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6 Tips for Selling Your Comp Plan to Investors

With proxy season upon us, board compensation committees find themselves having to defend the exec pay choices they made over the past year, and prove that they’re really “paying for performance.” Too bad so many boards and companies do such a poor job of telling this comp story. What are some of the biggest boners CEOs commit when selling your exec pay plans — and how do you avoid them?

Ralph Ward CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Compensation March 17 2014
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The Limits of Monetary Incentives

Money isn’t the great motivator people often suppose. In fact, excessive monetary rewards can lead to bad behaviors.

Claudio Feser CEO Compensation , Compensation , Talent Management February 3 2012
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Compensation Negotiation: It’s Not Just About How Much You’ll Make

There are many things to consider when negotiating an employment agreement — and salary is just one of them. If you don’t consult an attorney, you may put yourself in a vulnerable position and leave money on the table. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Jon Vegosen CEO Compensation , CEO Life May 27 2011
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Future of CEO Compensation

Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington lawyer who’s stepping down this summer as Special Master for Executive Compensation (aka Pay Czar) to administer the $20 billion British Petroleum fund, offered his insights on the executive pay debate at Chief Executive’s CEO2GOV Summit. To follow are excerpts from his presentation.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Compensation September 16 2010

Cerberus Operating and Advisory Company CEO Bob Nardelli: Secrets of an Operational CEO

The Essence of a Sound Recovery Strategy is Operationalizing One’s Strategy and Resourcing it with Top Talent.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Compensation , CEO Interviews , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales , Strategy January 20 2010
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America’s Highest Paid CEOs

Chief executives at public companies are often rewarded with handsome salaries and bonuses, and often to the outrage of the public. Here is a list of the 100 highest-paid CEOs from Forbes as of March 25, 2011.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Compensation , CEO Life September 29 2011
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Top 100 CEO Pay Packages Among Public Companies

Here is a list of the top 100 CEOs and their pay packages according to public record. The top three CEOs all made more than $70 million in one year alone.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Compensation , CEO Life September 29 2011

Apple’s new CEO gets an extra million shares (worth $383 million)

Shortly after Steve Jobs stepped down from Apple’s helm and Timothy Cook was named the successor at the end of August, Cook was gifted with one million shares of Apple’s stock, which is currently worth almost $400 million. But Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world — and recently even overtook ExxonMobil as the largest company. What are the implications of Apple’s compensation policy, and will this bonus incentivize Cook to stay for the long haul?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Compensation September 22 2011
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Media Wrong About CEO Compensation

Most CEOs earn nowhere near the compensation of their public company counterparts, according to the results of an exclusive Chief Executive Group study of 789 CEOs of privately held companies, which represent the overwhelming majority of firms in the economy.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Compensation , CEO Life , Compensation , Talent Management September 19 2011

Most CEOs Aren’t Overpaid

Despite the headlines, the vast majority of CEOs don’t take home anything close to the $9.0 million that the average S&P 500 company CEO did in 2010. According to a new research report from Chief Executive Group, the average private company CEO with at least $5 million in revenues had a total compensation package of $1.3 million, with a median of $405,000.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Compensation July 21 2011

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