Henry Singleton: A Pioneer of Corporate Strategic Leadership and Value Creation

Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 29-37, 2010

Posted: 19 Oct 2010

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Joseph Calandro, Jr.

Fordham University - Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis

Date Written: October 18, 2010

Abstract

Purpose – This paper profiles the leadership and Financial Strategy principles of Dr. Henry E. Singleton, the late founder of Teledyne Corporation.

Design/methodology/approach – The main sources of this paper are a private study prepared by Leon G. Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, Inc., who knew Dr. Singleton and who was a long-term Teledyne investor, as well as a 2007 book that was published by Teledyne's former president.

Findings – The leadership and financial strategy principles of Henry Singleton have broad applicability to executives across industries and to researchers across disciplines including strategy, finance, management, and entrepreneurship.

Research limitations/implications – Singleton's principles, especially in the area of Financial Strategy, could be used by executives in the challenging times that likely lay ahead, and could serve as the basis for applied-based research, most particularly case studies, on entrepreneurship, growth by acquisition, capital allocation, stock buybacks, and spin-offs.

Originality/value – Long-time associates of Singleton believe this is the first academic analysis of his leadership and financial strategy principles.

Keywords: Corporate Strategy, Financial Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: L20, L21, M13, M21

Suggested Citation

Calandro, Jr., Joseph, Henry Singleton: A Pioneer of Corporate Strategic Leadership and Value Creation (October 18, 2010). Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 29-37, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1693971

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