CEO INSIGHTS

Can Leaders Embrace Diversity Beyond The Numbers?

In our time of heightened racial division, we need leaders who can trailblaze new paths and cultivate environments that emphasize our similarities rather than our differences.

Jeff Immelt: What I Learned From Failure

In an excerpt from his new book, the former CEO of GE shares hard-won wisdom about surviving defeat, coping with regret and moving forward.

The Power Of Ten: Three Conversations To Improve Communication And Engagement

It takes courage and humility for a leader to ignore an attraction and addiction to hierarchical authority. Some best practices to avoid the pitfalls of power and improve internal communication.

A Wrong Poison Pill

Delaware Court invalidates Williams’ Poison Pill and finds that Williams’ board has breached its fiduciary duties. What directors and CEOs need to know.

Management Lessons From The Only Ship Built To Sink 

Onboard a submarine, crewmembers must reach a delicate equilibrium of individual vs. team—and too much weight on either side can spell disaster.

The Pool And The Pipeline

To close the growing job-skills gap, companies need to focus on getting the most out of their current employees and grow the pool of incoming talent.

Hands On: Glove-Making CEO Cleans Up Processing Industries

Eagle Protect founder Ardagh investigates U.S. manufacture of pristine gloves for food and medical processing.
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Hall-Of-Famer Beth Brooke On Owning Your Failures

In this edition of our Corporate Competitor Podcast, Beth Brooke sat down with longtime Sports Illustrated Associate Editor, Don Yaeger, to discuss how sports shaped her leadership journey.

Fast-Growth M&A: A Winning Strategy

Doing several smaller acquisitions can help a company grow faster and generate more value than individual deals, but the increased deal flow can tax acquirers, leaving them with insufficient resources to get the deals done properly. Some tips to increase chances of success.

Embedded Finance: The Next Big Disruption?

A look at how a host of brands are becoming fintech disruptors—and the questions all CEOs should be asking about embedded finance.

The Employer’s Role In The Vaccine Rollout

The CEO of a company that helps consumers access vital healthcare data offers the top three considerations for leaders as they support employees through the Covid pandemic.

Establish Organizational Alignment To Ensure Success 

Alignment is like sculling—when the entire team works in cadence with the coxswain, the boat moves straight and fast. Conversely, even a small percent difference in the force of oars will be the difference between winning and losing. 

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Plateaus In March Amid Rising Inflation Worries

Chief Executive’s latest poll of CEOs finds optimism holding steady on vaccine delivery and growing demand—but increasing concerns over inflationary risk and Biden’s economic policies have dulled the outlook.
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Creating, Sharing and Living a Leader Philosophy

Two former U.S. Army Brigadier Generals explain why CEOs must understand and communicate who they are and what they expect in order to best influence positive momentum in others.

Ram Charan: The One Essential For CEOs Facing The Worst

Far too many CEOs I have worked with make the mistake of neglecting development of a 'personal board of directors' until it is too late. How to build one—and use it correctly.

Heroizing CEOs Exacerbates Gender Divide

When we stop perpetuating leadership values based on a male-dominated culture, we create space for new models of leadership that are better for women—and better for the bottom line.

What Health Reform May Mean For Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Each proposed reform has implications for employer-sponsored health insurance. Here's what CEOs need to know.

Beyond Bezos: Nine Challenges Facing Andy Jassy

Following a superstar founder is never easy, but Amazon's new CEO also has a full plate of major strategic problems to solve when he takes over later this year.

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.