Personal Effectiveness

First-Time CEOs Appointments Are On The Rise — Are They Ready?

First-time CEOs can improve their chances of success by adopting some of the following strategies right at the outset that will help to cement their leadership and set the company on the right course. 

Three Small Actions To Make Better Decisions

A study of 500 managers and executives concluded that 98 percent of business leaders fail to apply best practices when making decisions. Here are three small actions every leader can take to help them escape this trap.

Why CEOs Need To Pay It Forward

To share our experiences through mentoring provides a user friendly opportunity for others to learn from our failures and successes.  To be respected as a mentor is an honor not shared by many.   

When It’s Better When Employees Disagree With You

Research shows that when individuals argue over a decision, it achieves better outcomes. Learn from Lehman Brothers.

The Skills Of Being A Good Listener

We’ve all heard it often enough — being a good listener is as important a skill as being a good communicator. My experience has shown this to be true but also taught me that intentional silence is an acquired skill.

The Route CEOs Took To The Top In The U.S. And Western Europe

With growing pressure and interest from corporations and their boardrooms on diversity, it will be critical for companies to focus on the development of women and diverse leaders and helping them become CEO-ready.

Success Is Not Immune From Stress

As CEOs, our responsibility, no matter how busy we are, is to guide those who are stressed into safer territory. We have to find out if they’re dealing with ‘what to do’ versus ‘when to do it.’

Sonnenfeld: Are You A Champion Or A Pretender On Values?

When it comes to speaking out on values, CEOs like Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Ed Stack and Blackrock’s Larry Fink have found a voice.

Former DocuSign CEO & Chairman Keith Krach On Transformational Leadership

Former DocuSign chairman and CEO Keith Krach believes there’s a significant shortage of transformational leaders in the world—those who can disrupt entire categories.

How To Create An Environment Of Lifelong Learning As The Leader

More people are realizing that the best leaders consider themselves to be in a constant state of growth and development. They never stop learning.
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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 Remains Solid In March, But Trails 2018 Levels

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in current business conditions remains flat month-over-month, at 7.3 out of 10, while confidence in future conditions decreased slightly to 6.7/10, from 6.8 in February.
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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 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

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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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