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Why is Confidence in Certain CEOs So Fragile?

The shares of P&G are clearly reflecting a crisis of confidence. The Cincinnati consumer products giant has been criticized for being too late getting into emerging markets and allowing its costs to get out of control. CEO Briefing Newsletter July 19 2012

Why Home Depot and Other Retailers Reject Its Trade Group’s Push for “Sustainability”

Frank Blake, CEO of Home Depot assured shareholders that the Atlanta-based DIY giant would not pursue so-called green initiatives that may harm customers or the company’s bottom line if the costs of being “sustainable” needlessly raise prices. Last Spring Sear’s Eddie Lampert indicated that his business would resist attempts to impose attempts to add private regulations that would burden the retailers cost structure. Why is the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), an industry trade group, pushing mandates at the expense of consumers that will only punish its members with diminished sales? CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy October 14 2013

Why H-P is a Poster Child for Dysfunctional Governance and Silicon Valley Incestuousness

Ray Lane will step down as chairman of Hewlett-Packard after a rocky two-and-a-half-year tenure. The surprise move is in addition to the surprise resignations of two other board directors, John Hammergren, CEO of McKesson, and G. Kennedy Thompson, former CEO of Wachovia, who nearly lost their seats at the March annual meeting. CEO Briefing Newsletter April 9 2013

Why Going Private Is the New Black

Tech leader Tom Lounibus thinks it’s no accident that more and more tech companies are going private. But why would this trend also affect non-tech companies? CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy September 27 2013

Why CEOs Are More Vulnerable

From board clashes to activist investors more leaders find themselves besieged and many find it necessary to yield to insurgent demands—or be deposed. Some like H.J. Heinz’s Bill Johnson find a middle path. CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance October 25 2012

Why CEO Tenure Varies: Are You at Risk

Although the length of CEO tenure varies (based on many different circumstances), it seems that there may actually be a [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter June 3 2011

Why Can’t Some CEOs Keep Their Trousers Zipped?

Brian Dunn, the former CEO of Best Buy, has now joined the ignominous ranks of CEOs who’ve allegedly had public affairs with employees and lost their jobs. What causes some CEOs to start to believe the rules don’t apply to them? And is it really the affairs that get them fired? CEO Briefing Newsletter April 20 2012

Why are CEOs turning down offers to join the Obama Administration?

Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive magazine, discusses why the administration is having issues replacing Larry Summers with Fox Business Channel’s Neil Cavuto. October 25 2010

Why Are American Managers the Best in the World?

A study by professors at Harvard Business School, Stanford, and the London School of Economics has deemed American business managers the best in the world. According to the study, the United States owes its win to ruthlessness and flexible labor markets. The details paint an interesting picture of the highs and lows of global business including the fact that some European countries rank similarly to developing countries when it comes to management. CEO Briefing Newsletter July 6 2011

Who won the race to become Most Valuable CEO of 2011? November 16 2011

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