Stryker Chairman Emeritus John Brown recently shared his leadership lessons with Investor’s Business Daily, a national business and finance publication. Within the Leaders & Success column, John highlights how he overcame initial challenges to become Stryker’s chairman and CEO, leading our company through unprecedented growth.
John’s keys to leadership success – setting big goals for consistent excellence, investing in innovation and hiring the best employees and trusting them to lead, among others – help him rank among the best CEOs of all time, according to analysis cited by the publication.
John became chairman emeritus in January 2010. He previously served as president of Stryker from 1977 to 2003. He was chief executive officer from 1977 to 2004 and director from 1977 to 2009. He was chairman of the board from 1981 to 2009.