William C. Cobb on Leading Through Adversity
This lecture features William C. Cobb, President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block, Inc. Cobb, who brought his experience in the retail, digital and consumer-brand space to drive success throughout the company by focusing the organization on its core expertise – tax preparation. In addition, he has elevated the company’s Emerald Card from a simple, once-a-year gift card to a leading general purpose reloadable debit card in the market with fewer and lower fees than its competitors; driven growth outpacing its competitors in the do-it-yourself online market category; and increased net income from continuing operations by 18 percent and earnings per share 33 percent from FY11 to FY13. In this talk, Cobb discusses real world-examples of companies that dealt with certain challenges, and how you can lead your team to overcome adversity.
Corporate leaders and senior executives choose current business issues to discuss during the fall series. The series is sponsored by the Eugene Clark Distinguished Lecture Series endowment.Learn More
October 28, 2016