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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 Ways for Mid-Market CEOs to Build Passion into Employees

Savvy CEOs understand that compensation and advancement alone typically aren’t enough to motivate employees these days, especially millennials who would prefer a higher purpose in their work.

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Mid-Market Automotive Sector M&A Saw Healthy Growth in 2015

CEOs of hundreds of mid-market U.S. companies are paying closer attention to potential mergers and acquisitions in the auto industry this year after 2015 set records in global deal activity in the sector.

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CEO McMillon Tries to Save Walmart’s Business Model

Last week, Walmart executed what it has called “one of the largest single-day, private-sector pay increases ever” when the retailing giant boosted wages for more than 1.2 million of its U.S. workers in the second phase of a two-year, $2.7-billion investment in its labor force.

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Insurance Companies Are Emerging as Big-Data Leaders

Insurance companies are among the leaders today when it comes to exploiting Big Data and related tools such as predictive analytics and machine learning. As a result, they have some lessons CEOs of other companies can learn from in terms of how to leverage Big Data to maintain a competitive edge.

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Tyco Deal Will Add to Checkered Legacy of Johnson Controls CEO Molinaroli

Johnson Controls chief Alex Molinaroli has gained a reputation as something of a bad-boy CEO lately, and it’ll be interesting to see how his controversial bid to merge with Tyco International in a $28.8-billion tax-inversion deal will affect his reputation and legacy.

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6 Reasons Some CEOs Are Supporting Donald Trump for President


True to his impact in every way, Donald Trump is the great polarizer of CEOs as well as of the body politic. And while fellow business chiefs who oppose him have been the more vocal, a considerable number of CEOs also support the real estate mogul who maintains a huge lead in Republican presidential polls heading into the South Carolina primary later this week.

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For GOP Candidates, Economy Was the Focus of Saturday’s Debate

Between bombastic riffs on the next U.S. Supreme Court nominee and President Bush’s national-security performance at the beginning, and a battle royale on immigration near the end, the Republican presidential candidates on Saturday engaged in a vigorous and substantive debate on economic policy and business.

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Clinton, Sanders Paint Dire Economic Picture in Latest Debate

America is an economically dreary place whose CEOs and Wall Street financiers are largely responsible for our gloom, but which can be fixed by massively expanding the federal government and its benefits—and by handing the bill to the 1%. That, at least, is an amalgamation of the views that emerged in the sixth debate among Democratic presidential candidates, which occurred on Thursday evening in Milwaukee and was aired on PBS.

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