Crisis Management

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.”

CEO Guidelines For Speaking Out On Controversial Issues

When it comes to successfully extolling your purpose or speaking out on politics, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are six guidelines to get you started.

Sonnenfeld: AT&T, Novartis CEOs Wise To Take Responsibility

AT&T and Novartis CEOs quickly apologized for working with President Trump’s business associate Michael Cohen. This was a wise move.

Why Starbucks CEO Johnson Responded To Racism Charges With An Apology

After a simple customer relations snafu turned into a social media nightmare, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson woke up and smelled the coffee.

How CEOs Respond To Reputational Attacks Is Critical

The cost of reputational attacks against companies has risen by more than 500% over the past six years, fueled by an angry public, weaponized social media and influencers.
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CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker

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.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

After Plunging In December, CEO Outlook For 2019 Ticks Up In January

After plunging to a two-year low in December, CEO confidence in future business conditions ticked up 2.5% in January to 6.6 out of 10, from 6.4 out of 10 in December.
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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.

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