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M&A Alert High as $7.5B Bid Marks End of an Era for Panera Bread’s...

The acquisition comes amid suggestions that retailing CEOs should be prepared for more deal activity this year as companies scale up to combat pressure on margins.

Perhaps it’s Time to Call a School Teacher: Dimon Tells CEOs

The head of JPMorgan has provided some practical advise to business leaders who share his determination to tackle America's skill shortage.

Food-Fighting CEO Raises Specter of Past Failures

Chipotle and Panera's leaders made counterclaims about the quality of their products, raising the question of whether it's a good idea to pan a competitor.

Investment Professionals More Confident on Economy than CEOs

Almost half of the world's investment professionals are upbeat, a new survey shows, striking a contrast to the more modest levels of optimism expressed by CEOs.

Union Membership Hits All-Time Low, Though State-Based Discrepancies Remain

America's union membership rates has halved over the past three decades to reach new lows, crunched by a decline in the manufacturing sector.

Oil CEOs Celebrate as Trump Approves Controversial Pipelines

When Donald Trump said he would use his first 100 days in office to boost the fossil fuel sector he certainty meant it.

Incident Management: What the Board Needs to Know  

Imagine an incident occurs at a competitor, resulting in an immediate decline in market cap and an increase in regulatory focus on your industry.

If You Want to Hire Millennials, You Must Understand How They Want to Work...

Leaders are increasingly focusing on the millennial generation. Gallup, research-based, performance-management consultancy, recently completed a study of how this generation’s attitudes and preferences are...

3 Traits of Best-in-Class Leaders: On the Battlefield and in the Corner Office

By John Michel I have long been fascinated by the traits and characteristics of successful leaders. As I reflect on more than two decades of leading...

American Surveillance Now Threatens American Business

A new study finds that a vast majority of Americans trust neither the government nor tech companies with their personal data.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

MARK VERGNANO: How He Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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