Strategy

Three Transformations That Expanded Cross-Border M&A Opportunity

Three very simple changes have taken place in business that have driven the increase in cross-border M&A. In fact, these changes underpin the increasing globalization of business generally.

The Higher Purpose Of Being A CEO

CEOs of the Business Roundtable are understanding what many leaders in the mid-market learned long ago—the true perks of being a CEO go well beyond increasing profits.

CEOs in Business Roundtable ‘Redefine’ Corporate Purpose To Stretch Beyond Shareholders

Business Roundtable has “redefined” the purpose of an American corporation to embrace the needs of constituencies other than shareholders.

CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.

Let’s Make A “Deal Tax”

They call it the “deal tax”: When a public company announces a merger or acquisition, it is greeted with one, two or half a dozen lawsuits, sometimes drafted and filed within hours of the announcement.

Exasol CEO On Competing With The Tech Industry’s Legacy Giants

Chief Executive spoke with Aaron Auld, Exasol CEO, about the challenges in getting companies to switch over from a legacy tech giant to their technology, how they recruit tech talent in a tight labor market and more.

CEOs Must Start Selling Capitalism

Should CEOs be battening down the hatches amid populist campaigning against business leaders—and even calls for outright socialism? Here's what you can do.

The Benefits Of Thinking Out Loud

Adding as much transparency to critical decision making will go a long way to instilling confidence in the team that there is logic and purpose to their role.

Funding Digital Transformation

In today’s competitive climate, companies must disrupt themselves before others do it for them. How do you pay for the transformation investment without risking your current business and revenue streams?

Want Satisfied Customers? Spend Time with Them

Studies show that as companies become more prominent, leaders become more distant from customers. They spend more time managing the organization and investors, less time with customers. To lead a thriving, customer-focused company, the CEO has to spend time with customers.
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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 Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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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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