Chief Executive (U.S.)

Magazine providing full scope of CEO lifestyle and experience. Includes news, CEO profiles, and strategies.

Articles from No. 243, November/December

Agenda 2010
Gun-shy CEOs around the world are wondering if 2010 possibly could be as bad as the last two years have been for the global economy, and for most of their companies. And they're not sure of the answer.So Chief Executive asked 12 CEOs of major companies...
Cancer Coup
How do you get a shot at simultaneously pursuing corporate success and finding a cure for cancer? For Carol Gallagher, CEO of the Seattle biotech company Calistoga Pharma, the path to a post that may enable her to achieve both in one fell swoop began,...
CEO Confidence Stumbles
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXAFTER SHOWING SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT in August and September, the CEO Confidence Index fell 8.9 percent in October to 77.8. All five components of the Index fell, with the Employment Confidence Index showing the largest decline, down...
China Celebrates 60
An elaborate ceremony illustrates how China's leaders think, by ROBERT LAWRENCE KUHNBeijing: October 1, 2009. Today China celebrated the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic with an outpouring of national pride unrivaled in Chinese history, perhaps...
Doubling Down on Data
How an ever-more-digital world will impact various industries is up for debate, but one thing is clear: The business world is amassing a monumental amount of data. Every piece of information gathered, from customer preferences and spending patterns to...
GE and Its Naysayers
Skeptics wonder whether the venerable conglomerate has lost its mojo. BY WILLIAM E. ROTHSCHILD AND STEPHEN M. ROTHSCHILDWhether it is a football team, baseball team, business enterprise, Federal or state government ot any other organization that's not...
Get This Gadget!
A guide to must-have gear that solves problems, eases business travel - and is just plain fun. BY MICHAEL GELFANDIf there were a device you could buy today that would make it easier for your company to succeed, you'd snap it up, right? So why treat yourself...
How Full Is the Glass?
Business leaders are by nature folks who see the glass as half full. Optimism is in their DNA. They set out to accomplish things and one cant do that if doubts trump action. Hamlet would not have made a good CEO.So when we asked a cross-section of CEOs...
How GLOBAL Is Your Board?
How global does it need to be if your customers are around the world? by RUSS BANHAMImagine: A U.S. multinational corporation that reaps half its revenue overseas, with a half-American board of directors and the rest foreign nationals. Now try to point...
In Case of Emergency, BREAK GLASS!
Increasingly, when CEOs find themselves in a tough spot, they have come to rely on members of their board to roll up their sleeves and pitch in. BY C.J. PRINCEIn the early morning hours of February 7, 2008, John Sheptor, newly installed CEO of Imperial...
IN Fact
Information begins with facts, which can be assembled to identify trends. Put it all together to derive knowledge. Presenting Chief Executive's INfact.1. Number of CEOs who ieft their posts in September 2009. 25 percent fewer than the 140 CEO exits recorded...
Is Mitigating Climate Change Worth It?
It comes down to this: What do we pay and what do we get?The public discussion of climate change has operated on many levels:. A scientific debate about the human contribution to climate change, an economic debate about the costs of avoiding catastrophe...
Lessons from Team Fumbles
How senior leadership teams can make - or break - an organization.The colossal business failures of the past few years underscore the fact that the conduct of a company's leadership team is directly correlated with die organization's long-term performance....
Publishing Performer
When Nancy McKinstry took the helm of Wolters Kluwer NV in 2003, the Dutch company was hurting on multiple fronts. The nearly 200-year-old provider of information and workflow solutions to the legal, accounting, healthcare and financial senices industries...
SEC Targets CEO Succession Plans
GOVERNANCE WATCHStephen Miles of Heidrick & Struggles analyzes the likely impact of the new ruling.In a legal notice dated October 27, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SECs) Division of Corporation Finance signaled increased concern about...
Sustainability's Triple Bottom Line
How to get more than a goodwill buzz out of green initiatives.In recent years, businesses have begun to realize that the benefits of implementing sustainable practices in any business go far beyond creating good publicity. Green initiatives, when properly...
The Lead Weight of Litigation
THE REFUSAL TO ENGAGE IN LEGAL REFORM PUTS BRAND AMERICA AT RISK. BY STEVEN B. HANTLERIn these pages five years ago, I wrote about how the mere threat of lawsuits fills corporate boardrooms with what George Priest of the Yale Law School calls "the fear...
The Social Capital Scramble
Why the business of building online forums for networking is booming in bad times. BY SOUMITRA DUTTA AND MATTHEW FRASERThe familiar expression "misery loves company" is taking on new meaning in the economic downturn. Gripped by job jitters, millions...
'Too Big to Fail' Is Too Expensive by Half
IN HIS WASHINGTON POST OP-ED1 JP. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimori recently wrote, "The term 'too big to fail' must be excised from our vocabulary." He allowed that "if some unforeseen circumstance should put this firm at risk of collapse, I believe we...
Unite Behind Universal Care
THIS MAY BE OUR LAST CHANCE TO GET HEALTH REFORM RIGHT. BY SCOTT P. SEROTAWe are close to fixing our broken healthcare system- closer than ever before in historybut achieving that goal is being threatened by members of Congress who are backing away from...
Well Now
PEOPLE ARE SICK- LITERALLY -OF THE HEALTH CARE DEBATE. BY JOE QUEENANIllness resulting from the heated national debate about healthcare will add $1 50 billion to the nation's health care bill this year, experts sa)'. More alarming, it will shave a full...