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How 11 CEOs Unplug and Power Down

Sometimes, CEOs just need to get away from it all—take a real break from the meetings, decisions, annoyances and confrontations that it takes to run a company. They benefit by ending  up refreshed and thinking more clearly. Whether it’s for five minutes or two weeks, company chiefs have come up with a variety of ways to do it, but their varied methods all amount to the same goal: going incommunicado.

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5 Ways to Exercise Humility for Optimal Leadership

It’s little surprise that CEOs these days are demonstrating doses of humility. Between intensifying competition, a stubbornly slow-growing economy and an increasing number of CEOs publicly apologizing for their companies’ mistakes, the realities of business are laying many of them low. And many business chiefs firmly believe the best way to adapt, overcome and grow is from a foundation of humility.

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs a Patent Strategy

The patent system has gotten a pretty poor reputation of late, especially among businesses that have been targeted by patent trolls hoping to extort a quick settlement from them. But CEOs and other senior executives should remember that even if the occasional troll can game the system to extort an innocent business, patents themselves—and a strategy for how to employ them to achieve critical business objectives—are often essential to a company’s success.

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