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Is U.S. Manufacturing on the Mend?

Does manufacturing have to take place on our own shores in order for the U.S. to have an innovative and competitive economy? There is no ready or simple answer.

JP Donlon Editor's Note July 9 2014

The New CEO Equation: Solving for X and Y

They’re under 40, leading $1 billion-plus companies and largely untested by adversity. What does the future hold for Gen X and Y CEOs?

Dr. Thomas J. Saporito Leadership , Personal Effectiveness July 8 2014

Steve Bradshaw’s Oklahoma Story

Over the last two decades, while scores of other regional banks struggled or were snapped up by nationals, BOK Financial has quietly thrived, expanding its operations from 20 branches within Oklahoma to nine West South Central states.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews July 8 2014

Conflict Minerals Are Creating Compliance Challenges

If you are one of 6,000 U.S. CEOs whose company uses raw minerals in your products, it’s time to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act.

Dale Buss Global Business , Governance , Manufacturing July 7 2014

New Data Helps Manufacturers Determine Where to Expand

The 2014 Manufacturing and Logistic Report gave Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Oregon and South Carolina an “A” for manufacturing health, while five states received Fs and 10 received Ds.

Lynn Russo Whylly Manufacturing July 7 2014

Manufacturing Is on the Rise Across 15 Sectors

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM’s) New Orders Subindex rose slightly—from 56.9 in May to 58.9 in June. The increase was subtle on a month-over-month basis, but of more significance, it was the highest reading since December.

Lynn Russo Whylly Manufacturing July 7 2014

Lessons in Corporate Culture From General Motors

The current series of quality issues that have resulted in the deaths of drivers of GM cars highlights a number of challenges in corporate culture and ethics for CEOs.

Bob Donnelly Change Leadership , Innovation , Leadership July 7 2014

Should Other CEOs Follow Tesla’s Musk and Open Their Patents?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has shaken up the auto industry again, this time by announcing that Tesla Motors will let other companies use its patents. The move has other CEOs wondering if this a strategy they would benefit from.

Dale Buss Manufacturing July 7 2014

A CEO Checklist for Adopting Real-Time Pricing

For generations, we have lived in a world of static pricing, which, by its nature, has translated into losses of customers when prices are set too high and losses of profits when prices are set too low. In response, adjusting prices in real time to reflect continuous changes in consumer demand and underlying supply costs has become increasingly common.

Alok Gupta and John Parker Dealmaking/Negotiations , Marketing & Sales , Profitability/Growth July 7 2014

1-800-Flowers’ Second Blooming

Jim McCann talks about sowing the seeds for future growth at a mature company.

Jennifer Pellet Innovation , Marketing & Sales July 7 2014

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