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Women CEO Appointments Are on the Rise

Just 3% of this year’s incoming CEOs are women, but that number is expected to increase, resulting in about one-third of all CEOs being women by 2040. These are key findings from Strategy&’s 2013 Chief Executive study, which looked at trends of incoming and outgoing women CEOs over the last 10 years.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership May 2 2014

The Mulally Effect: How to Achieve a Smooth CEO Succession

The coming succession of Ford CEO Alan Mulally by current COO Mark Fields in July—which was announced on Thursday—has had its ups and downs. But its relatively smooth path has lots of company chiefs and would-be CEOs admiring how the whole thing has been handled, and wishing and hoping they can do the same.

Dale Buss Leadership May 2 2014

A Strong Succession Plan Leads to Strong Success

Having a clear succession plan for top leadership is vital for keeping any large or mid-sized organization running smoothly without interruption.

ChiefExecutive.net Succession Planning April 25 2014

4 Ways CEOs Successfully Influence Decisions

There are several proven strategies to help CEOs influence potential partners, clients, board members or executives of companies you may be looking to acquire. Applying these suggestions will help you secure agreement from the other party ethically without resorting to more manipulative approaches.

Mark Pastin CEO Briefing Newsletter , Personal Effectiveness April 25 2014

How to Create Market Domination Through Innovation

Innovation is a combination of years of hard work and trusting your gut instinct. But your company’s success is only as good as your last product. How do you keep innovation going for decades, as Apple has done with iPods, iPhones and iPads? We scoured the online universe and found four ideas from experts who are leading the way.

ChiefExecutive.net Innovation April 25 2014

Chart of the Week: Are CEOs Overestimating Their Company’s Ability to Execute Strategy?

Just 39 percent of CEOs and board leaders believe their divisional and department leaders can drive successful strategy execution.

ChiefExecutive.net Strategy April 25 2014

5 Ways to Find Your Low-Hanging Fruit Growth Opportunities

CEOs are often far removed from the thousands of processes carried out every day across the complex organizations they lead, resulting in easy growth opportunities missed. These opportunities can be uncovered using five key capabilities: problem-solving skills, cross-unit collaboration, fast decision making, strong implementation skills and real accountability.

Jeremy Eden and Terri Long Leadership April 18 2014

10 Tips for Making a Successful Acquisition

Mark Zuckerberg’s acquisition of Oculus only took three and a half days. Your acquisitions will likely not be as quick or as easy, but there are ways to cut out some of the red tape and ensure they will be just as fruitful as Facebook’s.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership & Strategy , Strategy April 18 2014

Are You Better at Being a Leader or a Manager?

Lean too far in either direction and you will put your organization at risk. Understand the risks and mitigate them as quickly as possible.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership April 18 2014

4 New Rules for Global Business Success

In his new e-book, Re-Think: A Path to the Future, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano predicts that traditional multinational firms will cease to exist and will eventually be replaced by globally integrated enterprises. These GIEs will locate departments not only in different states but even in different countries, wherever the most appropriate talent resides.

Lynn Russo Whylly Business Intelligence , Global Business , Innovation April 16 2014

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