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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 Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed and learn? How should you prioritize what matters? And how do you get comfortable stepping back?

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Mark Cuban: Hiring Overseas Workers Makes America Stronger

On the heels of Donald Trump’s repudiation of H-1B visas, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban spoke out in favor of immigration for technology jobs. “America is the greatest country in the world and what makes us great is our competitive spirit,”Cuban told FOXBusiness.com. “When it comes to high-end jobs, the competition from overseas for jobs makes us stronger.”

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The CEO Who Took 12 Weeks Off When His Son was Born

How can you lead a company while changing diapers? That’s what some people asked Toms Shoes founder and CEO Blake Mycoskie when he told them he was going to take 12 weeks off when his son was born. Mycoskie said he thought just the opposite: How could he not take the time off?

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