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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 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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CEO Outlook 2017

Heading into 2017, Chief Executive asked business leaders from across industries and the nation for a gut check on today’s operating environment and their hopes and fears for the year ahead. Here’s what they had to say.

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ROSTER OF CEOS

CHERYL BLACK, CEO You Technology, Brisbane, California A $41-million digital-coupon company LYNNE DOUGHTIE, U.S. Chairman and CEO KPMG, New York A blue-chip business advisory firm J. PATRICK DOYLE, CEO Domino’s, Ann Arbor, Michigan No. 2 global pizza chain with more than 12,000 franchised stores worldwide DAVID FARR, CEO Emerson, St. Louis, MO $22 billion tech- and engineering-heavy diversified global manufacturer ANDREAS FIBIG, ...

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CEOs’ Top 4 Concerns for the Future

CEOs interviewed by Chief Executive cited 4 main areas of concern as they gaze into their crystal balls for 2017. This piece is a sidebar to the feature "CEO Outlook 2017," which you can access at the bottom, along with the roster of CEOs.

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Why Companies Are Boosting R&D While Other Business Investments Lag

American companies are spending more on research and development than a year ago, providing a welcome bright spot in the overall troublesome pace of business investment in the U.S. economy. And the permanence of the federal R&D tax credit since 2015 likely has played a significant role in this trend.

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How a Consumer Goods CEO Built a Post-Merger Executive Team

CEOs face all kinds of challenges when it comes to forming and maintaining an effective and cohesive leadership team. Trying to do so as the result of a merger during slack U.S. economic conditions is one of the most challenging situations of all.

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