Culture

Lessons Learned About Risk-Taking from a Marijuana CEO

Pot is still illegal in most U.S. states, carries a certain negative stigma and remains the fodder of organized crime gangs. But that didn't stop Hadley Ford, a former investment banker and founder of cancer-treatment company ProCure, from plunging into the industry headlong.

To Understand Millennials, Think Lifecycle, Not Generation

Countless words have been written about the idiosyncrasies of the Millennial generation.

An Empathetic Workforce Doesn’t Just Feel Good. It Works Well.

“As companies seek to identify, hire and train the next generation of leaders for the digital age, they are faced with a host of transformative changes that are no longer just on the horizon,” says George Brooks, EY Americas Leader, People Advisory Services.

The Importance of a Philanthropic Culture in Securing Employee Retention

Alan Meltzer, CEO of The Meltzer Group, is a strong believer in giving back—and fostering the philanthropic spirit. Along with his wife, Amy, Meltzer launched the Meltzer Group Employee Giving Fund in 2005 as a way to increase giving to local nonprofits and to build a stronger philanthropic culture within his 30-year-old company.

How CEOs Can Help Improve Productivity by Keeping Employees Happy

It sounds simple: When people enjoy what they're doing, they tend to do it better.

8 Characteristics of Great Teams, in Sports and Business

Long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor turned business consultant Don Yaeger studies high performers in sports for lessons in business leadership. Recently he conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the greatest team-builders in sports and business. From those interviews he wrote “Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently.”  He spoke with Chief Executive about how great coaches develop championship organizations.

3 Reasons to Update Your Core Values

Ever since Jim Collins and Jerry Porras published “Built to Last” in 1994, Fortune 500 companies have been proudly proclaiming their core values to the world. Core values, when done right, should be the company’s backbone and guiding light. They are what companies are built on and live by, and the generally held belief is that they should never be changed! You create them, test them and then you are married to them for life.

How an “Emotional Connection” with Customers is Helping Companies Win the Battle for Organic...

While CEOs of S&P 500 companies are overwhelmingly seeing tepid revenue growth and declining profits, a few highly innovative companies are successfully accelerating organic growth by building emotional connections with customers.

3 Ways to Create a Data-Driven Digital Enterprise Culture

Executives and marketers alike often throw around terms like “data-driven” and “company culture”—just not in the same sentence. Today, the behaviors reinforced by a company’s culture aren’t consistently followed when it comes to employees’ use and management of data, and that poses a major challenge.

One Mid-Market Firm’s Secrets to Creating the Ultimate Work Culture

Ultimate Software is a fast-growing provider of human-resources software and payroll solutions, so the Weston, Fla.-based company should know a lot about dealing with employees.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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