Crisis Management

Papa John Schnatter Vs. Domino’s Patrick Doyle: How CEOs Lead And Leave

The most salient point for other CEOs in the contrast between Patrick Doyle’s departure at Domino's and Papa John Schnatter’s downfall has to do with how each chief treated his own role in creating and sustaining the company’s success.

Safeguarding Corporate Reputation In The Age Of Social Activism

In the age of social activism powerful forces are fueling a fundamental shift, not only in the influence of social media but also in the rise and fall of brands and leaders.

Trump in Europe: Unplugged and Underserved

Every leader needs a team that knows how to play to the bosses’ strength and not just salute. The President does not have that team, and it shows.

What Papa John Schnatter Didn’t Get About Being A CEO

There are no more organizations left to fire Papa John Schnatter, no more boards to resign. So how did such a storied entrepreneur take such a wrong turn?

CEO Activism Will Only Get More Ubiquitous

A pair of researchers on CEO activism predict how the trend will unfold and share advice with executives looking to make a statement on a controversial issue.
CEO activism

The Main Drivers of CEO Activism

Researchers Aaron Chatterji and Michael Toffel talk to us about the emerging trend of CEO activism, what’s driving CEOs to speak out, and more.

Stop Apologizing — 8 Social Media Rules CEOs Should Know

Airbnb’s Instagram failure teaches us once again, be political but do it on your own time.
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Prominent CEOs Objected To Trump’s Immigration-Family Separation Policy

Silicon Valley-based CEOs led the way in criticizing President Trump’s policy of separating children away from their parents, who are illegal aliens.

Former Samsonite CEO Ramesh Tainwala’s Self-Inflicted Injury

Samsonite’s board fired CEO Ramesh Tainwala for ​a self-inflicted injury—​trying to get away with lying in a big data world.
Disney CEO Bob Iger

Disney CEO Bob Iger Again Shows Moral Leadership With Roseanne Fiasco

Disney CEO Bob Iger didn’t hesitate a moment in showing moral leadership this week by cancelling “Roseanne.”
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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.

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Hits New Low For 2018 In July As Optimism In Future Growth Fades

Our monthly poll of nearly 300 U.S. CEOs found their outlook and confidence in future business conditions at a low for the year as the global trade war looms large.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 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 or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Five Tips For When You’re Ready To Sell Your Company

Founder-CEOs might have a hard time letting go of their baby, but when it’s time to sell, it’s time. Here are five tips on selling your company.

Sonnenfeld: PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi Did It Her Way

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi plans to step aside in October, leaving an impressive legacy at the beverage giant—not only in terms of performance, but in terms of corporate culture.

When Politics And Business Clash

When it comes to dealing with customers divided along ideological lines, there aren’t any simple choices.

Elon Musk Goes To Charm School

Wall Street thought Elon Musk was apologizing. He was letting them know he’s been studying for the next chapter of his incredible journey.