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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

Should CEOs Be Prepped to Handle Gender-Sensitivity Issues?

Do a Google search on the term “CEO” and you’ll likely get dozens of stories about male CEOs who said or did the wrong thing when it comes to women. From straight up impropriety to something as simple as a speech with a poorly placed word, the seemingly increased frequency of these issues has caused HR executives everywhere to wonder, should their CEOs be receiving training in how to handle sensitive issues? And should boards have stronger ethics guidelines for these types of situations?

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Stock Buybacks Are Becoming More Popular With CEOs

As CEOs watch the continued economic uncertainty around the globe, many remain hesitant to invest their companies’ cash in building factories, buying new equipment or hiring more workers. So, more of them have been turning to another way to deploy idle financial assets: buying back the company’s own stock.

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The Benefits of Merging With a Startup

Business leaders have used a variety of strategies in recent months to generate cost efficiencies and remain competitive. One that hasn’t gotten as much play, but can be equally as lucrative, is merging with a nimble, entrepreneurially-minded company.

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Emerging Markets Are Starting to Unravel for Some Companies

Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are the latest global firms to experience the slowdown taking place in emerging markets where U.S.-company CEOs have put a great deal of effort recently. Company chiefs also are being pressed in unprecedented ways by so-called rising “global challenger” companies that are taking more share in their domestic emerging markets and even venturing more boldly than before into western markets.

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