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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 Can I Fix, Part II: Meet the Experts

MICHAEL BROWNSTEIN President and CEO Brownstein Group, Philadelphia Founded oldest brand-communications firm in Philadelphia, with clients including Comcast and Microsoft. GREG BUSTIN Master Chair Vistage International, Dallas Heads world’s largest CEO membership organization as a leadership-development and strategic-planning consultant. BRIAN COHEN President, Strategic Asset Growth Advisors, Los Angeles: Turned around Farmers Insurance financial services unit and other companies. Former CEO of Pacific Specialty Insurance. DAVID COLE Chairman ...

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CEO Pay May Not Be as Big an Issue as it’s Built Up to Be

It’s clear that the zeitgeist has turned against outsized CEO compensation. But corporate boards of directors, and even rank-and-file shareholders, aren’t necessarily falling into the opposite camp these days when hot-button issues such as golden parachutes or exorbitant pay for business chiefs reach them for a vote. This is a perhaps-unexpected reality that some CEOs might be able to take to the bank.

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‘Outrageous’ CEO Behavior Grows, Mirroring Society

Pressure can get to any business leader. But taking a clue from the boorish excesses of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, does it seem like the outrageous behavior of more CEOs and company owners is starting to mirror the increased wackiness that is evident in society as a whole?

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