L. Todd Thomas

About the Author

L. Todd Thomas is an associate professor of leadership at the DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University in Midland, Mich. He writes on his website, Leadership Matters Now . Contact him at thomasl@northwood.edu.

CEOs Resolve to Make 2012 a Fruitful Year. What Have YOU Resolved?

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“My resolution is to add to the infrastructure of my company.” “Change behavior, not people. Change process, not standards. Change results, not goals.” “Drive more client intimacy.” “Spend more time in the office with my staff working on the culture, the next steps, and the strategic plan for getting there.” “Continue searching for…

The HP Shuffle: Is Meg Whitman the Management Cure the Company Needs?


Last week, Hewlett-Packard announced that former eBay chief executive and one-time California gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman has been appointed CEO of the largest U.S. tech company. Whitman replaces former CEO Leo Apotheker at the struggling firm. Many were quick to scoff at this appointment, saying Whitman, who joined HP’s board in January, will…