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What’s Ahead for U.S.-Mexico Relations


Claudio Gonzalez, 72, is one of the few remaining members of a vanishing breed of senior business figures that have won both deep respect at home and a strong international reputation abroad. He served as the CEO of Kimberly-Clark de Mexico from 1973-2008. Here's what Gonzalez has to say about the future for U.S.-Mexico relations.

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Positec CEO Tom Duncan: DIY Brand Building


Based in Suzhou, China, $350 million Positec Tool was once primarily a contract manufacturer, making private label tools for home improvement chains like Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as brands like Black & Decker. Here Chief Executive interviews Positec CEO Tom Duncan.

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Covance CEO Joe Herring: Tactics for Talent Troubles


Contract research organizations (CROs), like Covance, have benefitted from once cost-be-damned pharmaceutical companies' new focus on budget. Chief Executive interviews Joe Herring, CEO of $2.8 billion Princeton, N.J.-based Covance, which focuses on driving cost and time out of the development process.

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4 Leadership Practices from Leader to Leader Institute CEO Frances Hesselbein


Frances Hesselbein saved the Girl Scouts of the USA as CEO and now leads the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. An expert in leadership, here are Hesselbein’s four practices for effective leadership: abolish hierarchy, respect all people, learn to let go of the past and lead by example. Here’s some insight on how she turned around one America’s most well-known organizations.

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New Growth Strategy for Novartis


When he was named chief executive in February 2010, Joseph Jimenez has had to fill some big shoes, replacing Daniel Vasella who ran Novartis company for 14 years. When he joined the company there were skeptics, but now the Swiss giant aims to transform itself from a pharmaceutical company to become a broader-based health care company over the next five to ten years.

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Ethan Allen CEO, M. Farooq Kathwari, On Leadership Advice He Wishes He Had Been Given


Ethan Allen Interiors CEO, M. Farooq Kathwari, attended the Chief Executive of the Year event honoring Ford's Alan Mulally at the New York Stock Exchange. Here, Kathwari spoke with Chief Executive on leadership advice he wishes he had been given before stepping into the C-suite, how employee happiness breeds a positive corporate culture, and what new technologies Ethan Allen is implementing.

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Going for Game-Changers


Chris Kearney has the right strategies when it comes to running energy, food and vehicle services company SPX, “To the extent that you can find breakthrough ideas and create these new breakthrough businesses, you will have the opportunity to up the ante in a bigger way on change. And when you are successful with it, that success becomes very contagious.”

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