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Dual-Class Shares Are More Popular Than Ever. Do They Actually Juice Performance?

Some of the most prominent companies of our era use them, from Facebook and Alphabet to Berkshire Hathaway. So did seven of the 10...
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Succession Planning: An Insider’s Perspective

A CEO talks about his recent experience in handing off the reins of his company to his successor and what others can learn from him.

Elon Musk Shows Us Great Isn’t Always Easy

Tesla’s annual meeting taught the corporate governance community that shareholder independence is alive and well.

What Do U.S. CEOs Really Earn? About $350,000 Study Finds

The median private company CEO total compensation package for 2017? $350,622. For the record, that’s just 6.7 times the median income for all U.S. workers, not 275 times, as some have said.

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.

Good Governance Has A Way Of Growing On You

Good governance is not about optics it’s about protocols and practices that are so embedded in a board’s culture that they can be communicated with the same ease as a company’s vision, strategy and metrics. 

Asleep At The Wheel: What Tesla’s Board Musk Do Now

Elon Musk is at odds with the SEC again. What’s Tesla’s board to do? For starters they should wake up, switch off the cruise control and brace for impact

How To Build An Active Partnership With Your Board

The CEO may have a more peaceful existence if they can disconnect themselves from the board, but will miss important opportunities, both offensive and defensive.  Why is it often difficult to work with a board and how can the difficulty be turned to advantage?

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.

J.Crew’s Pop-Up CEO Office

The board and significant shareholders of J.Crew threw a short-term Hail Mary pass to prevent more senior executive departures.
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CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker

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.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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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 2019 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 or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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