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How One CEO Is Using Meditation to Relieve Stress

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I’m a CEO. Pressure and stress come with my job. That’s not always a bad thing, as Justin Menkes notes in his book, “Better Under Pressure.” Some pressure is good. But a couple of years ago, the demands of being in charge took a serious toll on me. I’d read that CEOs including hip hop mogul Russell Simmons and Ford’s Bill Ford both meditate, so I asked my executive coach for his opinion. Most of his clientele are professional athletes, and turns out that for them he often recommends an iPad app called Inner Balance by HeartMath. He suggested that I try it.

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Driving Technology: The Future Is Now

Whether you’re into safety, sustainability, sporty performance or all three, you’re likely to find one of the many new automotive technologies compelling. Read on for a look at three cutting-edge technologies and a preview of more innovations on the way.

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7 Secrets to Reducing Leadership Stress

Stress in the workplace costs U.S. industry hundreds of millions of dollars every year and is linked to each of the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. And let’s not forget divorce. If not dealt with effectively, your performance—and your health—can degrade to the point of catastrophic leadership failure.

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Crazy About Cars

In the first of a new regular column on CEOs with a penchant for collecting everything from fine art to swords and bone china, Chief Executive introduces Michael Fux, owner of 135 automobiles.

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7 Retirement Tips for CEOs

The CEO is frequently fortunate to have earned a number of potential perks and to have achieved a level of wealth which can create an even more complicated decision-making process.

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The Plane Truth: Business Aviation Is a Win-Win Solution for CEOs

The worst publicity the business aviation industry has ever received occurred on November 18, 2008, when CEOs from the Big Three automakers flew into Washington, D.C. using private jets to ask the U.S. Senate for a $25 billion taxpayer bailout package. With the country teetering on the verge of financial collapse, the CEOs’ seemingly lavish airborne arrival was excoriated in the media as tone-deaf, and an unflattering association with CEO excess was born.

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More CEOs Are Indulging Their Fun Side With Sports Team Ownership

One of the great things for business chiefs about acquiring wealth is having the resources to indulge their fantasies. And just like former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who just bought the Los Angeles Clippers, owning a professional sports team is a very common fantasy. So entrepreneurs and former CEOs keep buying them.

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CEO Health Should be Part of Ongoing Succession Planning Discussions

From Warren Buffett to Steve Jobs to former McDonald’s CEOs Jim Cantalupo and Charlie Bell, history is filled with precedent on this issue. Despite the trail of cases, however, there isn’t a cookie-cutter approach for how to handle these situations. The when, how and what to do next is often handled on an individual basis. Without a manual to follow, ...

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