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.


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CEOs Weigh in on How to Fix a Troubled Company

Many of America’s biggest companies are struggling through some of the most difficult times in their histories—Campbell Soup, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods among them. But the most woebegone of all might be Sears.

Dale Buss Crisis Management , Finance , Turnaround Strategy July 25 2014

Tracking the Pros and Cons of Increasing the Minimum Wage

The social and cultural drumbeat for higher minimum wages is picking up volume, but CEOs and business owners may want to listen to their own drummers on this issue.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 18 2014

Businesses Should Steer Clear of ‘Crony Capitalism’

Mid-market firms must have policies in place to ensure they are neither promoting nor bearing the brunt of governmental favoritism.

Dale Buss Governance , Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

Tomorrow’s CEOs Will Be Increasingly Female, and Will Have Different Skills Than Today’s CEOs

Today, there are just 20 women CEOs in the entire Fortune 500, but a recent study projects that number will change dramatically over the next 20 years.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 10 2014

Companies Seeing Backlash Over Moving Their Headquarters Overseas

As more corporate CEOs investigate whether changing the company’s headquarters from the United States will reduce burdensome taxes, the situation involving the latest company in the news chain—Walgreen—could be instructive for other CEOs.

Dale Buss Global Business July 10 2014

CEO Health Should be Part of Ongoing Succession Planning Discussions

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who recently announced he had been diagnosed with throat cancer, is not the first corporate leader to disclose health issues. But without a manual to follow, CEOs and boards are often in a quandary about the best way to release information and manage the publicity around the situation.

Dale Buss Health & Fitness July 10 2014

Conflict Minerals Are Creating Compliance Challenges

If you are one of 6,000 U.S. CEOs whose company uses raw minerals in your products, it’s time to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act.

Dale Buss Global Business , Governance , Manufacturing July 7 2014

Should Other CEOs Follow Tesla’s Musk and Open Their Patents?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has shaken up the auto industry again, this time by announcing that Tesla Motors will let other companies use its patents. The move has other CEOs wondering if this a strategy they would benefit from.

Dale Buss Manufacturing July 7 2014

Texas Is Getting Good Marks for Handling Growth

The eyes of the U.S. economic-development community are upon Texas as it prepares to accommodate 4,000 jobs in the move of Toyota’s North American headquarters to the Lone Star State over the next few years. And staring over their shoulders are CEOs and business owners looking on with excited curiosity as they ponder the possibility of following in Toyota’s footsteps and moving to or expanding within Texas.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Best & Worst States for Business 2014 July 3 2014

The Implications of the Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Decision on Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case has several implications for businesses that are just beginning to unfold, including one that affects the bottom line.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 3 2014

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