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Since 1977, Chief Executive has been the independent voice of the CEO community, helping America's business leaders tackle their most pressing issues and plan for future growth.


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How To Make Better Decisions

Understanding how and why people think the way they do will help you with everything from customer service to evaluating mergers and strategic initiatives. Takeaways from a life of study.

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Talking About That Generation

Balance, purpose, opportunities for advancement—what Gen Zers want is hardly unique. The difference may be that they won’t settle for anything less. Company leaders share their approaches to understanding and delivering what

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    AI Workshop: Human Resources & Staff Training

    3:00 pm

    Use AI more effectively—and safely—in your people functions

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    AI Workshop: Sales & Marketing

    3:00 pm

    Understand how AI can make your sales and marketing efforts far more impactful

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Five Steps To (Much Better) Strategy Meetings

Nothing drives team performance up more than the quality of its deep-dive meetings, but without a good playbook, those meetings can devolve into unproductive shouting matches—or worse, have people nodding off. Five steps to making the most of this precious time.

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    CEO Poll: Where Is AI Really Adding Value?

    Touted as a game-changer, generative AI has so far prompted more questions than it has answers. As companies continue to explore the tech and its use cases, Chief Executive Research took a look at how America’s businesses are approaching AI and where they’re finding a payoff.

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    Strategic Planning Workshop

    1:00 - 5:00 pm

    Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

    Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

    1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
    2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
    3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


    Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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    Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

    2:00 - 5:00 pm

    Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

    Limited space available.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

    Golf Outing

    10:30 - 5:00 pm
    General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
    Sponsored by UBS

    General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

    The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.