Dan Bigman

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Dan Bigman is Editor and Chief Content Officer of Chief Executive Group, publishers of Chief Executive, Corporate Board Member, ChiefExecutive.net, Boardmember.com and StrategicCFO360. Previously he was Managing Editor at Forbes and the founding business editor of NYTimes.com.

Chief Executive’s Most Read Articles Of 2021

Extraordinary leadership, the best (and worst) places do business, and remembering to eat your marshmallows topped the list.

Straight Talk From An Old School HR Pro

One of my favorite writers on LinkedIn is a candid, old-school voice on all things work in a sea of “you can do it!” boosterism. Full disclosure: She also happens to be a former colleague.

Fred Hassan’s PE Portco Playbook: ‘Make The Culture Your Competitive Weapon’

Amid a time of unprecedented pressure and expectations for those running PE-backed companies, one of the most experienced business leaders we know shares what portco CEOs need to do to succeed. "Just be totally, brutally honest with yourself. Don't fool yourself about anything."

The One Minute Manager At 40: Ken And Margie Blanchard On...

Re-reading this classic today is a reminder of just how simple the job of helping your people get better can be—and how essential, especially at a time when retaining great talent is the whole ballgame for companies.

Why AMC Entertainment Avoided A Pandemic Bankruptcy

In the second half of a two-part series, Adam Aron, chairman and CEO, explains his approach as head of the world’s largest theater chain: 'there's no shame in bankruptcy, but there's no joy either.'

How AMC Entertainment Survived The Pandemic

In a story rivaling any on-screen thriller, Adam Aron, chairman and CEO, shares how he and his CFO kept the world’s largest theater chain afloat. Part one.

2021 CEO of the Year: Inside Ken Frazier’s Long Game

His transformational leadership inside—and outside—of Merck & Co. offers one of the most compelling arguments yet for an increasingly influential style of doing business: patiently, and for the greater good. “The important thing about leadership,” says Frazier, “is to be anchored around principle.”

2021 Patriots In Business Award: Bristol Myers Squibb, USAA, Greencastle Associates...

A cross-industry panel of CEOs and former military leaders honored four firms for their outstanding work supporting active-duty military members, veterans and their families.

CEO Poll: Social Media Poses Threats To Kids And Needs More...

A stunning 100 percent of the CEOs polled at a Yale event on Tuesday said they believe social media platforms posed a threat to pre-teens and teens on critical behaviors like confidence and body image, with 53 percent saying they thought it was a “strong threat.”

‘Prepare For A Covid-Present Future’

One of Hollywood’s most respected executives also has a deep background in public health, making him a Covid-info clearinghouse for CEOs. His best advice now? “Move your thinking from pandemic to endemic.”
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CEO Confidence Falls To Decade Low, But Few Predict Recession

Chief Executive’s June survey of 278 U.S. CEOs shows leading confidence indicator now at 5.5/10, the lowest reading in nearly a decade. Majority forecasts worsening conditions in the year ahead, though not a recession.