Growth

InterOptic CEO On Challenging The Behemoths In Fiber Optics

How does a mid-sized company in the fiber optics world challenge the Cisco and Junipers of the world? InterOptic CEO Brian McConnell explains the company’s strategy in getting ahead of the marketplace.

Successful Characteristics Of A High-Growth CEO

Whether the company is a startup or entering its second century of business, every organization needs a CEO with the skills and expertise to accomplish its specific goals. Here is a set of effective tactics practiced by some of the most successful growth-stage CEOs.

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.

Uber’s IPO Will Bring Riches—Will It Bring Respect?

Silicon Valley’s bad boy is launching one of the richest IPOs in history; but will it gain the admiration of regulators, politicians, and most importantly, its drivers?

Applying the Eight Core Elements of High Performance Teams

As a result of working with hundreds of teams over many years, one CEO found that there are certain elements of High-Performance Teams that can be summarized by the acronym VIVRE FAT!

Allied Universal CEO Bet On Himself And Won

Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal, a security services firm, talked with Chief Executive about growing the company from a small-time operation to a billion-dollar enterprise.

Masters of Manufacturing: Bob Patel Takes Petrochemical Giant To New Pinnacle Riding Shale-Gas Boom

Bob Patel had a plan for his company, LyondellBasell, to ride the U.S. shale boom to unprecedented heights. But as CEO of the Dutch energy giant’s Houston-based operations in America, the veteran petrochemical executive first had some cleaning up to do.
strategic planning

Strategic Planning Is A Process—Not An Event

Strategic planning is a process and not an event.  It may take several years to get traction with it but once successfully launched, it can become yet another cornerstone in an enterprise’s foundation.

New Kraft Heinz CEO May Have To Rely On Used Playbook

Miguel Patricio, former CMO of AB InBev, has been tabbed to succeed Bernardo Hees as chief of Kraft Heinz. Will his strategy revive the CPG giant?

From Home Heating Oil to Healthy Food, The Evolution of Global Partners

How has Global Partners, a one-time home oil heating company, evolved into a billion-dollar enterprise, which is trying its hand in the healthy foods industry? When you talk to CEO Eric Slifka it makes perfect sense.
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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 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 and Worst States For Business

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CEO of the Year

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