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A Playbook for CEO Activism

Conversations with dozens of CEOs and their advisors reveal six filters a CEO should consider when deciding to engage on social issues, especially when both expectations and risk for backlash are high.

An Inside Look At Joint Ventures And Other Deals In U.S. Healthcare

Despite a track record of mixed performance, joint ventures remain top-of-mind for healthcare dealmakers.

Trump, Gender Equality And Technology On CEOs’ Radar In 2019

According to our Jeff Cunningham, three things will be on the corporate strategy radar throughout 2019: Trump, gender equality and technology.

How To Accelerate Innovation In The Age of Disruption

Change maker CEOs see this time of year as a chance to get momentum going for product and service innovation, new delivery models, and more.
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Hopdoddy CEO On Building A Burger Business

Hopdoddy Burger Bar CEO Jeff Chandler spoke to us about not growing too fast, the importance of cultivating talent and leadership lessons from his D1 football coach.

Make This Your New Year’s Resolution: Continue to Evolve as a CEO

As the new year approaches, think about how you approach leadership and how you can continue to become an even greater leader and CEO.

Citizen Trump And The Boulevard Of Bedlam

President Trump's two favorite movies both provide a cautionary tale of megalomaniacs who become embittered, delusional, and alone when their hubris alienates friends and enemies alike. Sound familiar?

2018’s Words Of Wisdom: The Year In Quotes

As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve pulled together a short list of some of the most interesting conversations we’ve had with America’s business leaders this year

Trump, Bezos, Musk And The Biggest Business Stories Of 2018

Chief Executive Magazine looks back over a tumultuous and disruptive year for business. The list of things that mattered the most starts with Trump, Bezos, and Musk, not surprisingly.

How To Lead: One Longtime CEO’s Letter To His Children

John T. Williams, CEO of Hagerstown, MD-based Jamison Door Company, decided to write down what he’d learned from his experiences to help his adult children make their way in business—and the world. He was kind enough to share the letter with us.
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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 Drops To Lowest Level Since 2016 Presidential Election

Our monthly reading of CEO confidence in business conditions fell sharply in December as the nation’s business leaders increasingly perceived that gathering economic and political headwinds. The CEO Confidence Index is at its lowest levels in two years.
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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 2018 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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