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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Women And Leadership

    Dumas also knew that something else was expected of her. One of her biggest challenges was her management-style mismatch with the chairman. He was a broadbrush, big-picture thinker, who frequently accused her of excessive attention to detail. Dumas was adamant that she wasn't going to follow his lead and, as...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Two CEOs, One Strategy

    Innovation is becoming the lens through which leaders are directing a laser - like focus on business transformation. It's easy to see why. Margins and product life cycles are shrinking, competitive pressure is growing, and the need for customer responsiveness has never been more important. Every company needs an edge....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What's Next For Innovation?

    Unfortunately, the "New normal" of constant change means there are no safe havens. Companies that turn inwards are sowing the seeds of their own destruction by creating opportunities for attackers to pull profits out of existing markets or create defensible competitive advantage in new markets. Simple survival isn't sufficient. Companies...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Your Company Has Changed, Why Hasn't Your Board?

    When Stephen Hemsley took over as chief executive of United - Health Group in December 2006, he inherited a bit of a governance mess. Since March of that year, the company had been embroiled in an options backdating scandal, making it the target of both SEC and Justice Department investigations....

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The 11th Annual CEO Leadership Summit

    Several CEOs also expressed concern about the public's perception of CEOs, which has seemingly eroded to the point where business leaders are viewed practically on par with criminals. Bob Nardelli, CEO of Cerberus Operating and Advisory Company, candidly noted that while some of the criticism being leveled at business leaders...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Seven Rules Of Crisis Communications

    A communications expert who offers after-the-fact advice to Goldman Sach's Lloyd Blankfein, Toyota's Akio Toyoda, BP's Tony Hayward and CEOs of the financial services industry, reminds CEOs that no one is immune. Every company should have a prepared plan in place before a crisis hits. Toyota's immediate public relations troubles...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    CEO Retirement Planning: Time For A Fresh Look

    A natural starting point for comprehensive retirement and estate planning would be to focus on the executive's retirement outlook. The portfolios of CEO and other C - level executives are frequently concentrated in their companies' stock. Although concentrated positions can be a great way to build wealth, keeping this wealth...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Due Diligence Tips For CEOs Investing In Hedge Funds

    While many CEOs are clearly pleased that some of their hedge fund investments are rebounding, it is still incumbent on them and their advisors not to let down their guard in ensuring that their funds are in good hands. "Now more than ever, investors and their financial advisers should perform...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Understanding China: Pride & Policy

    Chinese pride invites itself into diverse policy debates. Rarely does it dominate and determine decisions, but often it affects and influences them. Consider China's spaceflight programs, including the Shenzhou manned spacecraft and lunar missions, both an apparent luxury in a country still fighting vast poverty, but both enthusiastically supported by...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Buyback Bust?

    Lehman wasn't the only firm that found at least temporary shelter under the buyback umbrella. In March of 2007, AIG's stock, which had been sputtering, got a boost after it announced it would buy back up to $8 billion in shares. In May of last year, Merrill Lynch told Wall...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Rethinking Manufacturing Strategy

    Tweaking competitors and bucking trends, B. Braun Medical CEO Caroll Neubauer has been busy expanding U.S. production over the last few years, raising the domestic manufacturing payroll to about 4,700 now compared with fewer than 3,200 five years ago. Neubauer has emphasized advanced automation, intense worker training, lean processes and...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Failed Strategies

    The broadest insight is that almost half (46 percent) of the catastrophes stemmed from misguided strategies not from bad luck or from poor execution, even though conventional wisdom is that good execution is the key to business success. More specifically, the research found that seven types of strategies are most...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Global Is Your Senior Team?

    U.S. multinational corporations are beginning to employ senior management teams looking somewhat like FM Global's. This contrasts rather sharply with the composition of their boards of directors. As the authors pointed out in Part One (How Global is your Board?) of this series, only six percent of directors serving the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is Risk Management An Oxymoron?

    Regulators expected that the provisioning of capital for extreme losses would sustain financial enterprises in periods of stress. In the current mindset of this financial crisis, perhaps a more appropriate view of these capital measures is as the ruler by which an organization counts down to failure, not the system...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Finding Funding

    Lending has indeed dried up at some big banks, but not all have turned off the spigots. "The larger institutions that got very involved in mortgage-backed securities are feeling the pain much more than your neighborhood banks," says Ken Csaplar, managing director of Trenwith Securities, a boutique investment-banking firm that...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Looking For Growth In All The Right Places

    What are the sources of corporate growth? If you take a middle-of-the-road view of markets, as many executives do, the answers may surprise you: averaging out the different growth rates in an industry's segments and sub-segments can produce a misleading view of its growth prospects. Most so-called growth industries include...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Six Simple Rules For Strengthening CEO-Board Relations

    One of the easiest ways to be transparent is to keep your reports and other communications simple and focused on the lowest common denominator of understanding. Most CEOs and senior management teams assume board members know more than they do. But, typically, directors have varying levels of knowledge. Appealing to...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is Countrywide A Governance Train Wreck?

    Just four years ago, Countrywide, and its cofounding CEO, Angelo Mozilo, seemed positively prescient. Quickly seizing on the popularity of adjustable rate mortgages in 2004, the firm came up with a smorgasbord of new alternative loan products, diving into the subprime market and quickly grabbing share from competitors. Countrywide leapt...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Should CEOs Deal With Stress?

    Many people think that his health is not his private matter because so many others depend upon him. Some even raise a stock security issue. Forbes has pointed out that the Apple CEO turned to cancer removal surgery eight months after the diagnosis. Would there be less unfortunate issues to...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    No Trumpets, No Drums: Leadership Lessons From Vietnam

    The generation that was asked to serve in an unpopular war in south-east Asia 30 years ago has arrived in the corner office. Was the experience a crucible for leadership training? Certainly they discovered that rank alone does not a leader make. Merely issuing orders to 20-year-old lieutenants and NCOs...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Women And Leadership

    Dumas also knew that something else was expected of her. One of her biggest challenges was her management-style mismatch with the chairman. He was a broadbrush, big-picture thinker, who frequently accused her of excessive attention to detail. Dumas was adamant that she wasn't going to follow his lead and, as...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Two CEOs, One Strategy

    Innovation is becoming the lens through which leaders are directing a laser - like focus on business transformation. It's easy to see why. Margins and product life cycles are shrinking, competitive pressure is growing, and the need for customer responsiveness has never been more important. Every company needs an edge....

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What's Next For Innovation?

    Unfortunately, the "New normal" of constant change means there are no safe havens. Companies that turn inwards are sowing the seeds of their own destruction by creating opportunities for attackers to pull profits out of existing markets or create defensible competitive advantage in new markets. Simple survival isn't sufficient. Companies...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Your Company Has Changed, Why Hasn't Your Board?

    When Stephen Hemsley took over as chief executive of United - Health Group in December 2006, he inherited a bit of a governance mess. Since March of that year, the company had been embroiled in an options backdating scandal, making it the target of both SEC and Justice Department investigations....

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The 11th Annual CEO Leadership Summit

    Several CEOs also expressed concern about the public's perception of CEOs, which has seemingly eroded to the point where business leaders are viewed practically on par with criminals. Bob Nardelli, CEO of Cerberus Operating and Advisory Company, candidly noted that while some of the criticism being leveled at business leaders...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Seven Rules Of Crisis Communications

    A communications expert who offers after-the-fact advice to Goldman Sach's Lloyd Blankfein, Toyota's Akio Toyoda, BP's Tony Hayward and CEOs of the financial services industry, reminds CEOs that no one is immune. Every company should have a prepared plan in place before a crisis hits. Toyota's immediate public relations troubles...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    CEO Retirement Planning: Time For A Fresh Look

    A natural starting point for comprehensive retirement and estate planning would be to focus on the executive's retirement outlook. The portfolios of CEO and other C - level executives are frequently concentrated in their companies' stock. Although concentrated positions can be a great way to build wealth, keeping this wealth...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Due Diligence Tips For CEOs Investing In Hedge Funds

    While many CEOs are clearly pleased that some of their hedge fund investments are rebounding, it is still incumbent on them and their advisors not to let down their guard in ensuring that their funds are in good hands. "Now more than ever, investors and their financial advisers should perform...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Understanding China: Pride & Policy

    Chinese pride invites itself into diverse policy debates. Rarely does it dominate and determine decisions, but often it affects and influences them. Consider China's spaceflight programs, including the Shenzhou manned spacecraft and lunar missions, both an apparent luxury in a country still fighting vast poverty, but both enthusiastically supported by...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Buyback Bust?

    Lehman wasn't the only firm that found at least temporary shelter under the buyback umbrella. In March of 2007, AIG's stock, which had been sputtering, got a boost after it announced it would buy back up to $8 billion in shares. In May of last year, Merrill Lynch told Wall...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Rethinking Manufacturing Strategy

    Tweaking competitors and bucking trends, B. Braun Medical CEO Caroll Neubauer has been busy expanding U.S. production over the last few years, raising the domestic manufacturing payroll to about 4,700 now compared with fewer than 3,200 five years ago. Neubauer has emphasized advanced automation, intense worker training, lean processes and...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Failed Strategies

    The broadest insight is that almost half (46 percent) of the catastrophes stemmed from misguided strategies not from bad luck or from poor execution, even though conventional wisdom is that good execution is the key to business success. More specifically, the research found that seven types of strategies are most...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Global Is Your Senior Team?

    U.S. multinational corporations are beginning to employ senior management teams looking somewhat like FM Global's. This contrasts rather sharply with the composition of their boards of directors. As the authors pointed out in Part One (How Global is your Board?) of this series, only six percent of directors serving the...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is Risk Management An Oxymoron?

    Regulators expected that the provisioning of capital for extreme losses would sustain financial enterprises in periods of stress. In the current mindset of this financial crisis, perhaps a more appropriate view of these capital measures is as the ruler by which an organization counts down to failure, not the system...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Finding Funding

    Lending has indeed dried up at some big banks, but not all have turned off the spigots. "The larger institutions that got very involved in mortgage-backed securities are feeling the pain much more than your neighborhood banks," says Ken Csaplar, managing director of Trenwith Securities, a boutique investment-banking firm that...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Looking For Growth In All The Right Places

    What are the sources of corporate growth? If you take a middle-of-the-road view of markets, as many executives do, the answers may surprise you: averaging out the different growth rates in an industry's segments and sub-segments can produce a misleading view of its growth prospects. Most so-called growth industries include...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Six Simple Rules For Strengthening CEO-Board Relations

    One of the easiest ways to be transparent is to keep your reports and other communications simple and focused on the lowest common denominator of understanding. Most CEOs and senior management teams assume board members know more than they do. But, typically, directors have varying levels of knowledge. Appealing to...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is Countrywide A Governance Train Wreck?

    Just four years ago, Countrywide, and its cofounding CEO, Angelo Mozilo, seemed positively prescient. Quickly seizing on the popularity of adjustable rate mortgages in 2004, the firm came up with a smorgasbord of new alternative loan products, diving into the subprime market and quickly grabbing share from competitors. Countrywide leapt...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Should CEOs Deal With Stress?

    Many people think that his health is not his private matter because so many others depend upon him. Some even raise a stock security issue. Forbes has pointed out that the Apple CEO turned to cancer removal surgery eight months after the diagnosis. Would there be less unfortunate issues to...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    No Trumpets, No Drums: Leadership Lessons From Vietnam

    The generation that was asked to serve in an unpopular war in south-east Asia 30 years ago has arrived in the corner office. Was the experience a crucible for leadership training? Certainly they discovered that rank alone does not a leader make. Merely issuing orders to 20-year-old lieutenants and NCOs...

    Provided By Chief Executive Group