Sort by: Article Title Contributor Topic Date

The Pension Pickle

In addition to budget crises and high unemployment rates, serious pension problems loom for the US. States now face a $3 trillion-plus shortfall in state pension plan funds. Unable to hire new employees, CEOs are increasingly reliant on contract workers; this just results in depressed employment and loss of payroll taxes for states that desperately need revenue.

ChiefExecutive.net Global Business , Governance/Compliance , North America June 13 2011
rip-280-220

A National Addiction to Deficit Spending

If you can afford a lobbyist and make campaign contributions, you can be immune from the tax collector and be assured your special interests receive federal funding. So how will this pattern of leadership affect Americans? Some warn that the dollar might fall even more sharply in value.

Ronald R. Pollina Election Center , Global Business , Governance/Compliance May 19 2011
main-street-280-220

Legacy Main Street Solution Proposed for Wall Street

As required by the Dodd-Frank legislation, the US Treasury established the Office of Financial Research (OFR). This organization is focused on regulating financial infrastructure and imposing identification systems on corporations. The OFR must choose its approach by mid-July, so it’s about time to start figuring out how new regulations could affect your company.

Allan D. Grody and Timothy P. Smucker Governance/Compliance , Regulatory May 17 2011

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
compensation-280-220

The New UK Bribery Act: A Legal Minefield for CEOs

New UK law, the harshest anti-corruption legislation ever enacted, poses serious legal risks for corporate officers and directors regardless of nationality or domicile. Timothy Ashby outlines the new law and lets CEOs know how to stay in compliance.

Timothy Ashby Global Business , Governance/Compliance , Legal May 6 2011

Shop Smart for Payroll Providers

As your head count grows, so do payroll hassles. Many companies look to outside vendors to handle payroll responsibilities when it becomes too much to handle in-house. Morey Stettner provides guidance on when and where to outsource.

Morey Stettner Governance/Compliance May 2 2011

Navigating the Brave New World of Shareholder Activism

A new public database, ProxyMonitor.com, that tracks shareholder proposals among large companies shows distinct patterns in union-driven activism.

James R. Copland Boards of Directors , CEO Compensation March 30 2011
maybe-jeff-can-do-it

Maybe Jeff Can Do It

Since Chief Executive published its previous issue’s cover story on why CEOs are fed up with Washington, President Obama signaled a possible attitudinal shift, with the appointment of GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt to head the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The new group replaces an advisory board headed by Paul Volker that the President established just after he took office.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance , Regulatory March 14 2011
ceo-worth

What’s Your CEO Really Worth?

Why board members should know the value of their CEO.

Theo Vermaelen Boards of Directors March 4 2011
enabling-risk-intelligenet-1

Enabling the Risk Intelligent Enterprise

A downturn makes taking risk more daunting than ever—and more necessary.

C.J. Prince Boards of Directors , Governance/Compliance , Risk Management/Insurance February 23 2011

CEO Leadership Insights

Sign up now to receive your free CEO Briefing. Delivered weekly, this e-newsletter provides CEOs with valuable insights on leadership, strategy, growth and much more.