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How to Restore Trust When Goals Aren’t Met

In light of the news that the U.S. Federal Reserve has rejected Citicorp’s request to increase dividends and buy back stock, CEO Mike Corbat is now in a difficult position. He not only has to find another way to turn the company around, he will also have to regain the trust of all stakeholders. And the latter, some experts say, is as critical as the former.

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Lessons for CEOs from Mary Barra’s Ordeal

General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s faced the firing squad during her two days of Congressional testimony last week on the ignition-switch recall fiasco. Now she has to figure out how to pivot to the future - by fixing the culture. It’s all about transparency and authenticity.

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Chevron CEO Shows Rewards of Standing up to Green Bullies

CEOs often opt to settle suits brought by environmentalists and other third parties against companies all around the world. Chevron CEO John Watson just demonstrated the potential rewards of sticking things out and fighting for ultimate justice rather than kowtowing to the rabid complaints of extreme progressives wanting to stick it to “big oil.”

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Glassdoor Reveals the Highest Rated CEOs for 2014

LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner, Ford Motor’s Alan Mulally and Edelman’s Richard Edelman take top honors among large companies. Intacct’s Robert Reid, Applied Predictive Technologies’ Anthony Bruce and Paylocity’s Steve Beauchamp led the way for small and mid-market size firms. The report also reveals which traits employees most value in their leaders.

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Business leaders, Millennials Agree on Worth of Sheepskin

There appears to be at least one thing new college graduates and established business leaders agree on these days: A college education is worth less and less in the job marketplace. Frustrated CEOs say colleges should do more to prepare students saying that merely having a degree doesn’t necessarily prepare them for the workforce.

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