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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.

Economic Issues Finally Come To Fore in 4th GOP Debate

The latest GOP presidential debate pivoted squarely into economic issues, and the eight top candidates seized on the occasion to outline some of their stark divisions on the minimum wage, tax policy and immigration, as well as to underscore their common opposition to regulatory overreach and to President Obama’s handling of the economy in general.

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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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