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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.

3 Creative Workplace Policies that Lure Knowledge Workers

For a long while, it was Silicon Valley companies and tech-oriented startups that lured young digital specialists with perks ranging from in-office massages to ping-pong tables to generous stock options. The Great Recession interrupted much of that, and as the U.S. market for knowledge workers continues to tighten with the slow economic recovery and the digitization of just about everything, companies are getting smarter about the best way to attract and retain these prized employees.

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How 11 CEOs Unplug and Power Down

Sometimes, CEOs just need to get away from it all—take a real break from the meetings, decisions, annoyances and confrontations that it takes to run a company. They benefit by ending  up refreshed and thinking more clearly. Whether it’s for five minutes or two weeks, company chiefs have come up with a variety of ways to do it, but their varied methods all amount to the same goal: going incommunicado.

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5 Ways to Exercise Humility for Optimal Leadership

It’s little surprise that CEOs these days are demonstrating doses of humility. Between intensifying competition, a stubbornly slow-growing economy and an increasing number of CEOs publicly apologizing for their companies’ mistakes, the realities of business are laying many of them low. And many business chiefs firmly believe the best way to adapt, overcome and grow is from a foundation of humility.

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GOP Candidates Focus on Issues in 3rd Debate

There was disagreement whether any of the Republican presidential candidates gained or lost ground in their third debate, from Colorado on CNBC Wednesday evening. But they eventually did address economic issues in more significant ways than in the other two debates.

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M&A Reaches Record Levels: Should You Capitalize on the Current Market’s Opportunities?

The global mergers-and-acquisitions scene has come back in a healthy way, and some might say that the preliminary agreement between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller is simply the froth on the top of the M&A beer glass. The question on the tips of many CEOs’ tongues, however, is whether these events represent opportunities that won’t last and that they should take advantage of.

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