Strategy

Mercedes USA CEO Dietmar Exler Discusses the Company’s U.S. Strategy for Success

Since being named president and CEO of the best-selling luxury brand in America in early 2016, Mercedes-Benz’s Dietmar Exler has emerged as an important spokesman for the premium-segment group, which also includes archrivals BMW and Audi.

How One CEO Finds Competitive Advantage Through Sustainability

Many U.S. manufacturers struggle to balance sustainability and the desire to make products at home with the need to reduce costs and boost their margins. Here's one that's succeeding.

CEO Confidence Slips, Survey Shows, as Window for Tax Reform Seen Closing

Confidence levels, however, are still more positive than negative as the economy continues to chug along.

Companies are Holding Off on M&A Amid Trump Policy Uncertainty

Second-quarter deal volumes in the U.S. have slumped to a four-year low, as the market awaits progress on the president's agenda.

Need a Productivity Boost? It Could be Time to Hire More Scientists

Scientists and engineers aren't just integral to a company's R&D efforts. They can boost productivity in other areas, too, according to a growing body of research.

Emissions Rule Upheld Creating Setback for Trump Proposal

The decision indicates the administration won't simply be able to delay Obama-era rules, subjecting their fate to more drawn out deliberations.

When Activists Come Hunting: How CEOs Should Respond

Shareholder activists have more and more heads on their wall—behold those of General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt and Uber’s Travis Kalanick, of the most recent vintage—and more CEOs and boards are focusing energy on how not to be their next victims.

CEOs are Doing a Lot to Boost the Digital IQ in U.S. Schools

Across America, CEOs and their companies are responding to the urgent need to overhaul the education system, because they want to continue to maintain the nation’s edge in digital tech.

Digital Transformation: How Companies Rethink, Retool and Reboot

The dynamics of the win-win that public-private partnerships can offer are clear: Faced with the need to embrace technological advances to stay competitive, companies...

Climate-Change Reporting Guidelines Released as Pressure on Business Lingers

More than 100 companies have pledged their support for the guidelines, which encourage managers to set emissions reductions targets.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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