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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 CEOs Of The Future Aren’t Who You Think

Celebrity CEOs may be in fashion, and public image is undoubtedly part of the job. But the future CEOs who will awe and inspire us won't be those trailed by paparazzi.
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Bribery for Beginners: Acting Ethically In Unethical Places

Fred Davidson was stifling in the unbearable heat that midsummer’s day in 2002. Temperatures in the corrugated steel warehouse late that evening hovered around...

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...
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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.

The Life Cycle of the CEO: Avoiding the CEO Death Cycle

This article addresses the most common reasons that contribute to CEO failure in the hope that other CEOs can avoid this fate, which can have a devastatingly negative impact on all enterprise stakeholders.

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.

The Life Cycle Of The CEO: At The Exit

This is the last in a series focusing on the different stages of the CEO lifecycle—the CEO’s exit. This phase is the simplest conceptually,...

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.

Amalgamated Life’s Paul Mallen On Making The Leap From CFO to CEO

When Paul Mallen stepped into the CEO role at The Amalgamated Family of Companies in February 2018, he felt well prepared for the top...
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