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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.

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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More CEOs Try to Get Ahead of Climate Change

For most CEOs, “climate change” has been one of those far-off risk factors that must show up in a company’s shareholder documents for the Securities and Exchange Commission, a vague and pro forma threat like “geopolitical risks” and “acts of God” that read more like fine print than actionable possibilities.

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CEOs Barra, Rometty Rejuvenate Tech Brands by Partnering Them

When it comes to two of their oldest tech brands—OnStar and Watson—both General Motors CEO Mary Barra and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty face the challenge of optimizing platforms that haven’t been delivering the results they could.

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Auto CEOs Refuse to Wave a White Flag to Silicon Valley

Despite Silicon Valley’s aggressive attempts to take over, it’s way too early to give up on traditional global centers of the automotive industry for hosting the future era of the self-driven car.

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An Election Like No Other

Controversy continues to define the presidential race, yet everyone can agree on one thing—the outcome will dramatically impact both the national economy and individual businesses.

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Regulatory Preparation Depends on CEOs, Not on Who Wins the Election

Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president will be a huge determinant in the U.S. government’s approach to regulatory enforcement over the next four or eight years. No matter who wins, however, there are some steps CEOs should take to improve their company’s position no matter what comes down the pike from the White House.

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New Mexico Gov. Martinez Boosts State’s Business-Friendliness

New Mexico has remained in the middling ranks of state business climates for a few years, but Governor Susana Martinez has been making a concerted effort to attract CEO attention and company locations since she took office in January 2011.

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