Strategy

Elon Musk Shows Us Great Isn’t Always Easy

Tesla’s annual meeting taught the corporate governance community that shareholder independence is alive and well.

How To Sell Your Company In Five Steps

By creating an organized work environment, tracking your revenue accurately, negotiating fairly, and preparing yourself for the next stage in your professional life, you’ll set up your sale for success and find the right buyer who recognizes your brand’s value.

InterOptic CEO On Challenging The Behemoths In Fiber Optics

How does a mid-sized company in the fiber optics world challenge the Cisco and Junipers of the world? InterOptic CEO Brian McConnell explains the company’s strategy in getting ahead of the marketplace.

I Sold Aetna To Fix A Broken Healthcare System. Here’s Why.

In this excerpt from Mark Bertolini's book, he lays out the healthcare system’s flaws—flaws that are not only spiraling costs, but resulting in our dying younger and killing ourselves more often. And he tells us how to fix it.

When CEOs Carry Too Much Of The Burden Themselves

What most people don’t realize about CEOs, is that they feel the weight of the world and believe that everything that happens at their company relies entirely on their actions.

Siemens’ Entrepreneurial Spirit Finds a Home

Siemens Tim Holt explains how a 170-year-old company keeps up with fast-moving digitization in a legacy industry. Why location matters, how Siemens’ presence in Orlando gives it a unique competitive advantage, and how the growth of Orlando’s culture has made him miss his native Germany just a little bit less.

How To Make A Hard Call In Six Steps

Joni Fedders, President of Aileron, outlines a six-step approach for tricky conundrums. “Don’t be afraid to go back a step or two, depending on what you discover. It’s an iterative process.”

How To Make The Tough Calls: CEOs Share Their Secrets

We sought decision-making inspiration from battle-tested execs willing to relive their toughest calls. Our advice: When in doubt, trust the process—and make the call.

Successful Characteristics Of A High-Growth CEO

Whether the company is a startup or entering its second century of business, every organization needs a CEO with the skills and expertise to accomplish its specific goals. Here is a set of effective tactics practiced by some of the most successful growth-stage CEOs.

Masters of Manufacturing: Cambridge Engineering Leaders Help Their People Matter

As chairman and CEO of Cambridge Engineering, John Kramer transformed the company by hiring Koch Engineering executive Marc Braun as his president and overhauling the company’s culture to reposition it for future growth.
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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

CEOs Slow Spending Amid Uncertainty

The majority of the 255 CEOs we surveyed for our CEO Confidence Index said they are no longer planning on increasing capital expenditures or headcount over the coming year.
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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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