The Top Managers Of 1996

Running a company is never easy, but 1996 presented execs with a tougher-than-usual set of hurdles

SENIOR MANAGERS worth their stock options know how important it is to articulate a consistent corporate vision that the troops can rally around, right? Not quite. The idea of an explicit vision may have joined cost-cutting and reengineering as hallowed truths of the business gospel, but the road to management greatness in 1996 required a far different attribute: flexibility.

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