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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.

Consumer confidence records best eight months in past decade

Consumer confidence slipped a bit in July 2015, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Nonetheless, the data provide no indication of a break in the prevailing positive trend. The Sentiment Index has averaged 94.5 since December 2014, the highest eight-month average since 2004, according to U-M economist Richard Curtin, who directs the surveys. Conducted by the U-M ...

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CEO Positions of the Week – 8/3/15

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CEO | Mobile Technology | Los Angeles, CA Beaumont is representing a publicly-held client company based in the Los Angles area who has a need for a CEO in the prepaid/mobile wallet discipline. All funding is in place as is the staff. What is needed is someone with technical experience with software in business to consumer mobile banking, and someone who ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Teen Jobs

Fast food workers are clamoring for a higher minimum wage. But the CEO of one big restaurant chain worries that boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour could hurt teens looking for their first job. Sally Smith, the CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, told CNNMoney Wednesday that her company and other restaurants may not want to hire teens for ...

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Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

This author says that when he worked as a consultant, he was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. He and his team would work tirelessly to drive to the right answer to an organization’s problem.

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