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So You Want to Build Your Company’s Future Leaders?

Leadership development is a cornerstone of every CEO’s job. If you are not spending a good chunk of your time nurturing talent and having your organization develop people three or more layers below the CEO, you are risking the company’s future prospects because talented people can and will go elsewhere

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy October 4 2013

Opinion: The Shutdown Couldn’t Have Happened to a Nicer Town

Those of us in the private sector know that the U.S. still has not fully recovered from the weak real estate market and general economic malaise that started in the recession of 2008.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance October 4 2013

CEOs Worry that the Government Shutdown Will Have Serious Impacts

CEOs at companies ranging from Honeywell to JetBlue Airways said that a prolonged shutdown of the U.S. government has the potential to jeopardize the economic rebound, according to a report from Bloomberg. In addition CNNMoney reports that more than a dozen Wall Street bank chiefs warned President Obama at the White House that the financial system would suffer if the shutdown and debt limit aren’t resolved.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy October 4 2013

CEO Positions of the Week – 10/07/13

Recent postings of jobs for chief executives from around the country.

ChiefExecutive.net Recruiting October 4 2013

Mid-market company of the Week: North American Power

Kerry Breitbart started as a crude oil broker and worked his way up to President and CEO of United Companies. Breitbart departed corporate life, yet retirement did not mesh with his soul. Breitbart saw potential in the retail utility industry and, at age 59, he created North American Power.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company October 14 2013

Tax Foundation Offers New Stats on Business Tax Climate; Ranks Best States for Business

Wyoming, Florida, and Indiana rank among the ten best states for taxes on business, while companies in states like New York, New Jersey, and California must struggle with the worst tax codes in the country, according to the newest edition of the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance October 14 2013

Why Home Depot and Other Retailers Reject Its Trade Group’s Push for “Sustainability”

Frank Blake, CEO of Home Depot assured shareholders that the Atlanta-based DIY giant would not pursue so-called green initiatives that may harm customers or the company’s bottom line if the costs of being “sustainable” needlessly raise prices. Last Spring Sear’s Eddie Lampert indicated that his business would resist attempts to impose attempts to add private regulations that would burden the retailers cost structure. Why is the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), an industry trade group, pushing mandates at the expense of consumers that will only punish its members with diminished sales?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy October 14 2013

Tweet This: Hot IPO Market Welcomes Many Companies

Twitter is leading the headlines as it prepares for an initial public offering that may come as early as mid-November. But overall, the U.S. market for IPOs is hot right now as would-be filers warm up to a handful of factors. Is it time to dust-off your plans for an IPO?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology October 14 2013

Nine Companies with More Cash than the U.S. Government

David Yanofsky of QZ.com identifies nine S&P 500 companies with more cash in hand and short term securities than the cash-strapped U.S. government. GE alone has three times as much as the Treasury has available now. Jack Lew take note.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Operations October 14 2013

More CEOs Get Impatient with the Government Shutdown

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is asking his fellow chief executives to push for an end to the gridlock in Washington, saying there needs to be a return of civility over partisanship. Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld compares the threat that the US might refuse to raise the debt ceiling to a “giant Taser” that will freeze confidence in the world economy, not just the U.S.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business , North America , Operations October 14 2013

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