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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 Priorities for Executive Compensation Committees

The job of executive-compensation committees is getting tougher because of the sluggish economy, challenged corporate performance, gyrating stock markets, rising concern about “income inequality” and generally greater public and activist scrutiny of just how much boards think their CEOs are worth.

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Surprisingly, Director Tenure Remains Long at Most Companies

Despite the frenzied rise in shareholder activism that challenges the decisions of long-sitting board members individually and collectively, a new study of tenures shows most large companies increasingly are governed by long-sitting board members.

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Rebuilding From a Position of Crisis: 5 Lessons from SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby


SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby had to make a very difficult decision followed by an even tougher announcement: Over the next few years, the company’s parks—built on the playful antics of trained killer whales—would be shutting down the iconic shows that made Shamu famous. Going forward, they would be transitioning to offer visitors a different kind of experience.

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How Mid-Market Companies Can Ward Offer Cyber Thieves

Big companies make the most inviting targets for hackers, and plenty of them have paid huge prices for having inadequate defenses against sophisticated cyber crimes. But the fact is, mid-market CEOs also need to be worried about their companies’ vulnerabilities to criminals who would invade their operations digitally. And some new efforts are arising—such as one in metropolitan Detroit that ...

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