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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.

Five Tips for Better CEO Communication

Kelly Riggs has distilled three decades of experience—as an entrepreneur, business owner and salesman—into a book, ”1-on-1 Management: What Every Great Manager Knows That You Don’t,” published by Brown Books. A main theme is that great management is great communication. As he puts it: “The primary role of the manager is to communicate.”

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CEO Linda Alvarado Is Spotlighted By Brawny Campaign

Linda Alvarado started and built her own construction company into a major player in Denver. And on International Women’s Day, the founder and CEO of Alvarado Construction Inc. is being honored as one of four strong women in male-dominated fields by the Brawny brand.

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Rhonda R. Mims Named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

Rhonda R. Mims, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Paul Hastings, LLP, has become Chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent national organization comprised of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies. The focus of the organization is the development of a pipeline of global black executives for C-Suites, corporate boards and global enterprises. Her term as chair extends through December 31, 2016.

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Bill Gates Goes Against Tim Cook, Sides with the FBI

This is a situation that has business leaders holding their breath to see where the chips will fall. If Tim Cook loses his battle with the FBI, that could have significant ramifications for the rest of the tech industry.

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Firms With Younger CEOs Are More Valuable, Data Shows

In October 2000, Jack Welch announced the biggest deal of his 20-year tenure as head of GE: a $45 billion merger with Honeywell. Shortly thereafter he was forced to retire, due to GE’s mandatory retirement policy for CEOs turning 65. Do you think this was fair?

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