CEO Briefing Newsletter

5 Simple Steps To Maximize Talent and Grow Profits

Everyone knows that business is all about people. But even experienced CEOs can get caught in the day-to-day grind of reports and meetings. A renewed emphasis on these five basic talent strategies can improve performance and drive results.

Finding the Sweet Spot in Salty Snacks

Karl Schledwitz and Monogram Food Solutions exist in the highly competitive space of meat snacks, corn dogs and processed meats. Monogram Food Solutions was born in 2004, when Schledwitz and partner Wes Jackson purchased regionally popular Circle B and King Cotton smoked meat brands from Sara Lee Corporation.

A Study in Business Intelligence Vendor Selection

Customers typically had multiple service tickets open at any given time, but Hiperos customer service reps were not able to gather quickly and report on information customers wanted. CEO Greg Dickinson was also unable to see how well and efficiently his company was responding to client needs.

Harnessing the Power of Business Intelligence

Business intelligence software can translate masses of data into insights that drive better decisions—if you do it right.

Business Intelligence’s Bounty: How to Choose a Vendor?

Your executive team has successfully made the business case for investing in a BI project. You’ve got the funds earmarked. Now all you have to do is pick a vendor. Once upon a time, with only a small handful of vendors to choose from, that might have been a simpler exercise. However, over the past decade, growth in BI has spawned dozens of new players that have created sophisticated, flexible alternatives.

MacKenzie Bezos Stands By Her Man Jeff

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos isn’t the most outgoing CEO. So when his wife MacKenzie used the website to blast a book about her husband and his online shopping empire it made headlines in the New York Post and elsewhere.

CEOs: Don’t Prepare the Pink Slips Just Yet

Conventional wisdom and common sense suggest that the greatest ongoing expense for most companies is labor. Keeping labor costs in line will maintain or even boost profitability, so that management fable goes. But more and more companies are concentrating an increasing portion of spend on third-party suppliers this “virtualizing” their operation rather than struggling with internal labor and physical overhead. This forces leaders to re-think what it means to be a “company.”

Seven Costly Risk Management Sins Committed by CEOs

Chief executives who ignore the very real threat of natural disasters are putting their companies at risk. Here are seven steps to take to mitigate the risks.

How to Get the Most Out of Your CMO

At a time of crucial developments in customer data and social media, marketing chiefs are collaborating in new ways with the rest of the C-suite.

What Every CEO Can Learn from Oracle’s Larry Ellison on Building Great Companies

An executive who worked for Larry Ellison for 11 years commencing 1983 distills the Oracle founder’s key to its growth and success: The ability to select and recruit exceptionally talented and capable management leaders. Here’s how he does it.
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3rd Annual CEO Talent Summit
October 25-26, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Leadership Summit featuring Jim Collins
November 2-3, 2017
Denver, Colorado
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THOUGHT LEADERS

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

MARK VERGNANO: How He Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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