CEO of the Year

Jim McNerney: The ‘2015 CEO of the Year’ Selection Process

Members of the 2015 Chief Executive of the Year Selection Committee faced a challenge choosing among an impressive list of finalists. In the end, they selected Boeing's Jim McNerney. Comments from each of the judges follow.

Celebrating the 2014 CEO of the Year—Walt Disney’s Bob Iger

In July, Bob Iger joined a roster of business luminaries that includes Microsoft’s Bill Gates, GE’s Jack Welch, Intel’s Andy Grove, FedEx’s Fred Smith and Honeywell’s David Cote.

How Bob Iger Remade the House That Walt Built

Instead of the easy fixes, Bob Iger played the long game by addressing Disney’s cultural issues head-on, by making it stronger and more profitable with greater depth.

Why the Judges Chose Bob Iger as CEO of the Year

Back (L>R): Weinberger, Cote, Hassan Front (L>R): Glaser, Jacobs, Nardelli, RHR International’s Tom Saporito “He’s done a brilliant job developing and implementing a strategy in a...

What Transformational Leaders Do

David Cote, an unprepossessing leader, who came out of TRW and GE, overcame Honeywell’s dysfunctional culture while re-energizing it with a strategy of unifying ideas and technologies. Simple, but not so simple to do well.

Honeywell CEO David Cote Named 2013 CEO of the Year

Chief Executive has named David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, “2013 CEO of the Year".

Why David Cote?

With a strong list of finalists, members of the 2013 Chief Executive of the Year selection committee faced a difficult choice, but in the end they concluded that Honeywell’s David Cote merited the top honor.
David Novak

Yum! Brands CEO David Novak Extols the Power of Recognition

During Novak's 15-year run as CEO of Yum! Brands, he gained a reputation for using unlikely accolades—rubber chickens and chattering teeth—to galvanize employees.

CEO of the Year David Novak: The Recognition Leader

David Novak sees himself as the chief teaching officer of Yum! Brands and believes that recognition is the foundation for motivation—which is the only way to make big things happen.
David Novak, Farooq Kathwari, Ram Charan

Why David Novak?

Meeting at the NYSE in New York City, members of the 2012 CEO of the Year selection committee culled from a highly competitive field...
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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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