Leadership Development

4 Traits of Successful Transformational Leaders

A generation ago, transformational leaders were rare, and as such, prized. Today, though, the ever-increasing frequency of paradigm shifts in the business environment means more are needed—especially at the very top of organizations.

So You Want to be a CEO — Hone These Traits First

Even if you’re several years away from even being considered for a CEO seat, it’s never too early to hone the key traits you’ll need to demonstrate to keep you in the running. Here are 6 tips that can help keep you on the right track.

4 Qualities All Successful CEOs Have in Common, and Why They Matter

Most successful leaders—those who have consistently increased the size of their businesses and reached the upper echelons of their industries—have similar personality traits, definitions of success and daily habits. Here are 4 qualities all successful CEOs have in common.

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Profile

Founded in 1950, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) is a nonprofit organization that connects young chief executives and presidents of non-competing companies and businesses around the globe for mutual exchange of ideas and expertise.

Brazen and Bold, or Understated but Effective: How Do You Like Your CEOs?

Leadership styles among CEOs are becoming increasingly divergent. A new breed of high-profile, fast-talking, even brash business leaders seems to be eclipsing generations of the traditional buttoned-down breed of C-suite denizens who made and executed decisions in an understated way.

Celebrating Mother’s Day: Here are 12 Great Business Lessons from Mothers

Mothers are a bigger and more important component of business leadership every day. As their numbers and roles grow, so does the influence on American companies of what they’ve learned by being mothers.

Timeless Leadership Qualities to Teach Future CEOs

It’s time to rethink how we develop leaders. As I engage with young professionals and executives, I continually hear that leadership hasn’t adapted quickly enough to the ever-evolving global business environment. That calls for a new approach.

5 Tips for Improving Your Mentoring Skills

Every CEO wants to leave a legacy. Mentoring is one way you can do it. 

Leadership Commitment Helps Make Digital Transformation More Profitable

A recent study by MIT's Center for Digital Business found that to fully digitally transform a business, two key factors must work together to drive the process: an investment in technology and an investment in leadership. According to the study, companies that make the investment in both leadership and technology are 26% more profitable than their industry peers.

How Fast-Paced Leaders Build High-Speed Companies

In 2013, a little over five years after it had a seemingly unassailable lead in the global smartphone market, Nokia’s share had completely collapsed and the company was sold to Microsoft. While Apple, Samsung and Chinese manufacturers innovated, Nokia stood still. It’s not alone. Between 2006 and 2014, almost 40 of the S&P 100 companies had dropped out of the list, and nearly 20 of them had completely lost their independence.
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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 Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a...
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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 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

To Win at Workspaces, Blur the Edges of the Office

Gale Moutrey is head of communications for Steelcase, the world’s authority on office environments. At our upcomming CEO Talent...

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”.