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Which GOP Candidates Would Send CEOs Over to Obama’s Side?

In December, for the first time since September, CEOs favored a candidate other than Mitt Romney for the Republican party nominee: Newt Gingrich. But some consider Gingrich more polarizing than Romney (and this week, Gingrich’s campaign has cooled). A larger percentage of CEOs would rather vote for President Obama than Gingrich if that is how the ballot looks in November. If Romney is the Republican nomination, on the other hand, more CEOs would vote for him than the incumbent President. Where do the rest of the nominees stand?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center December 27 2011

Where Do You Draw the Line Between a CEO’s Corporate and Personal Life?

When CEOs need to blow off steam, many turn to extreme hobbies like racing yachts, flying planes or even space travel. But since these activities are dangerous (and can be fatal) should corporate boards be allowed to regulate a CEO’s extracurricular activities? Where do you draw the line between a CEO’s corporate life and his personal life?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Life March 22 2012

When Is it Time to Go?

Company leaders who overstay their welcome ultimately hurt their organization’s performance new research suggests. In addition, management expert Ram Charan argues in his latest book, “Boards that Lead,”that CEO tenure is dropping in part because of boards are no longer reluctant to pull the trigger, but also due to the fact that more and more CEOs are unable to navigate a necessary change of course.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy January 26 2014

When Green Investments Turn Red

The Department of Energy (DOE) has provided almost $35 billion in loans, loan guarantees and conditional commitments to renewable-energy companies. About 35 percent of that is for solar-generating projects, which benefit from falling panel prices, compared with less than 4 percent for solar manufacturers. What has happened to these "investments"?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter October 25 2012

When CEOs Speak Bluntly

Lately news reports of CEOs speaking plainly or using “salty” language have become more common. Is this really all that new, or are some ears more sensitive than others?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 27 2013

What’s Behind Recent Proxy Proposals: 5 Key Findings

In 2012, labor unions and associated organizers under the “Occupy” umbrella have been especially active in challenging executives’ pay, according to a recent report by James R. Copland, director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy. The Institute’s report is featured in ProxyMonitor.org, a publicly available resource containing searchable and sortable information on public company shareholder proposals.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance September 19 2012

What You Can Learn From Dow Chemical’s CEO

Andrew Liveris became CEO of Dow Chemical in 2004 and, over the past 8 years, he has transformed the 115 year old Dow from a commodity petrochemical and plastics company into a branded, science based company. This past year, Dow had record sales of $60 billion and a 19% increase in earnings per share (29% increase excluding certain items). Here are a few lessons that other CEOs can learn from Liveris:

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy September 13 2012

What You Are Not Hearing About Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Detroit ‘s bankruptcy is a warning that no city is too big to fail. Cities that fail have knock-on effects that impact business. Detroit is about $18 billion in debt, and will only be able to pay out a fraction of what it owes. Some media reports hint that it’s problems may lead to some form of federal bailout. But is this really likely? What are the likely impacts on business in the region?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business July 26 2013

What Went Wrong at HP?

Since HP ousted Leo Apotheker in exchange for Meg Whitman last week, there has been lots of coverage on what [...]

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter September 29 2011

What to Do About Swelling U.S. Cash Piles

U.S. non-financial companies held a record $1.45 trillion in cash at the end of 2012, up 10 percent from the previous year, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Apple and a handful of other tech firms have raised the overall liquidity of public companies. The richest industries are technology, healthcare and pharmaceutical, energy and consumer products, according to Moody’s.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 27 2013

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