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Should You Be Jumping on the ‘Higher Wage’ Bandwagon?

For CEOs who continue to look for signs that the U.S. economy is really in lift-off mode, new developments in wages are nudging them closer to becoming believers. There are more signs, both statistical and anecdotal, that American wages are on the rise, and some CEOs are actually leading that charge. Should you be part of that trend?

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For Better Results, Forget Stretch Goals and Lower the Bar

As you review last year’s business results, you’re likely working with your leadership team to help its members develop 2015 stretch goals for themselves and their organizations. However, since most executives think that goals motivate, they believe wrongly that a stretch goal has the added value of challenging people to do more than they otherwise would.

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The Bonus Round

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Non-cash rewards and more frequent recognition are attractive alternatives to the traditional, year-end practice of handing out cash bonuses, giving CEOs a new way to say “thank you” and reward top talent.

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Myths and Misrepresentations About Income Inequality

One of the main pillars supporting the income inequality debate has been found to be seriously flawed throwing doubt onto the claim that the rich are getting richer. In addition, there is much confusion in the public discourse when politicians talk about the wealthiest Americans. Income is not wealth -- and the whole tax controversy is about income taxes.

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Media Wrong About CEO Compensation

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Most CEOs earn nowhere near the compensation of their public company counterparts, according to the results of an exclusive Chief Executive Group study of 789 CEOs of privately held companies, which represent the overwhelming majority of firms in the economy.

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