Corporate Reputation

CEOs: It’s Time to Take a Stand, But Read This First

If CEOs are going to take an aggressive stance on an issue, they must first ensure the reasoning behind their decision holds water and relates back to their core business and brand.
University of Wisconsin

Which School Has Most Fortune 500 CEOs?: Not Harvard – It’s Wisconsin

The No. 1 university in America for turning out current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies is not Harvard, not Stanford, not Notre Dame. It's Wisconsin.

Great Leadership Teams Are Fundamentally Sound

Much like a basketball team, symphony orchestra and Army Ranger unit, it is not too difficult to spot when leadership teams don’t pay sufficient attention to the fundamentals. Here are a few indicators.

The Importance Of Making Values-Based Decisions

As you are faced with decisions, use your values to help you determine what to do. Making values-based decisions sends a strong message to your team about the character of your leadership.

When A CEO’s Private Affairs Go Public

What does the Jeff Bezos-National Enquirer teach CEOs? For one thing, boards need to rally around a CEO being targeted by malicious actors with commercial or political motives to shake them down if the target CEOs conduct on the job is still effective, moral, and responsible.

A New Approach To Doing Well By Doing Good

The most effective methodology for doing well by doing good is to design social value into financial value with people who will benefit from both.

The CEO’s Psychology: Driving Success And Impeding Succession

The same confidence—born of experience and success—that makes a CEO a great leader, can often be what stands in the way of selecting their successor.

Former Dunkin’ CEO Nigel Travis: ‘Challenge Everything’

As CEO of Dunkin’ Brands from 2009 to 2018 (and now its executive chairman) Nigel Travis oversaw a dramatic revitalization of the well-known brand. He shares some of his strategies regarding the challenge culture with Chief Executive.

To Make Your Corporate Values More Than Lip Service, Start from Within

CEOs must become more comfortable communicating their own ethics and values and those of their companies in an authentic way.

Tone At The Top Matters When It Comes To Policing Ethics

Pat Harned, CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), talks about the organization’s business ethics survey, trends in ethics and the CEO's role in policing ethics.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

Investments carrying greater risk and increased scrutiny from board members and other stakeholders are both contributing factors.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's annual Best & Worst States for Business raking.

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.