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Business Chiefs Continue to be Concerned About the Growth of the U.S. Economy

Writing question about 2015 on graph

There’s no doubt that the U.S. economy continues to grow, but CEOs and other business leaders hesitate to have faith in the trend. A handful of countervailing factors—including stock-market gyrations, the cooling of the Chinese economy, war, an early and unpredictable presidential- election campaign and other disconcerting developments—are telling them not to rely too much of their decision-making on growth that is wheezing, at best.

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“The Data-Enabled CEO”- 5 Steps to Turn Data Insights into Competitive Business Advantages

Today’s CEOs face a host of complex business challenges, including how to harness disparate streams of data to generate pragmatic insights and deliver increased profitability. The difficulty CEOs face is not in obtaining the data, but in determining how to effectively use it in order to make intelligent business decisions and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Celebrating the 2015 CEO of the Year: Boeing’s Jim McNerney


See photo gallery below. Once a year, a selection committee comprised of business leaders meets to tackle a difficult feat—selecting a CEO whose vision, business acumen and success in delivering sustained performance serve as an inspiration to his or her peers. RHR International CEO Tom Saporito, who serves the selection committee in an advisory capacity, has likened this process to choosing the best athlete from a ...

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Women Executives Are Monitoring and Analyzing Mayer’s Maternity-Leave Decision

Marissa Mayer has been shaking things up since she became CEO of Yahoo in 2012. Sometimes she causes waves with how she’s trying to lead the once-pioneering tech brand back to its old relevance. And sometimes—as now—Mayer is the subject of controversy over how she handles the very public intersection between her private life and as a mother and her position as a leading icon of female CEOs.

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How to Overcome Your Aversion to Risk and Eliminate the Status Quo

If you want anything other than status quo, the freedom to risk is essential. Executives who lead outside the status quo create new market engagement, valuable innovation, stronger customer relationships and above-industry growth. Conversely, risk aversion can impact the bottom line in striking ways. A 2012 study by Duke University's Fuqua School of Business found that companies spend more to compensate a risk-averse CEO through incentive plans.

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