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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.

5 Insights for Making the Most of Your Baby Boomer Employees

As the labor market tightens, it’s natural for business chiefs to focus on attracting and keeping Generation Y, which at once has become both the most numerous population of working Americans and the most influential in many ways. But they also should strive to manage effectively their oldest generation, boomers, who comprised the previous largest generation and whose skills, preferences, strengths and weaknesses largely have shaped the modern economy.

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Disruptive Technologies Are Keeping CEOs on Their Toes

The constant speed of change in most industries is similar to the blur of a car driving on the Autobahn. But if change is the road traveled, disruptive technologies are the vehicle. And just as drivers must be acutely aware of the car on either side of them on a highway, so too must CEOs be acutely aware of the competitors running alongside their company, lest they be disrupted.

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Manufacturers Struggle With ‘Conflict Minerals’ Audit Compliance

U.S. manufacturers shelled out more than $700 million and racked up 6 million staff hours to comply with government rules to disclose conflict minerals in their supply chains, according to Tulane University research. Still, many companies have no idea whether materials vital to their manufacturing process originate from Congo and other war-torn countries. And in the end, it may not matter.

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6 Insights: What Kind of Leaders Millennials Will Be

CEOs have been fixating on the importance of millennials as consumers and workers. But have they thought about the kind of leaders the members of Generation Y will become as they age and climb into important positions in their businesses? And more importantly, how the grooming and mentoring process might need to change to optimize their growth and their strengths?

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