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activist embrace

Should CEOs Welcome The Activist Embrace?

The Dollar Tree-Starboard Value situation leads to a bigger question: are activists the enemy or should they be treated like Wall Street runners with an urgent message?

Fearless Leaders Don’t Burn Their Ships

Forget about those stories of digital conquistadors who put everything on the line. Fearless CEOs aren’t plagued by fear—they approach risk with calculation, remain independent from outside capital and stay focused.

#MeToo Movement Exposes Lack Of Succession Planning

Recent incidents involving sexual harassment emphasizes the ticking time bomb for many organizations across industries: a complete absence or severely underdeveloped succession management capabilities.

Why PwC Chairman Tim Ryan’s Top Priority Is Diversity And Race

Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman of PwC (PricewaterouseCoopers), has made diversity and inclusion his top priority in leading the American arm of the $41 billion “Big 4” accounting firm. Ryan’s goals, however, aren’t just limited to what happens at one company.

CEOs Focusing On Supply Chain Optimization In 2019

Transforming your supply chain into a competitive weapon – requires responding to both opportunities and challenges, and 2019 will have both in abundance.

M&A Poised To Remain Steady In 2019 Despite Recession Fears

The availability of capital and appetite for both building scale and leveraging new tech capabilities remain substantial, and that should drive a healthy deals cadence in 2019.

Clayton Christensen: Innovation Is The Answer

Clayton Christensen’s most powerful insight yet may also be his simplest: To find the biggest opportunities in the world, seek out the world’s biggest problems. An exclusive interview.

The Learning Experience CEO: Focus On The Brand And Growth Will Come

The Learning Experience has enjoyed double digit growth in its 16 years of existence. CEO Richard Weissman credits the company’s focus on driving brand recognition by green-fielding all its own products.
activism playbook

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.
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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 Bounces Back In February After Plunging In Late 2018

CEOs have revived optimism stemming from robust economic conditions, solid consumer demand, strong earnings, and easy access to capital.
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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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