VIDEO: Leadership Lessons from Craig Donohue, Merc CEO

Here is a leadership knowledge nugget that I thought others would enjoy and learn from. As a change agent / retained executive search consultant / organizational performance consultant, I am always seeking great leadership stories that I can share with prospects, clients, co-workers, or anyone interested in learning what it takes to be a strong leader.

A lawyer by training, Craig Donohue rose through the ranks of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange [Merc] and was named CEO in 2004. The Merc has been a top performing stock ever since, increasing more than seven-fold since Mr. Donohue was named chief executive. And, all eyes are on the Merc lately, with its recent $8-billion acquisition of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Watch this short video to hear Mr. Donohue’s advice on:

  • Whom to hire
  • Succeeding as a young manager
  • Handling office politics
  • Managing on a global stage

Source: Crain’s Chicago Business

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Sandra Schwan

Sandra Schwan

Managing Partner at Evolving Strategies LLC
Sandra is the Managing Partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a consulting firm helping companies and people learn, adapt and perform. Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Strategic Organizational Change from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Previous employers include the Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International, and Accenture where Sandra was awarded mentor of the year.

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  1. Sandy, Thanks for this posting. It was very interesting to hear Craig Donohue’s views/

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