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How To Find Success When Planning For Succession

The quickening pace of disruption, economic uncertainty, and issues like the #MeToo movement have resulted in several surprising changes at the top recently. Here's a framework for CEO succession.

See It, Film It, Solve It, Show It: Cambridge Engineering Leans...

Cambridge Engineering employees have logged and shown more than 8,000 improvement videos since company leadership launched the program four years ago.

Master of Manufacturing: Travis Hollman Unlocks the Appeal of the Locker...

Travis Hollman has transformed Hollman Inc. into a custom-manufacturing, innovation-powered disruptor that has been redefining the locker business as it taps into trends in everything from corporate campuses to sports and entertainment culture.

Food-Industry Convulsion Prompts Papa John’s To Tap Another New CEO

Rob Lynch’s move from Arby’s to become CEO of Papa John’s underscored the musical-chairs nature of life at the top of America’s food chain these days.

Meet America’s Makers: 25 Manufacturing CEOs Thriving In The U.S.

For the second consecutive year, Chief Executive has selected a handful of people who are really successful, whose companies represent robust trends in the U.S. manufacturing economy, or who are reshaping their industries or manufacturing as a whole.

CEO Cheryl Miller Moves Into Hot Driver’s Seat at AutoNation

The CEO on the biggest hot seat in the auto industry right now may not be head of one of the carmakers. It could be Cheryl Miller, who has taken over as chief of AutoNation, America’s largest new-vehicle retailer.

HR Lessons Of The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Forces

Chief Executive caught up with Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frank Kearney to talk about the biggest mistakes leaders make when letting a high performer leave their organization and more.

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.

Toyota Production System Gives Company Influence Far Beyond Its Plants

Toyota’s influence on U.S. manufacturing extends way beyond its own operations—because of the Toyota Production System. Over the decades, American companies ranging from arch-rival General Motors to Herman Miller have learned about the Toyota way of making things.

Why You Can’t Tolerate Ambush Communications

If you initially tolerate ambush communications, it can become a pattern of behavior. Unchecked, these “well-intended requests” can wear you down, change your mood and worse, affect your value of the messenger.
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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.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Surges in February, But So Do Election Worries

As one CEO put it: “Everything involved with the economy is dependent upon who is elected POTUS in November.”
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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.

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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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