Strategy

Opening Closed Doors Through Open Innovation

A lot is at stake for companies as digital transformation takes hold, and in this super-charged environment, acquiring your way to innovation no longer works — the only way to stay innovative is to invest in R&D.

Pursuing MA&Ds in the Age of Disruption

In the age of Amazon, companies need to be intelligent, agile, automated and on the cloud. But building this kind of operation isn’t easy, and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are becoming a strategic tool of choice for companies to buy their way into the model.
John O'Kelly, CEO of Newcastle Systems

Newcastle Systems CEO On Being An “Orchestra Conductor”

John O’Kelly talks about how he’s grown Newcastle Systems from the basement of his home to where it is today and the challenges of having a product that doesn’t have brand recognition.

How CEOs Can Lead Climate-Smart Sustainable Development

There are many sustainable practices CEOs can introduce—from telecommuting and reducing waste to incentives for volunteering in the community—to engage their workforce in activities that align with the global goals.

CEO1000: The Life Cycle Of A CEO

This is the introductory article in a new series addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by CEOs over the five distinct phases in the Life Cycle of the CEO, each presenting its own tasks and challenges.
Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh Would Mean A Pro-Business Court For Decades

Lost in the dramatics of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is hearing is how Justice Kennedy’s hand-picked replacement would give the highest court a pro-business slant for years to come.

Why One CEO Says The Yearly Performance Review Is Illogical

David Hassell, CEO of 15Five, says the yearly review doesn’t make sense in an era where employees aren’t staying in jobs as long as they once were and the pace of business changes very quickly.

Sisters Are Leading W.S. Badger Co. As Co-CEOs

Rebecca Hamilton and Emily Schwerin-Whyte are sisters, but their relationship extends beyond siblinghood— the two have recently taken over as co-CEOs of their family business.

How SC Johnson’s CEO Elevates Transparency In An Unlikely Industry

As a chemical manufacturer, SC Johnson faces a unique hurdle in the era of “all-natural” consumer-packaged goods. CEO Fisk Johnson explains to Chief Executive how they overcome these challenges.
Ashland, Kentucky, where Braidy Industries is opening a $1.6-billion aluminum-rolling mill in 2020.

Six Lessons from CEO’s Huge Aluminum Gambit in Appalachia

Craig Bouchard, CEO of Braidy Industries, has a unique approach in his attempt to build his fourth billion-dollar company. He shares the details with Chief Executive.
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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 Remains Stable in September

Strong customer demand, lending rates, lower taxes and high employment are some of the variables CEOs say keep their confidence high. Still, tariffs and trade uncertainties remain a concern.
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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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