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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.

The 10 Most Common Behaviors of Rude Bosses

Across the globe, over half of employees don’t feel respected by their managers. And that lack of respect can have serious ramifications for workers’ performance: Those that do get respect report 92% greater focus and prioritization. That’s according to research by Christine Porath, Ph.D., a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. In a recent New York Times article, ...

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Netflix’s CEO Reveals How He Got Ahead in Life

Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix, took his company from a mom-and-pop DVD operation to a $40-billion global media behemoth that is now squaring off with companies like Comcast and Time Warner. In a new video, Hastings discussed what it was like to build the company — learning to manage people by observing chess pieces, and his first ...

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AstraZeneca Loses Second Top Executive as Vectura Gets New CEO

AstraZeneca has lost a second senior executive in a fortnight with the departure of its respiratory and inflammatory medicines head James Ward-Lilley to become chief executive of lung drug specialist Vectura. His departure follows the exit earlier this month of Briggs Morrison, AstraZeneca’s former chief medical officer and head of late-stage drug development, who moved on to become CEO of ...

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Top Job For Boeing’s Hyper-Competitive New CEO: Shoring Up Defense Business

The appointment Tuesday of Dennis A. Muilenburg as the 10th chief executive in Boeing's 99-year history will not come as a big surprise to insiders, but he will set a different tone for the world’s biggest aerospace company. For starters, he has spent almost all of his three decades at the company on the defense side of an enterprise that historically has generated the lion’s share of its revenues from commercial transports.

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