Leadership/Management

How to Make the Most of Your CIO

Information technology touches every facet of your company—which means your CIO is a key member of your strategic team.

Appraising Performance Appraisals

How the best companies assess employee performance—and what you can learn from them.

In Defense Of Which CEOs?

“Chauffer-driven limousines, millions in stock options, golden parachutes. It’s no wonder bosses’ pay and perks can rankle,” write Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan of The Wall Street Journal. The writers argue that “many CEOs are overpaid—or even paid for incompetence, but you can only appreciate good performance once you understand what a leader does.” But is this a balanced understanding of where CEOs are in terms of the reality on the ground?

3 Steps to Eliminate the Innovation Frame Factor

In this ever-changing marketplace, innovation is crucial to an organization’s survival. The ability to anticipate the needs of a target market and provide a unique and novel solution is the ultimate goal for CEOs. Yet, between 2006 and 2008 only nine percent of for-profit companies were active in product or process innovation, according to the National Science Federation. In an era where the average corporate lifespan has plummeted to just 40 years, avoiding innovation is inexcusable. But before you jump head first into innovation, there’s something you should be aware of: The Innovation Frame Factor.

E-Learning’s Evolution

Emerging from the recession, executive-education curricula are delivering more customized learning programs.

The CEO Imperative: Identifying and Developing Leaders and Future Leaders

In today’s challenging economy, CEOs and senior executive teams are facing enormous challenges when it comes to achieving and sustaining breakthrough operating results. Globalization, economic change, more stringent regulation, and tougher governance make realizing shareholder value increasingly difficult. But, there is a tougher challenge: identifying and developing new leaders.

If you Meet the Chief Executive on the Road, Kill him!

When a business’s top executive is burdened with aggrandized ideas about what he is capable of, then he and those working under him lose sight into the nature of contemporary leadership

4 Steps for Creating a Culture of Innovation

While many CEO’s focus on addressing organizational problems, the most successful focus on raising the bar. One of the ways they look to raise the bar is by creating a culture where innovation thrives. When this organizational strength is magnified it can become a source of competitive advantage for the enterprise.

Personal Use Of Corporate Jets: A Call For The End Of This High Flying...

While use of company aircraft is a common perk for many CEOs, a noted governance expert suggests that a formal policy for its use is the best way to protect the company and the CEO from unwanted shareholder lawsuits.

Are Leaders Born or Made?

It’s unfortunate, but common, to see headlines about CEOs who have been fired because they've failed performance-wise, or have drawn too much negative attention personally or professionally. Poor-performing CEOs quickly drive down an organization’s success and often result in negative publicity, declining sales and loss of stakeholder confidence.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.