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Developing Your Future Smart Workforce

How CEOs are solving the shortage of young, skilled workers threatening manufacturing gains.

William J. Holstein HR/Employee Strategies July 28 2014

Healing the Pain Points of Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants. “The trick is to start small by evaluating your current plant to determine where there are problems meeting performance objectives,” explains Don Busiek, general manager of manufacturing software at GE Intelligent Platforms.

Russ Banham Smart Manufacturing July 28 2014

3 Ways Businesses Can Make an Impact in Their Communities

Companies wield a lot of power; particularly in their local communities. They have the means to financially influence people without spending a lot of money and can influence others to do the same.

John Hope Bryant Social Responsibility/Policies July 25 2014

CEOs Weigh in on How to Fix a Troubled Company

Many of America’s biggest companies are struggling through some of the most difficult times in their histories—Campbell Soup, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods among them. But the most woebegone of all might be Sears.

Dale Buss Crisis Management , Finance , Turnaround Strategy July 25 2014

Chasing the Wrong Ad Goal: Why CEOs Should Care and How They Can Eliminate the Problem

CEOs: Your marketing department could be chasing after the wrong advertising objective—one of ad efficiency, which tracks the proverbial set of “eyeballs” rather than the sale.

Sean Cunningham Advertising July 25 2014

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

CEO Positions of the Week – 7/28/14

Find your next career move here. These companies are looking for experienced CEOs.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Positions July 25 2014

Regional Report: The West

A state-by-state look at what Western states have to offer businesses.

Warren Strugatch Economic Development 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

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