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Intuit and has been on Apple's board since 1997. He is known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach" for his legendary counsel to organizations such as Apple, Google, and Kleiner Perkins.
Campbell also worked as VP of Marketing at Apple, CEO at Claris and GO Corporation, and head coach of Columbia's football team.
Gordon Davidson is a Partner in the Corporate Group and Chairman of Fenwick & West LLP. He advises high technology companies, including networking, computer software and electronics companies, as well as clean technology and life sciences companies.
He is one of three leading lawyers in Silicon Valley, named on Forbes Magazine's Midas List as one of the top 100 venture capital deal makers in every year the list has been published.
Daniel Denison is Professor of Management and Organization at IMD, a leading business school in Lausanne, Switzerland rated #1 in the world in 2008 by the Economist for its MBA.
He is also CEO of Denison consulting. Denison's decades-long studies of organizational culture and business performance are used by thousands of people around the world.
Kavin Stewart is co-founder and CEO of LOLapps, a 2008 startup developing tools for users to create, personalize and share customized applications on social networks.
Now profitable and hiring, Stewart attributes part of the company's success to its corporate culture, created deliberately for a new generation of employees.
Rebecca Turner is Professor of Organizational Psychology, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University.
She is also owner of Turner Consulting Group and Chair of the Division of Industrial/Organizational Psychology for the California Psychological Association.