Performance

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.

As a Bumper Earnings Season Wraps Up, Outlook Sours

Companies boosted profits in the first quarter, but their outlook statements had a bearish tone and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is warning of a tougher Q2.

Recession Predictions, One by a Robot, Temper CEO Bullishness

Goldman Sachs says there's a 31% chance of a recession by early 2019. A new AI forecaster agrees.

CEOs Who Visit the White House Enjoy a Sizable Share-Price Bump

Keeping companies sitting on the sidelines could end up being very costly, new research reveals.

Sears CEO Backs Legacy Retail with Another Personal Investment

The once-dominant department store chain's travails are emerging as a litmus test for the challenges facing retailing CEOs.

Last Time a Depression Came: FedEx CEO Warns on Protectionism as Trump, Xi Plan...

Fred Smith estimates free trade saves American families $12,000 a year and is confident that Trump and Xi can find some common ground at their planned U.S. meeting.

CEO Confidence Jumps Dramatically as Faith in Trump, Economy Builds

Members of the Business Roundtable, America's biggest CEO peer group, had initially reacted with caution to Donald Trump's election. But something appears to have changed in the last few months.

Invest in your Employees or Else: BlackRock’s Larry Fink Puts CEOs on Notice

Each year, the CEO of the world's biggest fund manager writes a letter to other CEOs to keep them on their toes.

How to Increase your WCI Score

Use EVA and the EVA Margin and EVA Momentum ratio statistics to assess profitability, profitable growth and wealth-creation. Pay managers bonuses at all levels for increasing EVA and give...

Data Analytics Helps Mid-Marketers Overcome Challenges and Boost Performance

As mid-market companies face a growing number of challenges, many are using data analytics to reduce their struggles and boost performance.
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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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