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How CEOs Can Become “Superfans” for Their Company

Football season is upon us, and those of us who love the game are now blocking out time on Sunday afternoons, Monday nights and even Thursday evenings to focus on our favorite sport. As the cameras pan the stadium during a game, it’s easy to spot the superfans: they wear their favorite jerseys, paint their faces and cheer nonstop, displaying their passion for all to see.

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Fast-Food CEOs Are Caught in Perfect Storm of Woes

If you think you’ve got problems, maybe you should be running a fast-food company these days. The challenges faced by CEOs and brand owners and franchisees in the quick-serve-restaurant (QSR) business begin with disinterested customers, stretch to striking workers, include problems with products and positioning, and extend to increasingly formidable competition, along with increasing pressure from legislation.

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How to Anticipate Trends to Ensure Business Success

CEOs are not equipped to forecast the future direction of their industry. In fact, in our recent assessment of nearly 25,000 respondents across 175 countries, we found that predicting competitors’ potential moves and likely reactions to new products or initiatives ranks weakest among strategic behaviors. And out of six key elements of strategic leadership, the “ability to anticipate” consistently ranks at the bottom.

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