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Soldiers to Software Engineers: How One Company Transitioned Heroes Into Corporate America

It’s truly astonishing that many of our most accomplished military veterans will return home to face one more battle: That of successfully transitioning into the civilian workforce. According to the Labor Department, the current unemployment rate for veterans is 6 percent, and 650,000 are jobless.

Joe Cowan HR/Employee Strategies July 25 2014

5 Simple Mistakes Even Experienced CEOs Make

Albert Einstein famously said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Making mistakes in the process of innovating is necessary to gain new knowledge. But the mentality of “mistakes are necessary” should not extend to knowledge we already have about good management practices.

Jeremy Eden and Terri Long Leadership & Strategy July 25 2014

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

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