Leadership/Management

The CEO’s Guide to Executive Retreats and Board Meetings

Of all the responsibilities you might typically associate with being a CEO, planning an executive retreat isn’t one they teach you about in business school. However, a recent survey of CEOs conducted as part of Chief Executive’s February CEO Confidence Index research clearly shows that many of today’s CEOs consider their role in arranging retreats an important task—something they consider well worth their time and energy.

Leading a Cultural Revolution

When Keith Williams took the helm of Northbrook, Illinois-based Underwriters Laboratories in 2005 the 118-year-old company was floundering. The company’s UL Mark—the symbol it...

5 Lessons from FedEx CEO Fred Smith

Fred Smith founded FedEx in 1971 with borrowed money and has grown it into a $42 billion company, so it's safe to say he knows more than a little bit about management. Here are five lessons that CEOs can learn from Smith's experiences. The first: don't hide failures, use them to improve.

Do Better CEOs Get Better Feedback?

CEOs who thoughtfully and methodically approach their staff with specific questions about their company, leadership and strategy can cultivate not only valuable feedback, but build a culture of give and take that may boost productivity and make a good leader into an even better one. Here are some examples of how CEOs have used feedback to strengthen their organization.

What’s New in Business Management?

Every CEO should be developing a strategy to inculcate innovation in the fabric of their company so that they have a sustainable unique value proposition which gives them a competitive advantage by creating an emotional bond with their customers.

Organizational Change: Three Keys for Lasting Success

It’s a tough challenge to successfully manage change while maintaining day-to-day operations, yet in today's fast-paced global business environment change is inevitable. Here are 3 keys to lasting success.

Being “Authentic” Doesn’t Give One License To Be An Ass

The guy who told us to “Think Different,” who strived for perfectionism, scrutinizing his products along with everyone around him, never really turned the lens inward on himself because he didn’t have to.

Congratulations, You’re CEO… Now What?

Taking the reins as a new CEO is never easy, but to take advantage of the honeymoon and set the stage for success, there are six key actions every CEO must take soon after settling in to signal to investors, employees, and customers that he or she was a worthy of the job.

Are 4 CEOs too Many for One Company to Handle?

We've all heard of companies with two CEOs. In fact Chief Executive recently explored companies that are run by executive duos. But have you ever heard of a company with 4 CEOs? China's largest manufacturer of phone equipment has announced its plan to add 3 rotating co-CEOs to the top office with its current CEO. Will it work, or will there be too many cooks in the kitchen?

How Will Wal-Mart’s Bribery Scandal Affect CEOs?

Wal-Mart's alleged FCPA violations are bound to bring about much legal fallout. Executives have gone to jail for violating the FCPA, and only time will tell what will happen to Wal-Mart's C-Suite. If your company does any business outside the U.S., it's important to follow this story and let Wal-Mart's missteps be a cautionary tale. Here's what you need to know.
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CEO Confidence Falls Again In May Amid COVID Crisis 

A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining. 
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