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6 Key Traits of an Ethical Leader

The most important trait of ethical leadership is the ability to stop and think. A pause provides a fortress of composure amid the chaos of our constant activity, allowing us to make sense of all the stimuli, differentiating and determining an appropriate response. Here are 5 more traits of an ethical leader.

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A CEO Blueprint: What to Do if Your Company Is Cyberattacked

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Since the Target breach more than a year ago, we at Chief Executive have gone to great lengths to make it clear to CEOs that cybersecurity is now their responsibility. We’ve emphasized that they need to be fully up to speed on their company’s protective capabilities and emergency response plan, to ensure the systems are strong enough to keep hackers out and to ensure that they themselves can adequately answer all questions on the topic from board members, shareholders and the media, both during quiet times as well as after an attack. This article is a thorough blueprint that can help fulfill both those goals by fast-tracking CEOs’ cybersecurity learning process.

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CEO POV: Has Marissa Mayer Saved Yahoo?

“There is no one in the world like Marissa Mayer,” writes Nicholas Carlson in his book, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo. In covering Yahoo for Business Insider, Carlson discovered that the demand for stories on this Wisconsin-born former Google executive, who once aspired to be a schoolteacher, was almost insatiable. He admits that he was equally fascinated by her, so he wrote a book about her and the predicament she faces in reviving one of the Internet’s earliest start-ups. In this Q&A with Carlson, JP Donlon walks through the findings in his book and Carlson's opinions of what is going right and what's going wrong at Yahoo.

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Fighting Back: The 6-Step Strategy Liam McGee, Former CEO of The Hartford, Used to Keep an Activist Investor at Bay

Any time an activist investor goes after your company, it’s a crisis. When Paulson & Company went after The Hartford and pushed it to split the company in two, the CEO and board members were shocked. But they were able to turn the crisis into an opportunity by following a few key behaviors. Here, in his own words, is former CEO Liam McGee's success story.

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8 Characteristics of a CEO With a Great Reputation

What the public thinks of a company’s CEO drives much of what they think of the company itself and has a lot to do with determining the company’s market value. So for the sake of the enterprise they oversee, company chiefs should spend more time cultivating their own, personal “reputation premium.”

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