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Nat Turner, left gives a presentation to his Flatiron Health team.

The CEO of a $2 billion startup says there’s a fundamental reason this company is the most successful one he’s built

Flatiron Health CEO Nat Turner said that when you have a mission you believe in, it attracts better talent, investment, and results.
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said that the company's credo remains "a huge source of inspiration and aspiration for the company."

All executives at Johnson & Johnson are annually measured against a 75-year-old essay

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky explains that a 75-year-old "credo" is not a marketing tool but a way of life at the company.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman has been one of the most vocal proponents of turning away from short-termism.

Unilever’s CEO says that in 9 years, no investor has asked him the questions he’s waiting to hear

Unilever CEO Paul Polman said shareholders would be wise to take topics like sustainability and diversity in companies seriously.
Workday CIO Diana McKenzie, center, spoke Wednesday at Okta's Business at Work conference.

Workday, the HR platform, is sending its employees weekly surveys to weed out bad managers and catch bad office behavior

BI PRIME: Workday CIO Diana McKenzie said that the company started the survey as a way keep company culture in check.
It's harsh but necessary.

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Patty McCord, Netflix's former chief talent officer, says managers should build the best team possible — even if it means firing some staffers.
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman chats with Kleiner Perkins partner William "Bing" Gordon. Hoffman is regarded as one of the most well-connected people in tech.

LinkedIn’s billionaire founder Reid Hoffman says helping run PayPal taught him an unexpected lesson about networking

LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman said not enough people are taking advantage of "networking intelligence."
Strong leadership is harder than it sounds.

A former Google and Apple exec says there are 4 ways to lead a team — and 3 are ineffective

Kim Scott, author of "Radical Candor," explains that being a good boss is about caring personally and challenging directly.
The Wheel, how AWS helps run a big meeting.

Amazon spins a giant roulette wheel every week, and whoever’s group it lands on needs to do a presentation

Amazon Web Services spins this wheel to keep its managers on its toes, even at the largest meetings.
Big companies like GE and Citibank are emulating Silicon Valley startups (but more competent ones than the guys from the HBO show).

Companies like GE, Citibank, and Dropbox have borrowed a tool from startups to avoid getting boring and stuck

Companies like GE and Citi have implemented pseudo-venture capitalist boards to oversee ambitious projects, and they've been very successful.
In-N-Out's owner is a billionaire heiress who knows how to make employees happy.

The reclusive In-N-Out heiress opens up about how she made a fast-food chain one of America’s best places to work

Lynsi Snyder says she listens to her employees, trains managers with flexibility, and provide fun perks that keep associates happy.