Wayne Cooper

Wayne Cooper
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Wayne Cooper is Executive Chairman of Chief Executive Group.

What Are U.S. Manufacturers Really Spending On R&D? We Surveyed Them...

Chief Executive Group’s inaugural benchmarking study of U.S. manufacturing companies unearthed a trove of insights into the performance of operations of every size.

WeWork CEO Neumann Puts The Me In We, And Hurt Us...

Why are CEOs taking a beating these days? Look no further than WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, who shows us why perception is often stronger than reality.

CEO and Senior Executive Compensation in Private Companies 2018-19

While most data sources on CEO compensation focus on large public companies, our research brings real-world insight into the compensation of CEOs of the approximately 6 million private companies in the U.S., not just the S&P 500.

The Growth of CEO Peer Networks: More and More CEOs are...

Peer networks for CEOs have been around for decades but are becoming increasingly popular.

Executive Compensation: To Compete, You Need to Update Your Incentive Program...

There is tremendous value in offering your executives a long-term incentive program for compensation. But if you can't offer long-term equity, what can you do? There are few ways to offer incentives without offering equity.

Executive Compensation Mistakes: Stop Treating Everyone Equally

In business, certain functions are more important than others. And fair or not, some people on your executive team are more important than others. Their compensation should reflect that.

How Eddie Lampert Could Have Saved Sears And Learning From His...

Eddie Lampert understood the need to transform Sears into an e-commerce powerhouse—and that was a key investment thesis of his. Yet somehow it just didn’t materialize. In business, you don't get partial credit for a good idea poorly implemented.

Sorry, Bernie: New Study Shows Inconvenient Truth About CEO Pay

Our annual study of CEO pay finds—once again—that CEOs get paid a lot less than people think. The median private company CEO total compensation package for 2017? $350,622. That’s just 6.7 times the median income for all U.S. workers, not 275 times. Sorry Bernie.

Problem Solved: 6 Steps to Improving Employee Engagement and Alignment

Reducing waste and improving the effectiveness of your staff investment could result in added revenues, lower costs and an improvement in your bottom line.

The Growth of CEO Peer Networks: More and More CEOs are...

Peer networks for CEOs have been around for decades but are becoming increasingly popular.
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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.