Boards

New Directives For Directors

During two decades serving on more than 25 public boards, Betsy Atkins has seen significant change to the way CEOs and boards engage and interact. Today, she says, times have changed.

CEO Succession: The Hidden Costs of Shortcuts

Shortcuts promise an earlier arrival, reduced effort, or less expenditure for a similar outcome. But it's difficult to foresee their risks until they suddenly emerge. Such is the case with CEO succession planning.

What To Know About Proxy Access As The 2018 Proxy Season Approaches

If one of your largest shareholders asked your company to adopt proxy access, would you know how to respond?

New Helpshift CEO Takes Gender Bias Head-On

Helpshift CEO Linda Crawford weighs in on why she felt compelled to come out of retirement to lead her company and the lack of women in decision-making positions in business.

Chenault Era Ends At AmEx

American Express chairman and chief executive Kenneth Chenault will step down on Feb. 1 next year after 16 years as CEO, as the company’s board of directors announced it has appointed 32-year AmEx veteran Stephen J. Squeri as its next CEO and chairman.

Sonnenfeld Talks Peltz, P&G Proxy Fight

Yale School of Management senior associate dean for leadership studies Jeffrey Sonnenfeld appeared on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” yesterday to discuss his recent interview with Chief Executive.

CEOs Can’t Ignore These Three Proxy Season Votes

When reviewing this year’s proxy season, one takeaway looks certain to grab CEOs by the ear: The tremendous enthusiasm for environmental and social issues.

Sonnenfeld: Vote to Keep Peltz Off P&G’s Board a “Sea Change”

Proctor & Gamble shareholders narrowly voted to deny activist investor and CEO of Trian Fund Management Nelson Peltz a seat on the company’s board of directors this week, a move that could send a message to minority investors looking to force proxy contests at big corporations in the future.

NACD Calls on Boards to Actively Monitor Corporate Culture

Directors, who have one foot in and one foot outside the culture, are in the most reliable position to monitor how the organization’s stated values align with actual incentives and performance, the latest NACD report says.

The Weinstein Co.’s Board Not Off the Hook After Firing Namesake CEO

Allegations surrounding his sexual misconduct forced The Weinstein Co.’s board to fire co-founder and CEO Harvey Weinstein, but that won’t stop the questions—or the lawsuits—from coming.
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From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Rebounds in November Amid Growing Hope For Tax Cuts

CEOs are reporting a renewed sense of confidence in where the business landscape will be a year from now, registering the highest level since April.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2017 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his success in and dedication to business, shareholders, customers and employees.

EDITOR'S PICKS

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.