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$38 Million Turns into $1 Million: Stanford Finds the Real Value of Executive Compensation Packages

There are many ways to measure executive compensation packages, and in its paper, “What Does It Mean for an Executive to ‘Make’ $1 Million?” Stanford Graduate School of Business explores what CEOs really take home (not just what the media says they do). For example, in 2008 Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit took home over $38 million in reported compensation, but that translates to $2.9 million earned compensation, or just over $1 million in realized compensation.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Compensation December 29 2011

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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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

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

Are Boards on Way to Better Practices?

Stuart Spencer study indicates boards are mending their ways for better governance.

Fayazuddin A. Shirazi CEO Compensation October 22 2009

Banking and Pharma Sectors Report High CEO Turnover

Healthcare and biotechnology sectors closely follow. Majority of corporate boards adhere to succession planning. A CE Online analysis.

Fayazuddin A. Shirazi CEO Compensation May 13 2010

Bolstering Faltering CEO Reputation

Experts believe CEO reputation can improve only if CEOs admit their mistakes openly and, communicate more often with stakeholders and employees.

Fayazuddin A. Shirazi CEO Compensation January 12 2010

C-Suite Pay on the Decline

The impact of the financial meltdown has apparently taken a toll on C-level executive salaries with many of the C-Suite executives experiencing a considerable decline in their pay checks.

Fayazuddin A. Shirazi CEO Compensation July 27 2009

CEO Compensation Report 2011

Do companies really pay for performance? ChiefExecutive explores the questions that board compensation committees and shareholders are asking: how do you link short and long-term pay to performance while neither overpaying nor underpaying the CEO?

Russ Banham Boards of Directors , CEO Compensation , CEO Life , Governance , Governance/Compliance , Governance/Compliance May 17 2011

CEO Pay for Performance: Reality or Illusion

Fifty years ago CEO pay was primarily based on ‘pay for time’ (salary, benefits and perquisites — pay that is insensitive to individual or company performance. Over the last 50 years the design of executive pay in general and CEO pay in particular has shifted dramatically from ‘pay for time’ to ‘pay for performance’– cash incentive pay dependent on individual and company performance and equity pay (restricted stock and stock options) dependent on company stock price performance.

John W. Hamm CEO Compensation July 21 2009

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