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This New Old House: A Guide to Owning a Historic Home

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These CEOs have decided to live in old and historically significant houses, and these CEOs have found that such home ownership comes with its own set of issues. Here are 7 things you need to know before investing in a historic property.

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Recharge Your Body and Soul

You know the feeling. Your body starts to sag like a wet paper bag and ache in all the usual places. Even your brain feels sluggish, not snapping into gear quite as quickly—and we’re not just talking about on the occasional jet-lagged Monday morning; we’re talking every day. When you hit that proverbial wall, there’s no better way to restore ...

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Recharge Your Body and Soul: 3 Spas for CEOs

When it's time to relax, CEOs head to spas and resorts to relieve stress. These destinations integrate their spas into top-notch resort environments, allowing CEOs to reap the rewards of highly-trained therapists focusing on wellness, while enjoying relaxing amenities and activities during your brief respite from the rat race.

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Where Do You Draw the Line Between a CEO’s Corporate and Personal Life?

When CEOs need to blow off steam, many turn to extreme hobbies like racing yachts, flying planes or even space travel. But since these activities are dangerous (and can be fatal) should corporate boards be allowed to regulate a CEO's extracurricular activities? Where do you draw the line between a CEO's corporate life and his personal life?

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CEOs Who Ride the Wind

Greek mythology’s Icarus, using wax wings, crashed because he flew too close to the sun. But a fair number of today’s CEOs harness the wind to skim across snow, ocean, surf, sand or paved surfaces at 40-plus miles per hour, even uphill. The Paragliders KAVU’s Barry Barr about to launch his paraglider. Barry Barr, CEO of KAVU True Outerware, got ...

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How Accurate is the Idea of the Narcissist CEO?

A recent study from a management professor at Penn State explores the "Narcissistic CEO," claiming that qualities like investing heavily in advertising and R&D or conducting lots of acquisitions (and paying high premiums for those acquisitions) indicates that a CEO is narcissistic and may run a company into the ground. Sure, too much ego isn't a good thing, but is this study taking things too far?

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54% of CEOs Say Top Spot is More Complex than Expected, Feel Isolated from Staff

A new survey from RHR International has insights into the current pysche of the public company CEO; 50% of CEOs feel isolated and 50% feel increased pressure to perform well financially in a short period of time. Are the external pressures on CEOs leading them to make the best long-term decisions?

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Preparing for Board Director Retirement: A Customized Approach to Succession Planning

Historically, Board Director Succession Planning has been relegated to a process focused on simply “replacing” a particular individual who is retiring with someone who is most like that particular individual. Although instituted quite frequently, this historical approach ignores three truths that are worth examining.

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Part II: Private Company Compensation Study

Chief Executive Group recently conducted a groundbreaking study of the compensation practices of private companies with revenues of $5 million to $5 billion. In our last issue, we provided some of the highlights about CEO compensation practices. This charticle focuses on some of the key findings related to other senior executives.

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