Melanie C. Nolen

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Melanie is research director for Chief Executive Group and research editor for Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive magazines. She has two decades of experience writing for the corporate and financial industry across Canada and the United States. She is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

CEO Optimism Falls To 12-Month Low In October

Chief Executive’s latest reading of CEO sentiment shows growing number of CEOs disillusioned with short-term economic recovery, as list of issues disrupting business continues to grow.

CEO Confidence Continues To Slide In September As Labor, Washington And...

Chief Executive’s latest poll finds U.S. CEOs increasingly concerned that labor shortages and Biden-era policies will stall chances to rebound from the pandemic.

CEO Confidence Falls In August To Pre-Vaccine Levels Amid Covid Spikes...

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds growing concern that a potential third wave of the pandemic, along with increasing taxes and inflation, will strangle the economy.

July Poll Finds CEO Confidence Rebounding To Multi-Year High 

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds surging optimism, as buoyant consumer demand and return-to-office policies swamp inflation worries. 

Capturing Growth In The Year Ahead

In a new report, some 500 CEOs and business leaders share their plans for M&A and the challenges and successes with deal-making in the current environment.

Shifting Into Growth Gear

A survey of more than 250 CEOs shows business leaders are bracing for unprecedented growth in a post-Covid world—and a newly released report shows how they’re planning to achieve that.

Corporate Board Members Grow Confident In 2021 Economic Recovery

Corporate Board Member's latest poll of U.S. public company directors shows increased optimism about business in 2021, betting on a successful vaccine rollout and a return to political stability—although many remain cautious over the potential for increased taxes and new regulations.

CEO Confidence Rebounds In December To Pre-Election Levels

Chief Executive’s latest poll of more than 250 CEOs finds optimism in 2021 business conditions back on track after plunging in November in the immediate wake of the election.

CEO Optimism Drops In November Amid Election Results And Covid Spike

A new poll of more than 200 chief executives finds deep concern over the incoming Biden administration—and the dangerous direction of the pandemic.

Executive Compensation in 2021: The Most Important Thing Private Companies Should...

If you don't have a formal, long-term incentive program for your executives, it's past time to create one.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Falls To 12-Month Low In October

Chief Executive’s latest reading of CEO sentiment shows growing number of CEOs disillusioned with short-term economic recovery, as list of issues disrupting business continues to grow.