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Brian Cornell

Brian Cornell is the CEO of Target, He was on hand at the White House in March 2020 when President Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency, and Brian pledged that Target stores would remain open.

“In an environment like this, flexibility and adaptability and agility is critically important.”

— Brian Cornell
Featured in these episodes:
Brian Cornell, guest
August 11, 2022

The fallout from the pandemic is proving to be as challenging for business leaders to navigate as the pandemic’s onset. Target’s CEO Brian Cornell had to make difficult decisions in the second quarter of this year to manage an unexpected surplus of goods and home technology. He shares his most recent learnings, as well as lessons for handling skepticism, the need for agility, and why mental wellness is key to a successful team.

Brian Cornell, guest
April 20, 2020

Every day in a pandemic is different, and that’s true for people and for corporations. CEO Brian Cornell has promised Target will keep its doors open. To do that, Target is becoming “a good student,” he says.

Brian Cornell, cameo
January 7, 2021

This special episode of Masters of Scale is full of lessons learned from the often devastating, sometimes inspiring year of 2020. Some of our guests share stories about doing everything right – and still ending up in crisis. Others are about overcoming the odds with grit, heart, and compassion.