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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

Why CEOs Are More Vulnerable

From board clashes to activist investors more leaders find themselves besieged and many find it necessary to yield to insurgent demands—or be deposed. Some like H.J. Heinz’s Bill Johnson find a middle path.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance October 25 2012

Is Your Company Fit for Growth?

In arguing for a more strategic approach to managing costs in preparing for future expansion, Booz experts Deniz Caglar, Jaya Pandrangi and John Plansky offer a three question diagnostic to help guide leaders.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 2 2012

Nation’s Entrepreneurs Expect Profits to Climb in 2013

Fourth-quarter survey by Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom reveals highest economic confidence this year. Nearly 40 percent of new business owners say they intend to hire over the next 12 months.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Entrepreneurial CEO November 8 2012

Murray Martin Speaks at CEO2CEO Leadership Summit

Pitney Bowes CEO Will be discussing the leadership challenges associated with transforming a 90 year old firm historically associated with [...]

ChiefExecutive.net CEO2CEO Summit November 8 2012

Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to Speak at CEO2CEO Leadership Summit

One of the best ways to have played the world developing boom in recent years has been to buy shares in a 100 year-old company with big yellow vehicles. Caterpillar shares have returned almost 500 percent during the last decade, with revenue tripling over the period.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO2CEO Summit November 15 2012

Uncertainty Remains after Election Results; CEO Confidence Index Drops to Year Low of 4.99

The presidential election has come and gone, and the result that surveyed CEOs had consistently expressed anxiety about has come to pass.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index November 20 2012

Kurt Schneider CEO of Harlem Globetrotters Discusses Brand Transformation at CEO2CEO Summit

There are a handful of brands that have passed the century mark. Coca-Cola is one. Ford is another. But what about entertainment? For close to 87 years the Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining kids and adults alike with their basketball high-jinks and ballet-like athleticism. Five and half years ago Kurt Schneider took control as CEO of the organization and has been re-inventing and modernizing the brand ever since.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO2CEO Summit November 29 2012

5 Tips for Coaching Stellar CEOs

Executive coach Stephen Miles notes that there is no off-season for CEOs. “They need to constantly quarterback multiple constituencies as well as communicate effectively with their boards, and these interactions can challenge even the most talented corporate chiefs. A CEO may be a brilliant creative mind or strategic thinker – but may need coaching to improve their board relations or boost their effectiveness as a corporate leader.”

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy December 5 2012

Tweeter-in-Chief: When CEOs Start Twittering, Look Out

CEO are under pressure these days to appear “authentic,” reports The Wall Street Journal’s Leslie Kwoh and Melissa Korn, but using social media—with its demands for quick, unscripted messages—poses risks for the unsuspecting boss.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology December 5 2012

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