Leadership/Management

Want Satisfied Customers? Spend Time with Them

Studies show that as companies become more prominent, leaders become more distant from customers. They spend more time managing the organization and investors, less time with customers. To lead a thriving, customer-focused company, the CEO has to spend time with customers.

Why The Military Is A Model For Agile Organizations

What can organizations learn from the military when it comes to developing talent in an agile organization? Quite a bit, says Brigadier General (Ret.) Bernard Banks, Ph.D.

The Importance of Granular Profitability Analysis

Profitability analysis at the customer, product and market sector level is both essential to a sustainable future and the only true way to ensure your company is as profitable as it can be.
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How Cousins Subs CEO Defined ‘Purpose’ In A Way That Works for Her Company

Every day a CEO might see some sort of reminder that she is supposed to be leading her company with “purpose” now, with some...

Nurturing Is Critical For Maintaining A Great Leadership Team

Without nurturing leadership teams tend to function as groups of individuals rather than as organizational force multipliers. Below are three practical steps leadership teams can take to ensure their teams get in and stay in alignment.

Walmart Rescued Flint Michigan…No One Noticed

When business fails, it is scandalized. When it rescues, the quiet is deafening. Part of the answer is business needs to tell a better story.

Lessons For Leadership During Market Volatility

No one is suggesting the recent market volatility will lead to a repeat performance of ‘07/08, but it certainly looks like it will be a while before we find calmer waters. Here are lessons for leading during these uncertain times.

What’s a CEO’s Role When Everything Is Going Right?

Problems aren’t really the problem: True crisis events are rare and take up a mere 1% of a CEO’s time. It’s what CEOs do during the good times that makes the difference.

The Inherent Value of the Intrapreneurship In The Workplace

Employees don’t have to be corporate founders or CEOs to be innovators—by giving them independence, supporting their goals and staying open to new, risky ideas, you can unleash your employee’s inner entrepreneurs for a healthier culture and even new, profitable products or services.

Work-Life Balance When Both Spouses Are Corporate Leaders

Work-life balance is tough enough for dual-career families, but what about when both spouses are corporate leaders? One couple that made it work shares their secrets for success.
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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

CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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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 2019 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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