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It sometimes seems like everything these days is political. During this week, election week, perhaps it should be. But in a deeply divided (and pretty evenly by the looks of it) country, how smart it is for corporate leaders to wade into the political morass or the cultural wars that accompany politics? Over the past few years, there have been increasing calls for CEOs and other corporate leaders to take public positions on hot-button political and social issues of the day. The argument in favor of activism is two-fold. First, that executives lead not just companies, but rather “social enterprises” that demand a degree of activism on cultural and political fronts. Second, a CEO’s hi... Full story

9 November