CEO INSIGHTS

Unfiltered Leadership In Times Of Crisis

We want leaders who speak to us directly, who are willing to tell us how things are going—even when they are not going well.

CFOs Optimistic About 2021 Economy, Inaugural Strategic CFO Confidence Index Finds 

Our new survey of more than 300 CFOs shows finance chiefs optimistic for the future—with some important caveats. 

Pandemic Pivots

Resilience doesn’t happen on its own. It takes leadership.

How To Partner With Schools To Close The Skills Gap

There’s no procedures manual for building public-private partnerships, but the learning that comes with success and failure illuminates the way forward. One CEO shares her experience.

BDO’s Wayne Berson: “We Needed To Become A 21st Century Powerhouse”

Having a long track record can certainly be a positive for a company, but legacy can also be an obstacle if the company isn't nimble enough to change Here's how one CEO did it right.

The 35th Annual CEO of the Year Celebration

Honoring Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, our 2020 CEO of the Year, and featuring conversations with Arne Sorenson, Marillyn Hewson, Michael Dell and more.

How We Train Business Leaders Needs To Change—And Higher Education Needs To Step Up

Current models of business education are preparing students for the world of the past, not the future. That has to change.
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4 Actions CEOs Can Take To Help Ensure Safe, Accessible, Credible Elections

These concrete steps will enable business leaders—from the CEOs of large firms to the owners of small enterprises—to protect their employees, customers and communities while assisting in a successful, credible election.

Brian Moynihan: ‘What Does Society Want From We CEOs?’

"We as CEOs...have a duty," says Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, our 2020 CEO of the Year. "That duty is to drive the genius of the ‘and.’ To deliver profits and purpose."

The ‘Unique Obligation’ Of CEOs: 35th Annual Chief Executive of the Year Gala

‘This world is desperate for effective leadership,’ Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive Group, told attendees at this year’s virtual celebration. ‘And CEOs are uniquely well equipped to serve society and advance humankind.’

America’s Businesses Owe People With Disabilities More

Nearly 70% of working-age Americans who are blind are not employed, a figure that is, in large part, the result of a lack of awareness of how easy and inexpensive it is to accommodate employees with disabilities.

The Ripple Effect: When Compliance Efforts At Home Have A Global Impact

Compliance departments have been trying for years to get company leadership to understand that their work goes beyond box checking and has much deeper benefits. It’s time for CEOs and boards to start hearing them.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism For 2021 Plateaus In October Amid Contentious Election And Covid Uncertainty

Chief Executive’s October polling of nearly 500 CEOs finds CEOs cautious on the eve of the Presidential election.
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Can’t Find Diverse Talent? One Director Says: “Try Harder”

Teri McClure, an African American who serves on four corporate boards, reacts to Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf's recent gaffe and shares her views on recruiting and retaining diverse talent.

Brembo Expands R&D Footprint As ‘Solutions Provider’

Larger U.S. technology presence is part of grand new strategy by Schillachi, CEO of major Italian brake maker

America’s Banker: Brian Moynihan, 2020 CEO Of The Year

Analytical, deliberate and deeply principled, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan led one of the most impressive turnarounds in Wall Street history. And he did it just in the nick of time. A conversation with our Chief Executive of the Year

America After Covid: What Demographics Tell Us

Covid is sure to reshape our country in profound new ways, but, write famed demographers Wendell Cox and Joel Kotkin, the most powerful will be accelerating trends that were already underway. A look at a sped-up future with big implications.

Chicago Meatless-Burger Maker Takes On The Giants

 Lightlife Foods launches a new ad campaign aimed at “hyper-processed” Beyond and Impossible burgers.

BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's annual Best & Worst States for Business raking.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.