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2014 “Leadership in American Manufacturing” Award

On Day One of the 2014 Smart Manufacturing Summit, May 20th in Peoria, Ill., Chief Executive’s CEO Marshall Cooper presented Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar, with the 2014 Leadership in American Manufacturing Award.

ChiefExecutive.net Operations , Smart Manufacturing July 23 2014

Value Creation in the Era of Smart, Connected Products

In 2012, for the first time, the number of devices connected to the Internet surpassed the total number of humans on the planet. By the end of the decade, predictions call for as many as 50 billion smart, connected devices.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing , Technology July 23 2014

Book Review: Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders

The author of this book, a social scientist, entrepreneur and consultant, starts out by unilaterally declaring that contemporary business leadership no longer works and needs to be replaced by “being-centered leadership.”

Joe Queenan Book Review July 22 2014

Book Review: Embrace the Chaos

Americans really love books about simplifying life. They honestly believe that life—and that includes corporate life—can be streamlined and rationalized to make things function more smoothly. You know, the way they do things in India.

Joe Queenan Book Review July 22 2014

CEO Positions of the Week – 7/21/14

Find your next career move. These companies are looking for new CEO leadership.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Positions July 18 2014

A Blueprint for Stemming a Corporate Culture Crisis

In struggling organizations, problems can arise and reinforce one another in a kind of tragic spiral. Among staff and management: silence, denial, blame, contempt, avoidance, turf protection, passivity and powerlessness often emerge and feed on each other.

Richard Metheny Change Leadership July 18 2014

Tracking the Pros and Cons of Increasing the Minimum Wage

The social and cultural drumbeat for higher minimum wages is picking up volume, but CEOs and business owners may want to listen to their own drummers on this issue.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 18 2014

Businesses Should Steer Clear of ‘Crony Capitalism’

Mid-market firms must have policies in place to ensure they are neither promoting nor bearing the brunt of governmental favoritism.

Dale Buss Governance , Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

First Time CEO? Here Are Some Tips to Help Make Your Transition Smooth

There’s a wealth of information available for new CEOs seeking leadership advice. Here are a few points I think are perfect for first-timers.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

The Secrets of Corporate Longevity

In an age when Microsoft can pile up tens of billions in cash in a little more than two decades, one might well argue that firms should live fast and—having served their purpose—die young. But more and more theorists now argue that companies with staying power tend to be market-success stories, as well.

William J. Holstein Leadership & Strategy July 17 2014

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