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Getting More Than They Give

Five business leaders share their philanthropic passions and experiences in charitable giving.

Patricia O’Connell CEO Briefing Newsletter March 11 2013

Focus Your Company Goals by Zooming Out

Sometimes leaders can get overly and narrowly focused on an issue or a challenge in ways that can prevent them from seeing the bigger picture.

Francesca Gino CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 11 2013

Middle Market Poised to Add One Million Jobs

Forty-two percent of mid-size companies plan to add workers in 2013.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 8 2013

The ‘Celebrity’ of CEO Salary

CEO pay is an emotional issue with some, but it as a business performance issue it may be beside the point. Simply said, reducing chief executive pay, while a nice symbolic gesture, is not going to materially improve profitability. Symbolism won’t pay shareholder dividends, won’t drive revenue and won’t better the bottom line. One expert suggests that more attention and energy should go into investigating supplier “salary” rather than CEO remuneration.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 7 2013

Bush Calls for Immigration Legalization; Stops Short of Amnesty

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who some observers reckon will run for President in 2016, called for “stem-to-stern” immigration reform that “prepares a path to legalization as opposed to citizenship.”

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business March 7 2013

Has the Sage of Omaha Lost His Touch?

In his much coveted annual letter to shareholders Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett owned up to “subpar performance” in 2012. He acknowledged that his next letter may show that, for the first time, his fund had underperformed the S&P index over a five year period. Should the sage spend more time rediscovering his earlier investing principles and less time promoting President Obama’s tax-hike agenda?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 7 2013

Obamacare Sticker Shock

A new survey of major health care insurers, representing the vast majority of covered individuals in the U.S., conducted by the American Action Forum (AAF) answers the question: what impact will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have on premiums in 2014? This survey aimed to illustrate real cases in a variety of regulatory environments, representing the spectrum of rate changes cross any given geographic area, rather merely average changes across demographics.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 6 2013

Many Unhappy Returns: 100 Years of the Income Tax

Last Sunday, Feb. 3 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which enabled the establishment of the U.S. federal income tax. The century-long history of the income tax has been marked by more and more taxpayers paying higher and higher amounts of tax. As Americans get ready for yet another tax filing season, take a look at how the income tax has morphed from a tax only a handful of people actually paid in 1913 to behavior-changing deal it is today.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 6 2013

What the US Marines Can Teach Your B2B Firm about Marketing & Sales

Most companies, but service firms in particular can benefit by creating a culture patterned after the Marine Corps; training all employees with basic marketing and sales skills that can help the firm grow and succeed.

Gordon G. Andrew CEO Briefing Newsletter March 6 2013

Future Outlook Brighter than the Present

With the much-dreaded fiscal cliff crisis resolved by temporary measures, one might think that CEOs would be more optimistic about present conditions than those they anticipate in a year’s time. However, the latest CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEO expectations for overall business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 4.0 percent to a value of 5.29 out of a possible 10, while the Current Confidence Index, which measures CEO opinion on current business conditions, dropped 2.7 percent to a value of 4.93.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 5 2013

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