Performance

Who Killed GE? Not Jeff Immelt

If you want to know what really happened to General Electric, the first thing is to stop playing the blame game.

OnlyBoth CEO Talks Going From Academia To Business

Raul Valdes-Perez, PhD, CEO of OnlyBoth, is running his second company based on a technology he developed at Carnegie Mellon. For him, it was a challenge going from academia to the business world.

How To Stop Inefficiency From Sinking Your Business

"It works well enough for now," should never be an excuse for remaining with inefficient processes. Adaptable companies take more risks and spend more time innovating than those who content themselves with subpar processes — but they also tend to survive longer.

Choosing Between Change And Stability Is A Suckers Choice

You don't have choose between change and stability. In fact, change without stability will lead to erosion of traditional values and consistency.

Arbella CEO On Succeeding In A Hyper Competitive Industry

Arbella Insurance Group CEO John Donohue spoke with Chief Executive about the growth of the company, how the company overcomes its various day-to-day challenges, the hyper-competitive nature of the insurance industry and more.

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.
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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.
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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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