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How to Get the Most Out of Your CMO

At a time of crucial developments in customer data and social media, marketing chiefs are collaborating in new ways with the rest of the C-suite.

Fran Hawthorne CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales November 4 2013

What Every CEO Can Learn from Oracle’s Larry Ellison on Building Great Companies

An executive who worked for Larry Ellison for 11 years commencing 1983 distills the Oracle founder’s key to its growth and success: The ability to select and recruit exceptionally talented and capable management leaders. Here’s how he does it.

Igor Sill CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 1 2013

6 Lessons from the HealthCare.gov Debacle

There is some irony in the fact that an administration recognized for having run the most digitally savvy political campaigns in history, should now be shipwrecked on the rocks of technical difficulties. One can certainly empathize with the president’s predicament regarding the failures of the new HealthCare.gov website, and there are a number of lessons to be learned here.

David Heitman CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 1 2013

Meet the Mid-Market CEO Award Winners

Since 1986, Chief Executive has honored outstanding CEOs with its annual Chief Executive of the Year award, a peer-driven award that has honored many extraordinary leaders, from Jack Welch and Bill Gates to Ann Mulcahy of Xerox and David Cote of Honeywell. Over the years, judges have tended to favor leaders of large, complex companies. Chief Executive felt it was time to honor outstanding, mid-market companies that deserve recognition. These enterprises are the backbone of the economy, generate tremendous growth and often become major, global firms in their own right.

JP Donlon Leadership & Strategy , Mid-Market Company October 28 2013

The Five Guiding Principles of Transforming Company Culture

A global PwC Pulse Survey recently revealed that 97 percent of CEOs see innovation as a top priority for their business. The data also shows a stark contrast in how these chief executives view their role as it relates to innovation from just three years ago when only 12 percent of CEOs said they were leading the charge on related strategies. Recognizing that the CEO is the backbone of innovation, a Sunnyvale, CA tech CEO outlines his approach reinforcing values and commitment.

John Kispert CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy October 27 2013

What CEOs Should Know About the Impact of Predictive Analytics on Staff Development and the Bottom Line

Is your organization using predictive analytics to improve the development of your staff, and then linking this data to business performance? If not, it is time to consider the question with some seriousness, because predictive analytics is already being used in your organization in the areas of sales, operations and finance. Using it in the context of fostering learning and development within the organization can create competitive advantage.

Kent Barnett and John Mattox CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy October 27 2013

How CEOs Can Use Quiet Influence to Get Results

A business leader need not act like Indiana’s Bobby Knight to be the ultimate influencer, communicate his vision and inspire people to get on board. In fact, the opposite may be true. Often introverted leaders exercise their quiet influence in ways that prompt new ways of thinking, challenge the status quo and inspire others to move forward. Here’s how some CEOs have borrowed from the introvert’s playbook to elevate their effectiveness.

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy October 27 2013

Does Your Organizational Chart Stifle Innovation?

Sometimes the chain of command, what Vanderbilt professor Dave Owens calls the “hierarchy of no,” can get in the way of generating great ideas that can advance bold initiatives. Rhode Island based Rite-Solutions, an engineering software and IT solutions company, came up with a compelling way to deal with this challenge.

David Burkus CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy October 18 2013

Six Customer Experience Lessons from the Government Shutdown

The recent government shutdown resulted in hundreds of thousands of furloughed government employees, closed national parks and barricaded monuments, limited food inspections, and, gasp, no panda cam at the National Zoo! Every news channel and political pundit has given their perspective on why the shutdown was bad for our country. But, what lessons can leaders reinforce with their teams? Here are six.

Brad Smith CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy October 18 2013

How to Combat Cybersmears and Online Attackers

You find your computer buzzing about a new, anonymous “gripe” or “hate” website trashing your company, using your trademarks and confidential information. Before you follow your instincts to fight back, consider some important steps, both to do—and not do.

Gregory W. Herbert CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy October 18 2013

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