Operations

The Weakest Link Isn’t Necessarily A Bad Thing

If your organization is spiraling up through growth and continuous improvement, it is highly unlikely that each link in the chain will be of equal strength.

Siemens’ Entrepreneurial Spirit Finds a Home

Siemens Tim Holt explains how a 170-year-old company keeps up with fast-moving digitization in a legacy industry. Why location matters, how Siemens’ presence in Orlando gives it a unique competitive advantage, and how the growth of Orlando’s culture has made him miss his native Germany just a little bit less.

How To Make The Tough Calls: CEOs Share Their Secrets

We sought decision-making inspiration from battle-tested execs willing to relive their toughest calls. Our advice: When in doubt, trust the process—and make the call.

Why CEOs Should Not Delegate Cost Management

Many CEOs delegate responsibility for cost reduction to other leaders within the business. However, that hands-off approach could be costing their companies a lot of money and strategic opportunities.

A Peek Inside FedEx Founder And CEO Fred Smith’s World

In the midst of a pitched battle with Wall Street, rising global trade tensions, growing anti-business sentiment and incredible technological change, we asked FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith about his company, his leadership—and what to watch for next.

How To Turn Around An Airport In Four Years

When Christina Cassotis got to the Pittsburgh International Airport as CEO, it was a ghost town haunted by the departure of US Airways as a hub. Today, the airport is thriving and investing in the future. Here’s how she turned things around.

Former Aetna CEO: The Executive Assistant Is An Undertold Story

Ron Williams, former CEO of Aetna, shares a story that reminds him of an often-overlooked reality: Without the help of talented, dedicated EAs, many of the world’s most successful business leaders would be toast!

When It Comes To Building Relationships, Make Them Feel Important

Providing significance to your customer will separate you from the competition. People want to feel important, we need to default to making people feel heard and valued.

Why CEOs Are Still In The Dark About The Supply Chain

Few companies have a formal strategy in place for managing global supply chain risk in the years ahead. This is especially dangerous given the volatility and uncertainty in trade relations between the US and China.

Good Results, New Alliances, Promising Launches Clear Some Clouds for Ford...

Ford CEO Jim Hackett may have created some breathing room for his tenure and opened a vista into his broader strategy with recent major moves and an upbeat quarterly earnings report from the company.
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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 On Tariff Fears In June

Amid announcements of new tariffs on China and, at the time of polling, Mexico, CEOs’ outlook for future business conditions plunged 6 percent from May to June, according to Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence.
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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 2019 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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