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More Firms Say Competitors Seek to Hire Away Their Talent

There has been a sharp increase in companies reporting that competitors are trying to recruit their top people, according to a global survey released by Right Management, the talent and career management unit within ManpowerGroup. Nearly two out of three employers now complain that other companies seek to hire away their organization’s leaders compared with just 42% last year.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 15 2013

President Launches Competition for Three New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

The Obama Administration is launching competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes with a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies—Defense, Energy, Commerce, NASA, and the National Science Foundation. To build off the initial success of a pilot institute headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, the President announced in the State of the Union that his Administration would move forward and launch three new manufacturing innovation institutes this year. The President will continue to call on Congress to act on his proposal for a one-time $1 billion investment to create a network of 15 manufacturing innovation institutes across the country.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 15 2013

Is College Worth the Candle

Is a college degree worth it? Isabel Sawhill, co-director for the Center on Children and Families and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says it is not for everyone. According to the center’s newly-released study, the value of a college degree can vary dramatically, depending on factors such as field of study, type of college, graduation rate and future occupation. Given the growing skills gap experienced by many companies at the entry level it may be time for business leaders to weigh-in.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 15 2013

How to Make the Most of Your SVP of Sales

Gone is the quintessential backslapping salesman, but who should take his place?

Fran Hawthorne CEO Briefing Newsletter , Talent Management May 15 2013

Acing the Family Vacation

Lessons from three hard-charging CEOs on how to make time for—and make the most of—travel time as a family.

Michael Gelfand CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Life , Travel May 15 2013

CEOs’ Expectations Hit Highest Level Since May 2011

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions for the next 12 months, saw its highest month-over-month gain in the past two years, rising 9.5 percent to 6.07 out of a possible 10. The rating of current conditions also saw an uncommonly high monthly gain, rising 8 percent to 5.70 out of 10.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 14 2013

Mid-Size Companies Mixed on Global Market

While some firms are looking to go global, many see no pressing need to look beyond the U.S.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 13 2013

Getting Smart With Big Data

How smaller companies are becoming increasingly sophisticated about analyzing multiple forms of data.

William J. Holstein CEO Briefing Newsletter May 10 2013

Learn (Don’t Just Manage): Three Critical Steps to Help Navigate Through Perilous Moments

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Stephen Covey, who sold 20 million books and authored Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, cautioned against allowing the urgent to crowd out the important. He reminded leaders of the tremendous pull of the urgent demands of today and advised being more mindful of addressing the complex challenges of tomorrow. Covey’s wisdom and insight remain timeless, but the demands of our volatile and uncertain world have exposed an even greater vulnerability. CEOs should note three critical steps: getting unstuck; building new capabilities and routines; and sustaining the changes.

Kerry Bunker, Art Gechman, and Jim Rush CEO Briefing Newsletter May 9 2013

Intel’s Software Inside Is on the Rise

“If Intel’s future chief executives continue rising through its ranks, then the real news isn’t that Intel named Brian Krzanich its sixth CEO. It’s that Intel software chief Renee James may be in line to succeed him,” writes Mark Hachman reporting for ReadWrite.com. Intel’s CEOs generally emerge from the president’s office or that of the COO—Krzanich’s former job. Last November, the elevation of Renee James by Intel’s chairman Andy Bryant, along with Krzanich, Dadi Perlmutter, Intel’s chief of its chip business, and Arvind Sodhani, head of the company’s internal VC unit, Intel Capital, as possible successors to Paul Otellini, marked a departure for famed semiconductor company.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 9 2013

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