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U.S. CEOs Headed to Davos Are Gloomy About 2013

US CEOs are showing less confidence for growth in 2013 but are optimistic about the longer-term horizon, according to the 16th annual survey of U.S. CEOs conducted by PricewaterhouseCooper. They are, however, far more confident in their company’s ability to navigate through the anticipated volatility expected over the next three years.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance January 24 2013

Appraising Performance Appraisals

How the best companies assess employee performance—and what you can learn from them.

Russ Banham CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness January 22 2013

Why We Need New Firms and Better Ways to Generate More of Them

In 2011, the U.S. economy barely grew at all during the first six months. In 2012, the economy managed an [...]

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance , Leadership & Strategy January 19 2013

In Defense of Which CEOs?

“Chauffer-driven limousines, millions in stock options, golden parachutes. It’s no wonder bosses’ pay and perks can rankle,” write Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan of The Wall Street Journal. The writers argue that “many CEOs are overpaid—or even paid for incompetence, but you can only appreciate good performance once you understand what a leader does.” But is this a balanced understanding of where CEOs are in terms of the reality on the ground?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance January 17 2013

Shareholder Activism, Increased Expectations Add to Pressure on CEOs

CEOs and boards of directors are feeling the pressures of increased stakeholder activism and scrutiny. When asked in the RHR International 2013 CEO Snapshot Survey about the current biggest threat to their tenure, 22 percent of CEOs cited “failure to perform to stakeholder expectations,” compared to just 12 percent in January 2012. In addition, more than half (57%) say that they will be driving a change in their company’s strategy this year.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance January 17 2013

3 Steps to Eliminate the Innovation Frame Factor

In this ever-changing marketplace, innovation is crucial to an organization’s survival. The ability to anticipate the needs of a target market and provide a unique and novel solution is the ultimate goal for CEOs. Yet, between 2006 and 2008 only nine percent of for-profit companies were active in product or process innovation, according to the National Science Federation. In an era where the average corporate lifespan has plummeted to just 40 years, avoiding innovation is inexcusable. But before you jump head first into innovation, there’s something you should be aware of: The Innovation Frame Factor.

Steve Krupp and Jacqueline Claudia CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy January 17 2013

E-Learning’s Evolution

Emerging from the recession, executive-education curricula are delivering more customized learning programs.

CJ Prince CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Life January 15 2013

The Reasons—and Risks—Behind Corporate Social Responsibility

Editor’s note: To analyze the value of so-called corporate social responsibility, Ethical Chic –from which the following is excerpted–takes an in-depth look at six companies known for CSR qualities—deservedly or not: American Apparel, Apple, Starbucks, Timberland, Tom’s of Maine, and Trader Joe’s.

Fran Hawthorne CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy January 14 2013

2013 Best Companies for Leaders – Top 5

Top 5 Best Companies for Leaders #1 – P&G – Tackling Turnover P&G again tops the list as the Best [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Best Companies for Leaders , CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy January 10 2013

U.S. Plunges in Economic Freedom Index

The United States, long considered the standard bearer for economic freedom among large industrial nations, has experienced a substantial decline in economic freedom during the past decade, according to researchers who created the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index .

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance January 10 2013

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