Leadership Development

8 Characteristics of Great Teams, in Sports and Business

Long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor turned business consultant Don Yaeger studies high performers in sports for lessons in business leadership. Recently he conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the greatest team-builders in sports and business. From those interviews he wrote “Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently.”  He spoke with Chief Executive about how great coaches develop championship organizations.

4 Lessons for New CEOs on Choosing a Leadership Team

One of the most important things a new business leader does is assemble his or her leadership team. But new CEOs and chairmen typically will only go as far as their hand-picked team will take them. How does one decide whom to choose? 

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. 
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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”.