Strategy

Bad Negotiations Shouldn’t Sink Your Business Relationships

Companies can and do fail for any number of reasons.  Failure based on ineffective relationships due to poor communications and ineffective negotiation is completely avoidable.

In a Gender vs. CEO Lawsuit, Facts Are Sometimes Optional

The CEO of an Indian consulting company celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary where cake was served. The outcome was more than melted candles; he was charged with gender discrimination.

Times Have Changed: CEOs Must Disrupt The “First 100 Days”

With so many other important tasks in the first 100 days of joining a company, how can a CEO make talent a top focus? There are a few pragmatic steps to prioritize.

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.

What We Learn From Kids That Makes Us Better At Work

Today is Take Your Kid To Work Day. Here's a good reason for the kids to come to the office: They can remind us of what we’ve learned from them that can improve our productivity and the way we deal with co-workers in real and meaningful ways.
Elon Musk

Tesla’s Turbulence Musk Be Explained

Elon Musk shows us that while you can’t build a positive legacy on dreams you can actually damage a reputation by trying to sell unrealized forecasts. 

The Trouble With Business Transformation

GE didn’t change quickly enough and Lehman changed too fast. Transformations go wrong because of the timing, the team, and in some cases, the strategy.
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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 Rebounds In May Despite Escalation Of U.S. Trade Fight With China

President Trump’s escalation of the trade fight with China may have spooked global markets, but U.S. CEOs are taking it in stride so far, according to Chief Executive’s monthly reading of CEO confidence.
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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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