Performance

Varsity Brands Founder On The Big Business Of Cheerleading

Jeff Webb has guided Varsity Brands from a startup cheerleading operation out of his apartment to a primetime special on NBC and an eventual $2.5 billion sale. He talks with us about the growth of the company and knowing when it was time to step down as CEO.
D&I

Five Ways CEOs Can Lead Inclusively From The Top

The board chair and the CEO are critical to the success of D&I strategy, both in their individual roles and in their joint work. Here are five things to do when embarking on the D&I journey
Sears

How Eddie Lampert Could Have Saved Sears And Learning From His Failure

Eddie Lampert understood the need to transform Sears into an e-commerce powerhouse—and that was a key investment thesis of his. Yet somehow it just didn’t materialize. In business, you don't get partial credit for a good idea poorly implemented.

Staying Out Of The Overthinking Trap

To meet potential and avoid the traps of inertia caused by overthinking and myopia, pragmatic leaders must support robust discovery and focused delivery.
Credit: Michael Lionstar

Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes And Cult Of Personality CEOs

John Carreyrou was one of the few people that saw through Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos when the world was fawning over the Silicon Valley-based health tech company and its enigmatic CEO. The bestselling author of the Theranos expose talks with us about a wide range of topics.

Can Robots Replace Humans? Just Ask Elon Musk

For all their promise, two decades of overblown hype and expensive false starts have clearly demonstrated that robots will not replace humans any time soon. Just ask Elon Musk.

Presenting Is A Critical Skill for CEOs

To be a successful CEO or senior business leader, you have to present well. The ability to craft a compelling presentation and deliver it with conviction is perhaps the most important skill for a successful leader.

Will Trump’s Six-Month SEC Checkup Reduce Short-Termism?

In America, we clean our teeth every six months and report our public company financials every three. Now, to root out short-term thinking in the C-Suite, President Trump has tweeted that what’s right for dentists is good for American business.

The Role Of Personality In CEO Leadership: What Attributes Drive Success?

What are the defining attributes of a successful CEO? Everyone is different, but there are a few shared qualities that seem to come up, time and time again.

Sergio Marchionne Built Fiat Chrysler In His Own Unconventional Way

Sergio Marchionne had to leave the top spot at Fiat Chrysler without ensuring the long-term viability of the company’s brands, products and workforce. Even still, his failings won’t tarnish the remarkable legacy of Marchionne’s nine years at the helm of America’s No. 3 automaker
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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 Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.
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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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