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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.

CEOs Take Center Stage in the New Political Regime

CEOs have a critical role to play in reordering politics, fixing the parties, returning to the public square and working in the interest not only of business, but of the country at large.

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Immigration: A Focus on H1-B

Immigration may be the most-charged issue that President-elect Trump has to deal with, both politically and economically. And CEOs intend to have their say. For example, digital-tech chieftains led by Google CEO Eric Schmidt backed Hillary Clinton for president, motivated in part by the conviction that she would expand the H1-B specialty-occupation visa program. It gives thousands of jobs to ...

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Bringing the Workforce Together

External concerns will engage CEOs under a Trump administration, but in the early term they may have a more important obligation and even challenge: ensuring post-election peace inside the company.

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How American Greetings Learned to Embrace Tumultuous Change


American Greetings, like its chief competitor Hallmark, is fighting back in an era when social media has given everyone an instant platform for communicating sentiments—one that would seem to have eliminated the old-fashioned, hand-held greeting card. How does a traditional media company stay relevant and keep its business profitable?

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CEOs in the Trump Vortex: Here are 8 Rules of Engagement So Far

Businessman with opportunity door

President-elect Donald Trump has made America’s CEOs sit up and take notice with many of his pre-inauguration moves, ranging from one extreme—job-shaming—to the other, selecting corporate chiefs for some key cabinet posts.

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For CEOs, ‘Trust is the New Black,’ Ford’s Futurist Says

Businessman holding a glass ball

Of all the trends relevant for CEOs as 2017 looms, one strategist suggests that the most important one is this: Consumers and employees need to be able to trust your company to be what and who it says it is.

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PwC Chairman ‘Doubles Down’ on Diversity in Wake of Election Concerns

Strength in unity

A common reaction to the election of Donald Trump as president, especially among Hillary Clinton’s supporters, was deep concern about what they saw as his disfavor of and even outright discrimination against minority communities and women.

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