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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.

How to Make Innovation Systemic

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The following ideas were shared by approximately 30 participants in the “How to Make Innovation Systemic” breakout session at the Smart Manufacturing Summit on April 30, 2015 in Indianapolis. General notes were taken and transformed into more “readable” sentences. As such, not all of these comments are “exact quotations”.

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CEO Exit Schedules: A Season to Stay, a Season to Go

Cisco CEO John Chambers announced on Monday that he would step down in July after a full 20 years at the helm. While in office, he took revenues at the company from $1.2 billion to over $47 billion with a total shareholder return of 1632%, or 15% on an annualized basis. Nonetheless, his exit has triggered widespread discussion over the appropriate length of a CEO’s term.

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