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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

How Walmart’s and Target’s CEOs Have Built Momentum in One Year

Change doesn’t come easy—particularly when you’re trying to move the needle at a company that rakes in hundreds of billions in annual sales. Still, when new CEOs took over at two of the country’s largest retailers within a three-day time span last year, experts knew major changes were in store for the industry. As Greg Foran and Brian Cornell mark ...

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Accenture CEO Eliminates Performance Reviews

As of September, one of the largest companies in the world will do all of its employees and managers an enormous favor: It will get rid of the annual performance review. Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme told The Washington Post that the professional services firm, which employs hundreds of thousands of workers in cities around the globe, has been quietly preparing ...

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4 Questions Every Leader Should Be Able to Answer

There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of that moment when you’re first awarded an important leadership role. Having “finally arrived” you imagine yourself as the rock star taking center stage at a roaring stadium of adoring fans. You can almost hear the ear shattering cheers of the crowd as they clamor to get closer, iPhones in hand, ready ...

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Some Offshored Manufacturing Jobs Return to the U.S.

Four years after moving manufacturing to India in 2008, Cambridge robotics maker Energid Technologies Corp. brought production and a handful of jobs back to Massachusetts, squeezed by rising tariffs on parts imported to its Bangalore factory and frustrated by the unpredictable Indian bureaucracy and difficulties shipping its industrial robots to US markets. Today, with robotics sales climbing, the company plans ...

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Six Lessons on Leadership From Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is a man I’ve admired as long as I remember. His books sit atop my bookshelves, their pages underlined with insights on taking risks, handling failure and living bravely. So when given the opportunity to spend a week with him on his private Caribbean island of Necker, I was curious as to what else I could learn from the ...

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