Chief executive officer

  • The CEO afterlife

    Former CEO John Bell gives his take on life after ditching the corner office for good and the search for fulfillment beyond business success.

    By John Bell, contributor

    Eighty-six proof anesthetic crutches brought you to the top Where the smiles are all synthetic and the ulcers never stop When they take that final inventory, yours will be the same sad story Everywhere -- no one will really care, No one more lonely than this rich important MORE

    Feb 18, 2011 10:31 AM ET
  • Should more CEOs be fired?

    New research suggests that more CEOs would be shown the door if not for their personal ties with their boards, suggesting that it's time to rethink hiring and firing practices and the CEO's role at public companies.

    By Eleanor Bloxham, contributor

    Boards of directors are facing increasing pressure to fire CEOs rather than allow them to linger. But what about the pressure boards feel to keep their CEOs in place?

    A recently published MORE

    Feb 8, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • When you're the boss, who gives you reviews?

    Asking for feedback when you're the boss is a fraught enterprise, but it's an essential one in today's business world. Here are a few ways to make the process a smooth, helpful one.

    By Daniel Debow, contributor

    A chief executive at a fast growing tech start-up recently approached executive coach Dave Kashen with an all-too common problem. The CEO frequently reached out to his executive team for feedback, but whenever he MORE

    Dec 22, 2010 10:59 AM ET
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