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CEOs’ Top 4 Concerns for the Future

CEOs interviewed by Chief Executive cited 4 main areas of concern as they gaze into their crystal balls for 2017. This piece is a sidebar to the feature "CEO Outlook 2017," which you can access at the bottom, along with the roster of CEOs.

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9 Leadership Principles You Can Believe In

Trust your instincts. How many times have we heard this phrase as advice for leaders? We shouldn't deny the importance of leadership instincts, but at the same time, we also should view them with skepticism. Many of our “instincts” are actually habits that were formed over decades in many different environments.

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Navigating Leadership Shakeups is a Two-Way Street

New leaders invariably take on the top position with a picture of how they would change the status quo. Yet, from within the ranks, transition at the top can be scary and cast an air of uncertainty among legacy leadership and employees about processes, jobs and how the future direction of the organization could impact (and perhaps even threaten) their roles.

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How a Consumer Goods CEO Built a Post-Merger Executive Team

CEOs face all kinds of challenges when it comes to forming and maintaining an effective and cohesive leadership team. Trying to do so as the result of a merger during slack U.S. economic conditions is one of the most challenging situations of all.

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Auto CEOs Refuse to Wave a White Flag to Silicon Valley

Despite Silicon Valley’s aggressive attempts to take over, it’s way too early to give up on traditional global centers of the automotive industry for hosting the future era of the self-driven car.

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​​​What Employee-Centered and Employee-Owned Firms Can Offer Business Leaders

Most founders who want to empower their employees do it by selling their stock to an ESOP, which operates like a retirement trust fund and is regulated by the IRS and the Department of Labor. The number of worker-owned businesses in the U.S. is growing robustly, around 6% per year, and these businesses now account for about 12% of the private sector workforce.

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