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CEO OF THE YEAR 2005

George David Steps OutI read your story about George David of United Technologies Corp., Chief Executive’s CEO of the Year, with great interest and pride. In an era of turbulent times for many CEOs, his record inspires those of us in business and business education. At Darden, we’ve had the privilege to know and work with George (Darden, Class of ...

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CEO OF THE YEAR 2002

Sandy Weill may shout more than other chiefs, but his moxie has won the loyalty of Citigroup's employees and shareholders, the respect of competitors and the title of Chief Executive of the Year.

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2000 Chief Executive of the Year

Few companies have grasped the importance of Internet management better than Cisco Systems, yet the company's strength isn't about technology. It's about values, culture, and an organization built around speed and change. In mastering the soft shills, Chambers, a naturally empathetic communicator, is more coach than boss-and the archetype of future business leadership.

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CEO OF THE YEAR 1999

Peers rule. Chief Executive readers have nominated and a panel of fellow chief executives has determined that Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines is this year’s Chief Executive of the Year. As readers of this magazine are aware, the qualified competition this year was brutal. Stellar performers, including such finalists as Dell’s Michael Dell, Cisco’s John Chambers, AIG’s Hank Greenberg, and ...

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CEO OF THE YEAR 1998

You have spoken. Chief Executive readers have nominated and a selection committee of peers have confirmed AlliedSignal’s Lawrence A. Bossidy as 1998 Chief Executive of the Year. Why? “Larry’s leadership is evident in so many places-shareholder value, revenue growth, productivity, and the fact that AlliedSignal now ranks among the most admired and best companies to work for,” says NYSE CEO ...

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