Leadership Lyceum

Leadership Lyceum: A CEO's Virtual Mentor

This podcast series focuses on corporate and industry strategy and trends from the direct vantage point of key industry leaders. Subscribe to the podcast at Apple iTunes. Several interviews are available here: See Podcasts

Calendar of Events

Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017
| Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2017 to May 05, 2017
| Orlando, FL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
| Orlando, FL


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Mergers & Acquisitions

Perpetuating the California Dream

Leadership Lyceum Podcast: A conversation with Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro

Pedro Pizarro, with Tom Linquist

Edison International is the publicly traded holding company for Southern California Edison, the regulated utility, and a small array of non-regulated investments, plus Edison Energy. At $11.5 billion in annual revenue, and serving 15 million customers, the company is one of the largest utilities in the country.

Reflections from The Room Where It Happened

Leadership Lyceum Podcast Summary

Tom Linquist

Conversation on M&A: Former CEOs of PHI and NiSource/CPG, Joe Rigby and Bob Skaggs, and Director Les Silverman.

Bob Flexon: Leadership Lyceum Podcast Summary

Five-Year Anniversary Conversation with Dynegy CEO Bob Flexon

Bob Flexon, with Tom Linquist

Dynegy's CEO takes stock at his fifth anniversary with the company. Read excerpts of his interview here, then download the podcast for the entire conversation with Tom Linquist, the widely-recognized expert in executive assessment and leadership development.

PUF Top 20 Financial Performers

PSEG, NextEra, Wisconsin Energy, OGE Energy, Pinnacle West, IDACORP, etc.

Steve Mitnick

The PUF Top 20 Financial Performers were selected through a four-year average ranking of profit margin, dividend yield, free cash flow, return on equity, return on assets, and sustainable growth.

Don't Cry for Utility Shareholders, America

Maybe Steve Huntoon Was Right

Leonard Hyman and William Tilles

We decided to check out the numbers. Utilities earned more than the cost of capital in most years. Utility investors earned an average market return, while taking a lower than average risk.

Getting Ready for Competition in Japan

Lessons from Abroad

Sean Gammons, Glenn George, Robert Southern, and Willis Geffert

A comprehensive analysis of Japanese investments in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., and Australia. From a team expert in the fast-changing electric industry in Japan.

Tom Fanning: Leadership Lyceum Podcast Summary

Conversation with a Prime Mover: Tom Fanning, Chairman and CEO of Southern Company

Tom Fanning, with Tom Linquist

A summary of Tom Linquist's conversation with Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, on strategy and investment. Full podcast available.

Top 20, and Why Financial Strength Matters

The Return for Customers of the Return for Shareholders

Steve Mitnick

The Top 20 ranking is limited to investor-owned electric utilities and combination electric and gas utilities with 2015 revenues of at least $1 billion.

Energy People: Bob Catell

We talked with Bob Catell, former deputy chairman of National Grid plc.

Bob Catell, with Steve Mitnick

Bob Catell was formerly chairman and CEO of KeySpan Corporation, the former Brooklyn Union Gas. He’s presently chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University, and of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium.

Lessons for Tomorrow's Deals

Many Deals Completed, What Have We Learned?

Tom Flaherty

Almost half of the last 20 non-financial buyer transactions have been companies more than 500 miles away from one another. The value of scale lies in enhanced flexibility rather than size for its own sake. Finishing the job of integration is fundamental to success.