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Barra Episode Illustrates Fallout of ‘Leaning In’ Movement

Sheryl Sandberg may have prompted a new conversation across business about “leaning in,” but surely the Facebook COO and champion of female CEOs everywhere didn’t actually mean to create a silly season for gender-policing pundits. There are lessons here for companies that sincerely try to elevate women executives.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy February 23 2014

Avoid Having All Your Computer Files Taken Hostage

Cyber crime has gone pro, but many CEOs have not quite realized its true impact. Since September 2013, a new wave of cyber crime has taken off called, “Cryptolocker.” Here’s how to go about avoiding this latest threat.

Stu Sjouwerman CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology February 23 2014

Lean Production’s Next Frontiers and How CEOs Can Benefit

Lean is one of the biggest management ideas of the past 50 years, says McKinsey’s Ewan Duncan and Ron Ritter in the current issue of the McKinsey Quarterly. It may have started in assembly plants and other factory settings but it has moved into services ranging from retailing and healthcare to financial services, IT, and even the public sector. How might CEOs outside of manufacturing apply some of these insights to their companies?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Manufacturing , Operations February 23 2014

What Governors Say About Their States Best/Worst Ranking

Keeping and chasing jobs remains a top priority for America’s governors. Chief Executive sought responses from governors on how their states are ranked in the 2013 version of the magazine’s increasingly influential annual, “Best States / Worst States for Business” ranking. To vote in the 2014 survey click on this link : Best/Worst Survey

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , CEO Briefing Newsletter , Operations February 23 2014

Recruiter “Faces” Talent for Big Companies Worldwide

Pinstripe was doing the important hiring for major U.S. brands; now, combined with Ochre House, it is helping clients worldwide.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company , Talent Management February 23 2014

10 Best Companies for Executive Women and What CEOs Can Do to Develop Women Leaders

The percentage of board seats occupied by women among those ranked increased for the second consecutive year. AstraZeneca. EY, and General Mills top the list. General Motors recently named its first female CEO – although there was controversy over her “gendered” salary. The experience of Deloitte LLP offers guidance to CEOs on how to retain talented women leaders by incorporating flexibility into one’s culture.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management February 16 2014

5 Disruptions that Come with 3-D Printing

Additive manufacturing –3-D Printing–is evolving so fast, that CEOs and others may find themselves unprepared for five disruptions that will accompany it. Here’s what to expect.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Operations , Technology February 16 2014

A Not-So-Simple Challenge for Your CFO

“What is the cost of a proposed strategic initiative?” Think you already know the answer? Not so fast. Sometimes the indirect costs are larger than at first thought. Here’s one way to help sort it out.

N. Dean Meyer CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership , Talent Management February 16 2014

5 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a New Private Equity CEO

Are you ready to become a private equity CEO? Spencer Stuart’s Eric Leventhal undertook an informal canvas multinational companies, coupled with interviews of seven PE partners who are also all mid-market investors across multiple sectors. While each firm’s strategies differ there is a common environment—and pitfalls first time PE CEOs should be aware of.

Eric Leventhal CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy February 16 2014

B2B Furniture Giant Adjusts to Slow-growth Economy

Dick Resch has built a titan in the contract-furniture business, but growth is problematic in directionless U.S. economy.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company February 16 2014

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