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6 Lessons from the HealthCare.gov Debacle

There is some irony in the fact that an administration recognized for having run the most digitally savvy political campaigns in history, should now be shipwrecked on the rocks of technical difficulties. One can certainly empathize with the president’s predicament regarding the failures of the new HealthCare.gov website, and there are a number of lessons to be learned here.

Unilever CEO Learns Both Sides of Sustainability Balance

As CEOs cast around for more ways to meet sustainability goals, they need to be mindful that consumers and investors aren’t the only ones watching how their companies perform.

Small Magic in the Middle Market

This Week's Mid-Market Company of the Week: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Will You Know When to Leave China?

7 things to know about rebalancing your offshore vs. onshore sourcing

Companies Are Dealing with Obamacare Complexities, Too

Right now most of the drama being generated by Obamacare has to do with the failure of the Healthcare.gov web site and the slow going in getting individual Americans signed up for insurance coverage. But make no mistake: Even though business got a reprieve in the onset of the legal mandates of the Affordable Care Act to next fall, business owners are currently in the throes of important business decisions being prompted by the new law – and by its intended, and unintended, consequences.

Bringing Beige to the Apple Brand

Why did Apple’s Tim Cook lure Burberry’s Angela Ahrendt, a non tech leader to burnish the Apple store’s brand? Why did she give up the CEO title to do it? Does it signal more CEOs jumping their industry?

The Five Guiding Principles of Transforming Company Culture

A global PwC Pulse Survey recently revealed that 97 percent of CEOs see innovation as a top priority for their business. The data also shows a stark contrast in how these chief executives view their role as it relates to innovation from just three years ago when only 12 percent of CEOs said they were leading the charge on related strategies. Recognizing that the CEO is the backbone of innovation, a Sunnyvale, CA tech CEO outlines his approach reinforcing values and commitment.

What CEOs Should Know About the Impact of Predictive Analytics on Staff Development and...

Is your organization using predictive analytics to improve the development of your staff, and then linking this data to business performance? If not, it is time to consider the question with some seriousness, because predictive analytics is already being used in your organization in the areas of sales, operations and finance. Using it in the context of fostering learning and development within the organization can create competitive advantage.

How CEOs Can Use Quiet Influence to Get Results

A business leader need not act like Indiana’s Bobby Knight to be the ultimate influencer, communicate his vision and inspire people to get on board. In fact, the opposite may be true. Often introverted leaders exercise their quiet influence in ways that prompt new ways of thinking, challenge the status quo and inspire others to move forward. Here’s how some CEOs have borrowed from the introvert’s playbook to elevate their effectiveness.

Managing Growth in Boom Times

Kodiak Oil & Gas has spent a lot of money to build a premier position in the Bakken Shale Oil Fields. The Bakken formation occupies about 200,000 square miles below the surface of the Williston Basin, which covers parts of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, and it is rich with oil resources. How rich?
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October 25-26, 2017
Orlando, Florida

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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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