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Mary Barra, CEO of GM Credit: GM.com

Rise of CEO Pay Issue Is Underscored By Unionists’ Concerns In GM Strike

The strike by United Auto Workers members against General Motors seemed to be winding to a close this week, but not until after providing one of the most powerful testaments yet to an issue whose profile keeps rising: CEO pay.

Walmart CEO McMillon Takes New Megaphone As Chairman of Business Roundtable

The ascension of Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to the chairmanship of the Business Roundtable comes at an especially interesting time both for the corporate lobbying group and for the world’s largest retailer.

Why Emotionally Intelligent Organizations Should Start With The CEO

An emotionally intelligent CEO fosters the development of key team players, listens more than he speaks, makes space for strategic thinking and visioning, and responds to stresses that arise from a place of centered-ness.

Leadership Guru Sinek Is Cynical About Business Roundtable’s Purported About-face

The declaration, signed by 181 CEOs of major U.S. companies, is “insufficient” "pablum" and redolent of “cheap” talk.

America’s National Parks: An Opportunity For CSR

Not much is ever made of the financial impact of the national parks, but in 2018, the National Park Service has produced $40.1 billion in economic output in the national economy. Here’s why CEOs like Subaru’s Thomas Doll see the National Park Service as more than just a CSR initiative.

Leveraging the Field: Why Green Companies Win

Green companies outperform their non-green competitors. This is not a creative marketing spin.  It is a measured and accurate result as tracked by the stock markets. Here's why.

When CEOs Preach, Is It Time To Sell?

The reputation of business trust is below that of Congress, so the Business Roundtable decided what’s needed is a charm offensive. More than likely, it will backfire.

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.

Walmart Rescued Flint Michigan…No One Noticed

When business fails, it is scandalized. When it rescues, the quiet is deafening. Part of the answer is business needs to tell a better story.

How To Keep M&A Deals On Track

“Speed and certainty” of closing is a common mantra in the M&A world. M&A advisers are often asked why M&A deals die. Here are a few common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
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A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.