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How Much Does The Average CEO Really Earn?

Hint: it’s a lot less than what mainstream media reports imply. Of the roughly 30 million businesses in the United States, less than 6,000 are publicly traded on major stock exchanges. As anyone who gets his or her information from mainstream news and media outlets well knows, the spotlight and analysis for business (especially in regard to CEO compensation) are firmly focused on S&P 500 companies. That means that virtually 100 percent of media coverage of CEO compensation focuses on less than 8 percent of all public companies and less than .002 percent of all companies in the U.S.

Michael Bamberger CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Compensation November 16 2012

The Best Way to Jumpstart Your Company’s Growth

Most business observers agree that as a company grows it will hit speed-bumps at revenue levels of $5 million, $10 million, $20 million, and $50 million. They also generally agree that most founders, CEOs, or General Managers will fail in their well-meaning efforts to take their companies over these hurdles.

Chas Klivans CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 15 2012

Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to Speak at CEO2CEO Leadership Summit

One of the best ways to have played the world developing boom in recent years has been to buy shares in a 100 year-old company with big yellow vehicles. Caterpillar shares have returned almost 500 percent during the last decade, with revenue tripling over the period.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO2CEO Summit November 15 2012

CEO Experience Didn’t Help on Election Day

America to ex-CEOs: We don’t care about your CV.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance November 15 2012

Skills and Experiences Are Irrelevant When Hiring

Of course, having the right skills and experiences are important to performing the job, just not relevant when hiring. Skills and experiences are simply the tools one brings to the job. It is one’s ability to use these tools effectively that counts. Just because you have a hammer and saw in your garage, doesn’t make you a fine finish carpenter.

Brad Remillard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Talent Management November 8 2012

Nation’s Entrepreneurs Expect Profits to Climb in 2013

Fourth-quarter survey by Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom reveals highest economic confidence this year. Nearly 40 percent of new business owners say they intend to hire over the next 12 months.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Entrepreneurial CEO November 8 2012

What CEOs can learn from Barack and Mitt

While politicians may be an unlikely source for best practices, CEOs can learn a few lessons from candidates on how to engage a key stakeholder: employees. The political best practices can be boiled down to three tips: 1) Avoid flip-flopping, 2.) Act like a hedgehog, & 3.) Create a community of interest

Jim Holland CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 2 2012

Running Mates and Business Mates: Critical Selections Make or Break a Leadership Team

What can CEOs learn from Romney’s Vice Presidential choice of Paul Ryan when it comes to choosing a strong leadership team? Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or other, Romney’s selection of Ryan reinforces the importance of choosing a running mate that’s right for the role, rather than one with simply a résumé or image that sells.

Amy K. Hutchens CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center November 2 2012

Is Your Company Fit for Growth?

In arguing for a more strategic approach to managing costs in preparing for future expansion, Booz experts Deniz Caglar, Jaya Pandrangi and John Plansky offer a three question diagnostic to help guide leaders.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 2 2012

U.S. CEOs Overwhelmingly Support Romney; Fear Obama Second Term

It may be no surprise that business leaders prefer Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate, but by how significant a margin? Fairly significant it seems. Over 83 percent of CEOs surveyed by Chief Executive magazine intend to vote for Mitt Romney for President on November 6. In fact, CEOs are openly afraid of the prospect of another four years of President Obama.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center October 25 2012

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