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The 27 Most Adaptive Companies

There is a definite competitive advantage to flexibility and adaptiveness, say researchers at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and five capabilities that underscore this capability.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy September 6 2012

Real People, Not Regulations, Are the Key to Accountability

Several weeks ago CEO Briefing called attention to the causes of government dysfunction which vexes business leaders and citizens alike. This affects everyone and is a concern to both Democrats and Republicans if the country is to move forward. In a recent Atlantic online article, Common Good’s chairman outlines a four step process to correct the deviant subculture of government: abandon bureaucracy and put humans on the spot.

Philip K. Howard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance September 6 2012

10 Steps to Succeed in Effective Use of Social Media

Every business knows about social media, many businesses have some sort of social media presence, but very few have implemented a comprehensive and successful social media strategy that maximizes benefits and mitigates risks. Why is this? The answer is simple: The Three “C’s:” Content, Context and Conditions.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Technology September 6 2012

5 Steps to Upgrade Customer Engagement

McKinsey experts say customers are demanding very different kinds of relationships with companies and suggest ways leaders can jump-start customer engagement across their organization.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 29 2012

What Causes CEO Failure?

Yahoo has had six CEOs in five years. At HP one CEO lasted six months. According to some studies up to a third of Fortune 500 CEOs have lasted three years with top executive failure rates as high as 75 percent and rarely less than 30 percent. In a study by Booz. Consultants, CEO tenure today is 7.6 years on a global average down from 9.5 years in 1995. According to the Harvard Business Review, two out of five new CEOs fail in their first 18 months on the job. What is causing this and what can leaders do to avoid falling victim to missteps?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 29 2012

6 Basic Ideas for CEOs To Better Communicate Their Message

How do you make a big company small? How do you bridge the gaps that inevitably develop from doing business in disparate cultural, political and financial environments? Irv Rothman, CEO of HP Financial Services advances six steps that any CEO aspiring to communicate his message should master.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 29 2012

Why Your Congressman May Be Doing Better Than You

Did you ever wonder why members of Congress are substantially well off? According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 47 percent–249 of the 535 congressmen are millionaires. By comparison, about 5 percent of U.S. households are worth more than $1 million. Street Authority’s Paul Tracy thinks he knows why.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance August 23 2012

Why Regulation Punishes IPOs

Are our capital markets broken? The global economy is operating on one cylinder and economic data from the U.S. continues to disappoint. A dangerous disconnect exists between the real economy and financial markets threatening the emergence of young companies and the jobs that they normally create.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 23 2012

Four Critical Ways To Build a Global Enterprise

Building a global business is something that requires careful consideration, according to Irv Rothman, president and CEO of HP Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard. With over 30 years experience in leasing and captive finance, he explains what it takes to grow successfully in global markets.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business August 23 2012

Is the App Bubble About to Burst?

Is the magic evaporating from social media? Facebook shares have lost nearly half their value since its IPO in May. Zynga, the games maker has seen its share price slide nearly 70 percent since December. Facebook may have 900 million active profiles and Zynga has 240 million people playing its games, but neither company seems to be able to monetize these strong followings.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology August 16 2012

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