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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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CEO OF THE YEAR 1997

You have chosen. Chief Executive readers have nominated and a panel of readers have confirmed Intel’s Andrew S. Grove as the 1997 Chief Executive of the Year.With a number of formidable contenders for the honor, several factors influenced the selection committee’s choice. Significant among them was long-term performance sustained over difficult conditions, which many judges regard as far and away ...

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1996 Chief Executive Of The Year Awards Dinner

Precisely 11 ,years ago, I announced the undoing of what some people called ‘the marketing blunder of the century’ by bringing back the original Coca-Cola formula,” said The Coca-Cola Co.’s Roberto Goizueta in accepting the 1996 Chief Executive of the Year award at a gala dinner at New York’s Metropolitan Club in July. “And I can tell you that being ...

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CEO OF THE YEAR 1996

Your verdict is in. Chief Executive readers have nominated-and a panel of peers  has confirmed-Coca-Cola’s Roberto C. Goizueta as the 1996 Chief Executive of the Year.With a number of strong candidates contending for the honor, several factors influenced the selection committee’s decision. Significant among them was sustained long-term performance, which many judges regard as far and away one of the ...

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The CEOs’ Choice

“There are a lot of awards for a lot of reasons, but until now none from your peers,” said Roger Smith of General Motors when he accepted the first Chief Executive of the Year award in 1986.It’s still true. CEOs receive recognition for many things-some even business-related. From its inception, however, CE devised the honor to celebrate what CEOs themselves ...

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