In the spirit of the season, here’s a suggestion for every CEO in the land from Forbes.com contributor Geoff Loftus — be more like Santa Claus.
“Think about it for a minute: Has any CEO ever delivered better for longer than Santa? Had a more satisfied customer base? Had a more motivated workforce? Had a more famous, iconic world headquarters? Been more synonymous with his brand?,” Loftus writes.
Would your business be better off if you were more like Santa? Would your shareholders be happier?
FedEx CEO Fred Smith has an interesting opinion piece in Fortune today calling on Congress to quit stalling and pass a bill promoting electric vehicles.
“I am not someone who tends to advocate increased government involvement in the private sector. But there is no free market for oil. This is not a market issue — it is a national security issue,” Smith writes.
With oil pushing $100 a barrel and gasoline prices up substantially from a year ago, now would be a good time for Congress to take this issue seriously.
There’s always hope, but I won’t hold my breath. Congress isn’t exactly known for being reasonable.