CEO INSIGHTS

Getting The Most From An Interim Leader

How to take advantage of the interim's expertise to ensure that, when the time is right, the permanent hire hits the ground running. 

The Four Things Every CEO Needs To Know About The “New Normal”

Leaders can't let the recent past, or the challenging present, bog them down. Here's how you can focus on the future with resiliency and optimism.

The Climate May Be Beyond Your Control, But The Risk Is Not

You don't have to involve yourself in the minutiae of loss prevention, but not having a climate-loss-prevention strategy could sink your company's long-term prospects.

U.S. China Conflict Has Only Just Begun

With the U.S. considering downsizing the economic relationship with China, CEOs should consider current tensions only the beginning of a long-term process.

Victims’ Rights In FCPA Settlement—When Is Final Truly Final?

Think your corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement with the U.S. Justice Department has given you some certainty and finality? Not so fast.
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Challenging Leaders To Create Real, Systemic Change

A White executive coach realized she wasn't doing enough to move the needle. She is now challenging her CEO clients to take the following steps.

Preparing For The Wave Of Covid Lawsuits

It's hard to imagine a company that won’t have a worker who contracts the coronavirus before this is over. CEOs and their boards should begin mapping out strategies now.

Getting Pressured To Sell? Here’s How One CEO Fended Off Icahn’s Hostile Bid

During the Great Recession, the activist investor lodged a coup at Clorox to put the company in play—but then-CEO Don Knauss kept control by keeping his board close.

CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A 2021 Recovery

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.

For Big Tech, Breaking Up May Not Be Hard To Do

Is the once unthinkable suddenly possible? Given the current political climate, and what I saw last week, I’d say yes.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A 2021 Recovery

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.
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Choosing The Right Chief Diversity Officer

In recent years, the CDO function has become a revolving door of well-intentioned leaders who lack support from the CEO and don’t have clear direction.

Ensuring Wellness of Post-Pandemic Employees

A recent study suggests that companies should encourage conversations, stop monitoring employee behavior and allow autonomy.

Even As Covid-19 Rages, CEOs Face More Enduring Crises

Arguably, the pandemic’s biggest impact has been that it exacerbated a set of dire challenges for CEOs that were set in place well before the virus outbreak. Now is the time to act.

How Dirty Is Your Data?

With subpar data costing U.S. companies 12 percent of annual revenues, hygiene has become critical to the bottom line.

The New Role Of Trust In Business In A Pandemic

Leaders who aren’t trusted—or who don’t trust others—can communicate all they want, but people will discount everything they say.

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.