Strategy

Why CEOs Need To Pay It Forward

To share our experiences through mentoring provides a user friendly opportunity for others to learn from our failures and successes.  To be respected as a mentor is an honor not shared by many.   

The Endurance Of Elon Musk

Elon Musk's willingness to devote “extreme effort and relentless creativity” is what matters most as Tesla’s market value propels past GM, Nissan, Subaru, Ford, Chrysler and Mercedes (Daimler).
University of Wisconsin

Which School Has Most Fortune 500 CEOs?: Not Harvard – It’s Wisconsin

The No. 1 university in America for turning out current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies is not Harvard, not Stanford, not Notre Dame. It's Wisconsin.

Raytheon CEO On Creating A Cyber-Safe Workplace

Chief Executive asked Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy to discuss what the CEO’s role is in creating a cyber-safe workspace and the role company culture plays in creating a more secure organization.

Dennis Muilenburg’s Moment

Forty years of studying CEOs in crisis—from Burke to Zuckerberg—yield some key lessons for the current moment. Here's Jeff Sonnenfeld on Dennis Muilenburg.

SentryOne CEO On Recruiting Tech Talent Through “The Draft”

Like a professional sports team, SentryOne prefers to “draft” and bring people into its culture rather hire a bunch of expensive free agents that already have their own culture.

When Your Leadership Team Is Running In Circles

But even seasoned CEOs with talented senior leadership teams get stuck from time to time, as the reliable ways of operating fail to deliver the returns they once did. How do you recognize that your senior leadership team (SLT) is running in circles and what can you do about it?

Stirred But Not Shaken: Tiger Packaging CEO Confronts Plastic’s Image Problem

When plastic straws became public enemy number one last year, straw manufacturer Tiger Packaging took the image hit in stride and CEO Peter Horwitz has continued to promote the availability of more eco-friendly alternatives to full-plastic straws and other forms of packaging.

The Skills Of Being A Good Listener

We’ve all heard it often enough — being a good listener is as important a skill as being a good communicator. My experience has shown this to be true but also taught me that intentional silence is an acquired skill.

Great Leadership Teams Are Fundamentally Sound

Much like a basketball team, symphony orchestra and Army Ranger unit, it is not too difficult to spot when leadership teams don’t pay sufficient attention to the fundamentals. Here are a few indicators.
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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 Solid In March, But Trails 2018 Levels

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in current business conditions remains flat month-over-month, at 7.3 out of 10, while confidence in future conditions decreased slightly to 6.7/10, from 6.8 in February.
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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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