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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.

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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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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