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Is “Right-to-Work” the Right Move?

More CEOs and business owners are going to bat for their cities and states, boosting economic-development efforts to benefit everyone they live around, as well as their own enterprises. Here are eight exemplars of this trend:

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 6 2013

Leaders in the Clean-Tech Economy

Sustainability is more than just a fad— but that doesn’t make it easy.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Green Business , Leadership & Strategy October 7 2013

Unilever CEO Learns Both Sides of Sustainability Balance

As CEOs cast around for more ways to meet sustainability goals, they need to be mindful that consumers and investors aren’t the only ones watching how their companies perform.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Operations , Talent Management November 1 2013

States Competing to Lure Job Creators

America’s manufacturing comeback is in full swing – depending where you are. Some state governments are aggressively pursuing job creators, others are trimming efforts due to fiscal problems and still others have never effectively competed. Here’s the latest roundup.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Manufacturing , Operations November 15 2013

When Is the Right Time To Step Down?

At some point, many CEOs face this question which confronted Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer when he grappled with how long to continue to run the one-time leader of the tech world.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 24 2013

‘Living Wage’ Movement Beckons CEOs To Respond

While the ‘Living Wage’ issue seems to affect only the largest retailers and fast-food giants, the effort, if successful, will alter every business’ ability to enter into basic agreements with individuals resulting in a benefit for both parties.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy December 1 2013

Should CEOs Fight Back Against Bad Press?

To fight or not to fight? Tesla Founder and CEO Elon Musk has hammered away at the media’s treatment of his electric-vehicle startup. This brilliant serial entrepreneur is not alone; many CEOs face the issue of bad press. Is this sort of resistance productive for CEOs and the companies they’re trying to protect?

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales , Talent Management December 9 2013

New GM CEO Barra Is More Than a Symbol

The real reason Mary Barra was just named the next CEO of General Motors is reflected in another Motor City news development this week: GM vehicles scored three of the six finalist spots that were announced in the prestigious North American Car and Truck-Utility of the Year awards given at the Detroit auto show next month.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management December 15 2013

State Economies Are Improving in the Upper Great Lakes

The Great Lakes states are riding a manufacturing boom, an increasingly right-to-work environment and the business-friendly campaigns and policies of Republican governors. Can they claw their way back into the economic-development derby and spark above-average growth despite a slow national economy?

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , CEO Briefing Newsletter December 22 2013

It’s Too Early for CEOs To Presume 2014 Boom

Heading into 2014, many economists and pundits are full of optimism that the U.S. economy finally will kick into a solid-growth mode that it hasn’t enjoyed since before the 2008 financial collapse and that global growth will re-ignite as well. But there remain plenty of reasons for caution, and American CEOs are among those positing them.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy January 12 2014

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