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The Future Still Looks Brighter than the Present to CEOs in the New Year

With the much-dreaded fiscal cliff crisis resolved by temporary measures, one might think that CEOs would be more optimistic about [...]

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index January 22 2013

U.S. CEOs Headed to Davos Are Gloomy About 2013

US CEOs are showing less confidence for growth in 2013 but are optimistic about the longer-term horizon, according to the 16th annual survey of U.S. CEOs conducted by PricewaterhouseCooper. They are, however, far more confident in their company’s ability to navigate through the anticipated volatility expected over the next three years.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance January 24 2013

Four Steps to Better Talent Management

Change is the dominant theme of talent management agenda in 2013. This alone is not significant, but what is worrisome is how consistently unprepared and ineffective many organizations have been in managing change. Based on the trend over the past four years, the situation will likely worsen unless new strategies for building capabilities are implemented that enable organizational agility.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Talent Management January 31 2013

Why Unions Are Shrinking

According to recently released 2012 Department of Labor data the rate of unionization — the percentage of American workers belonging to unions — declined faster under President Obama’s first term than during two terms of President George W. Bush. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, argues that the President’s own anti-business policies are largely to blame. This is not as counterintuitive as it sounds.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance January 31 2013

21 Quotes From Davos You Should Read

If you missed the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, CEO.com has assembled a list of remarks both offhand and thoughtful (some modified for Twitter) by prominent world leaders, CEOs, politicians and policy makers.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter January 31 2013

Many Unhappy Returns: 100 Years of the Income Tax

Last Sunday, Feb. 3 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which enabled the establishment of the U.S. federal income tax. The century-long history of the income tax has been marked by more and more taxpayers paying higher and higher amounts of tax. As Americans get ready for yet another tax filing season, take a look at how the income tax has morphed from a tax only a handful of people actually paid in 1913 to behavior-changing deal it is today.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance February 7 2013

Obamacare Sticker Shock

A new survey of major health care insurers, representing the vast majority of covered individuals in the U.S., conducted by the American Action Forum (AAF) answers the question: what impact will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have on premiums in 2014? This survey aimed to illustrate real cases in a variety of regulatory environments, representing the spectrum of rate changes cross any given geographic area, rather merely average changes across demographics.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance February 7 2013

Patent Creation and U.S. Inventiveness

In the midst of a weak recovery from a particularly severe recession, many people are wondering whether the United States is in a state of decline, lacking the dynamism it once had. In terms of inventiveness such as patent creation the U.S. still ranks high. In other measures not so much.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 13 2013

Most CEO Changes in 12 Months

The first month of the new year saw the highest turnover among chief executive officers since the previous January as 113 CEOs left their posts during the month. The January total is up 9.7 percent over December when 103 CEOs departures were announced, according to the latest report on CEO turnover released from global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 13 2013

Business Leaders Skeptical but Hopeful in Response to Obama’s SOTU

In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) address there was a wide range of reactions from business leaders who heard different things. “It’s not going to have a big impact on the markets,” said Len Blum, CEO of Westwood Capital to CNBC. “Historically SOTU addresses move the stock market no more than 15 basis points, and there was nothing in the speech that was market moving.” Other business leaders had mixed responses.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 20 2013

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