CEO Compensation

The Equity Market Roller Coaster

How can CEOs navigate the tricky waters of incentivizing and retaining senior leadership when equity plans and stock prices have bounced around so significantly? A guide.

How To Fix “Busted” Incentive Plans

How can CEOs navigate the tricky waters of incentivizing and retaining senior leadership when incentive goals are no longer achievable?

Beyond Talent Acquisition: Rewarding Performance to Motivate Growth

This is the second in a series on executive compensation, based on findings from our exclusive 2019-20 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for...

Executive Compensation Checklist for Pre-IPO Companies

Venture-backed private companies maintain executive compensation programs that are significantly different than public company programs.  This does not mean a venture-backed private company that...

The Science and Art of Using Compensation Survey Data: A Guide

The compensation survey is the Oracle of Delphi of the compensation world. Compensation wisdom seekers look at all of the reported data when trying...
Mary Barra, CEO of GM Credit: GM.com

Rise of CEO Pay Issue Is Underscored By Unionists’ Concerns In GM Strike

The strike by United Auto Workers members against General Motors seemed to be winding to a close this week, but not until after providing one of the most powerful testaments yet to an issue whose profile keeps rising: CEO pay.

Compensation Programs After The Merger: Optimize Rather Than Harmonize

CEOs should see M&A as an opportunity to use compensation as a vehicle to drive business and leadership strategies of the new combined entity.

How To Make Your Private Company Executive Comp Plans More Effective

Although this is often seen as insurmountable, private companies should not necessarily look to public companies as “the model” when it comes to compensation design.
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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.

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.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.