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Mozilla’s Eich, and the Role of Personal Beliefs in Corporate Transparency

Complete transparency can be challenging for companies of all sizes and sectors, but is a goal that should be strived for. As the resignation of Mozilla’s CEO Brendan Eich shows, the subject has never been more topical than it is today.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership , Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness April 11 2014

6 Tips for Improving a CEO’s Reputation Among Employees During a Crisis

CEOs often have to make tough decisions involving mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, salary freezes and more. Certain events, even when they are the best decision for the long-term health of the company, can generate widespread fallout, including damaging the reputation of the CEO. Communications consultants David Johnson and Don Middleberg offer tips to help CEOs handle negative reputational issues.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership , Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness April 11 2014

Mobility Payoff Slow in Coming, but CEO Involvement Critical

Few doubt that mobility will drive future operational efficiencies and new revenues across nearly every business sector. But to date, only a small group of early adopters are seeing a return on their investment. Despite slow payback, however, CEOs should be accelerating their mobile efforts, given the potential benefits.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mobile , Technology April 11 2014

How to Restore Trust When Goals Aren’t Met

In light of the news that the U.S. Federal Reserve has rejected Citicorp’s request to increase dividends and buy back stock, CEO Mike Corbat is now in a difficult position. He not only has to find another way to turn the company around, he will also have to regain the trust of all stakeholders. And the latter, some experts say, is as critical as the former.

ChiefExecutive.net Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness April 11 2014

CEO Confidence Index Drops 1.8% in April

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX, APRIL 2014: Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, fell 1.8% in April, landing at 6.09 out of a possible 10.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index April 10 2014

CEO Confidence Index Jumps 5.4%: Highest in Three Years

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX, MARCH 2014: Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, jumped more than 5% in March, landing at 6.2 out of a possible 10.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index April 9 2014

Lessons for CEOs from Mary Barra’s Ordeal

General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s faced the firing squad during her two days of Congressional testimony last week on the ignition-switch recall fiasco. Now she has to figure out how to pivot to the future – by fixing the culture. It’s all about transparency and authenticity.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy April 6 2014

Inexpensive natural gas will boost manufacturing growth in the U.S.

A new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors details the impact the energy sector has had on manufacturing in the nation’s metropolitan areas since 2010, and shows how the new availability of inexpensive natural gas has ignited manufacturing industries and chemicals. Manufacturing CEOs are at the sharp end of the spear in reviving the country’s economic fortune.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Operations April 1 2014

Food Makers Explore Crowdsourcing Through Social Media

Is crowdsourcing the new front line for demand-driven manufacturing? Foodmanufacturing.com editor Holly Henschen reports that food processors are trying to use social media to identify new product formulations and hopefully boost new customers and advertisers.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Marketing & Sales April 1 2014

Could a ‘Breathing’ Battery Power the Next Generation of Electric Cars?

Battery technology is at the heart of the future of electric vehicles because range is still a limiting factor. Michael Bernstein of the American Chemical Society reports on recent research on the latest advances that could render not only a significant boost for electric vehicles, but other sectors that benefit from extended battery life.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Operations , Technology April 1 2014

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