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The Implications of the Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Decision on Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case has several implications for businesses that are just beginning to unfold, including one that affects the bottom line.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 3 2014

The Future of Manufacturing Is a Journey, Not a Destination, SMS Speakers Say

The concept of a never-ending journey, rather than an endpoint, serves as a powerful mantra for the U.S. manufacturing sector’s comeback.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 3 2014

What Smart Manufacturing Means to Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman

Excerpts from J.P. Donlon’s Interview With Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman at the Smart Manufacturing Summit

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 2 2014

How Bob Iger Remade the House That Walt Built

Even iconic brands need fixing from time to time. But instead of the easy fixes, Bob Iger played the long game by addressing Disney’s cultural issues head-on with a three-pronged strategy, making it a stronger, more profitable company with greater depth in its overall brand. The takeaway for CEOs is that, yes, culture—and persistence—matter.

JP Donlon CEO of the Year July 1 2014

Five Best Fun Cars for CEOs

You’ve worked long and hard and you deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Buying a fun, weekend car is one obvious way to do that. Never mind what they might think at the office. This is for your precious personal time. Once again, we have teamed up with car shopping website Edmunds.com and its Editor-in-Chief Scott Oldham to offer you an intelligent range of new or recently refreshed selections.

William J. Holstein with Scott Oldham Cars , CEO Life July 1 2014

2014 Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide

Chief Executive’s 2014 Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter June 26 2014

Study Ranks States on Softer Strategic Measures, but Can Those Measures Equate to Profitability?

A new study of how states can excel in the “new economy” attempts to turn on its head the conventional wisdom about what makes states attractive. And it ends up endorsing the business climates of many high-cost states while denigrating the pro-business credentials of many low-cost states.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States for Business 2014 June 26 2014

Southwest Airlines Puts Customers First and Generates Increased Profits as a Result

Southwest Airlines’ turnaround story serves as a great case study in how to get your employees to help you reduce costs without reducing service.

Colin D. Baird Strategy June 26 2014

How to Reignite Financial Performance by Empowering Your Employees

You’re halfway through the year and the company’s financial performance is below plan. You need to act! The most common response is to cut costs to improve the bottom line and/or fire or reassign a senior executive to create a sense of urgency. These actions create disruption and distraction at a time when the organization needs to be aligned and focused. There’s another approach.

Brian S. Cohen HR/Employee Strategies , Leadership , Strategy June 26 2014

Lessons Learned in the Firing of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney

The opening line of a recent Huffington Post article on American Apparel founder and CEO Dov Charney’s firing for misconduct really says it all: “The big question is … why his ousting didn’t happen long ago.”

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership , Succession Planning June 26 2014

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