Personal Effectiveness

CEO Transitions: Getting off on the Right Foot

The retention of CEOs is enhanced when they begin their tenure on a strong footing. While executive integration is not a new topic, a recent study by RHR International shows that the process unfolds in a very specific fashion.

What CEOs Need to Know About Hardball Negotiating

The negotiation is moving along nicely and it looks like a deal will be reached -- but suddenly the opposing party makes a stiff demand. What’s going on? You’re encountering a tactic commonly used by hardball negotiators, authorities say. It’s what one of them calls the “hovering pen strategy” and another, the “ninth inning zinger.”

Six Do’s and Don’ts for a Win-Win Negotiation

This continuation of What CEOs Need to Know about Hardball Negotiating explains what to do, and more importantly what not to do, in order to get the outcome you want in tough negotiations.

The View From Social Media: Should CEOs Have Personal Blogs?

In the fifth of a six-part series on boosting personal effectiveness, Chief Executive explores the realm of CEO blogging. Blogging can be an informal communication channel and encourage positive employee engagement. Is blogging right for you?

Checklist: Is Blogging Right for You?

If you can answer “Yes” to four or more of the following questions, chances are you will enjoy and succeed at blogging. Do you enjoy...

Ethan Allen CEO, M. Farooq Kathwari, On Leadership Advice He Wishes He Had Been...

Ethan Allen Interiors CEO, M. Farooq Kathwari, attended the Chief Executive of the Year event honoring Ford's Alan Mulally at the New York Stock Exchange. Here, Kathwari spoke with Chief Executive on leadership advice he wishes he had been given before stepping into the C-suite, how employee happiness breeds a positive corporate culture, and what new technologies Ethan Allen is implementing.

Former CEO of Campbell Soup, Doug Conant, On Rules for Leaders

Doug Conant had a successful decade as the CEO of Campbell Soup Company. He inherited a floundering company and put the iconic brand back on track -- and double-digit gains. Conant says that it’s CEOs who look for and act on every opportunity to deliver authenticity who succeed in engaging employees.

Three Leadership Attributes Critical for Today’s Environment

Based on a study of 200 CEO candidates, three characteristics emerged as catalysts for realizing organizational performance: realistic optimism, subservience to purpose and finding order in chaos. Here's how to develop and/or optimize these characteristics at your company.

SPX CEO Chris Kearney Share His Favorite Business Books

Have you ever wondered which business books have had the most influence on high level CEOs? Here, Chris Kearney shares what thought leaders have developed his leadership style, and gives advice on how to be a successful CEO.

VIDEO: IBM’s Saul Berman on the Best Business Books for CEOs

Chief Executive magazine Editor JP Donlon interviewed IBM Global Business Services’ Saul Berman for the May/June 2011 issue. Here, Berman lists the most important business books that CEOs should read.
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CEO1000

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 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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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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