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U.S. Faces Another Downgrade of its Credit Rating

Moody’s is threatening to downgrade the U.S. prized triple A credit rating if Congress fails to reach a deficit reduction deal. What are the knock-on effects for business and possibly the November election?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance September 13 2012

What You Can Learn From Dow Chemical’s CEO

Andrew Liveris became CEO of Dow Chemical in 2004 and, over the past 8 years, he has transformed the 115 year old Dow from a commodity petrochemical and plastics company into a branded, science based company. This past year, Dow had record sales of $60 billion and a 19% increase in earnings per share (29% increase excluding certain items). Here are a few lessons that other CEOs can learn from Liveris:

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy September 13 2012

6 Imperatives for Driving Innovation In Your Company

In too many companies, innovation is treated like an artform based on inspiration. There’s a better way to manage it. Here’s how.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Innovation , Leadership & Strategy September 13 2012

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

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