CEOs in the News

CEO Pay-Ratio Disclosure Rule’s Lifespan Looks Short

A rule requiring companies to disclose how CEOs' compensation compares with that of the rank and file has been put up for review, a welcome development for critics concerned it imposed too heavy a regulatory burden.

Tiffany CEO Replaced after Trump Tower Rush Hurts Sales

While the jury's still out on how helpful Donald Trump will be to American CEOs, at least one has already suffered from his election—though in an inadvertent way.

Flexibility Now Coveted by Most Job Seekers, Stretching CEOs’ Capabilities

Ask any person today if they'd be interested in doing freelance work and, more often than not, the answer would be yes.

Airline CEOs Test Rex Tillerson on Trade

From one CEO to another. That'll be the way many businesses might see lobbying for change with the State Department, now that former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is in charge.

Cash Versus Cachet: Why CEOs of the Best Companies Get Paid Less

If given a choice between leading one of America's most prestigious companies and one of the rest, you'd think the answer would be a no-brainer. But gracing the resume with a much-admired employer could come at a cost: of around $500,000.

Will Uber’s Kalanick be the First and Last CEO to Quit Trump’s Advisory Council?

Travis Kalanick's decision to quit Donald Trump's economic advisory council on the eve of its first meeting was hardly a good look for the president, though it appears unlikely that any of the other 18 members will follow the Uber CEO's lead—at least not in the near future.

Stakes High for CEOs on Eve of Trump Travel Ban Showdown

Tonight could be a nervy one for the up to 19 current or former CEOs due to meet with Donald Trump on Friday, with the president's immigration ban potentially prompting a healthy, or maybe not so healthy, clash of opinions.

A Stock Market CEO is Being Probed for Insider Trading

Authorities have confirmed that the head of one of the world's biggest stock exchanges is under investigation for possible insider trading.

CEOs Increasingly Targeted by Activist Investors, but they’re also Increasingly Ready

The influence of activist investors such as Elliot Management and Starboard Value has been growing since the global financial crisis, as shareholders became frustrated with meager returns and conservative management decisions.

Apple’s Tim Cook Joins CEOs Mulling Legal Action Over Immigration Ban

Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the ranks of tech CEOs considering legal action over Donald Trump's immigration ban, potentially putting at risk any recent progress he's made with the president over local manufacturing requirements and regulatory relief.
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3rd Annual CEO Talent Summit
October 25-26, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Leadership Summit featuring Jim Collins
November 2-3, 2017
Denver, Colorado

CEO2CEO Summit: Leading Change—Growth | Innovation | Talent | Tech
December 7, 2017
New York, NY
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CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.


CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.