Personal Effectiveness

Big Dreams Should Never Come Easy

Learn how The Chocolate Pizza Co. owner Ryan Novak takes valuable lessons learned on the football field into the business world.

Senators: Wells-Fargo CEO Sloan Isn’t ‘Building Better’ Fast Enough

Timothy J. Sloan didn’t come to the Senate expecting his testimony this week to be like a birthday party. But the CEO of Wells-Fargo might not have bargained for how roughly some members of the chamber greeted him when he testified.

The Buck Stops Where?

Great leaders may take the credit for triumphs, but do they also take the blame for missteps?

Is Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich Risking Hubris by Knocking Fast-Food Competitors?

Panera Bread Founder/CEO Ron Shaich has called out chiefs of fast-food chains for putting bad nutrition in their kids' meals. But he should hope the same fate won’t befall Panera as what happened after Chipotle CEO Steve Ells picked on quick-serve restaurants.

Gen. David Petraeus on How to Disagree With the Boss

How do you challenge the Commander in Chief? You do it, as the expression goes, carefully. General David Petraeus shares his experience with Jeff Cunningham.

Speeding Change by Slowing Down

Why the fastest path to the future can often be found by looking backward, not forward.

Avoid Miscommunication by Exchanging Expectations for Agreements

If you clearly discuss what you're looking for from management and come to an agreement beforehand, then your expectations are more likely to be met.

My First Job: Family Business CEO Started Out Sorting Time Cards

Barb Moran-Goodrich, who runs the Moran Family of Brands, started her career at the tender age of 12 sorting time cards. Needless to say, she's learned a lot since then.

Technology and the CEO Résumé: Climbing the Tech Learning Curve

CEOs do not necessarily need to learn how to write code or understand the technical details behind the cloud to adapt to today’s technology environment. Instead, they just need to be comfortable and conversant with technology.

Challenges Loom for Next Uber CEO

Now that Uber has chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to fill its vacant CEO position, it’s time to focus on the huge challenges he will face as he comes on board.
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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.

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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 & 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 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”.