CEO of the Year

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...

Full List of Previous CEO of the Year Award Winners

Chief Executive magazine's CEO of the Year award dates back more than 25 years and has honored some of the most recognizable names in business like Jack Welch, Bill Gates, A.G. Lafley and Michael Dell. Joining the list this year is Ford Motor Company's Alan Mulally. Read on for a full list of winners.

Celebrating 2011’s CEO of the Year Alan Mulally

Recently, Ford Motor Company's Alan Mulally joined the ranks of Microsoft's Bill Gates, GE's Jack Welch and Intel's Andy Grove when he accepted Chief Executive's CEO of the Year Award. Here are some highlights from the awards dinner held at the New York Stock Exchange.
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CEO1000 Tracker Full List

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 (public and private).

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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 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”.