Under: Brittany Carter
Chief Executive Group Acquires Corporate Board Member Magazine
Brittany Carter's ascendancy to president of Columbia Books & Information Services (CBIS)—announced earlier this month—probably took its biggest step late last year. At that time, she became the driving force behind a decision to restructure the company after some acquisitions. Ten new staff teams were created based on the industries they represented.
Columbia Books & Information Services began as a directory publisher, then moved into databases, and then started acquiring several companies in distress. They went from a successful, small-staffed, two-industry company to a very successful,30-staff, 10-industry one.
"There is no one silver bullet as to what leadership will look like," said Jared Weiner, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Future Hunters, a leading futurist consulting firm. He gave three key characteristics for leadership: