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Secretive targets for CEO bonus pay signal poor performance

Investors need to pay closer attention to the non-financial measures linked to CEO cash bonuses, because targets that are not disclosed, or undefined, in annual reports are associated with worse company performance down the ...

Why are there so few women CEOs?

Women comprise about 47% of the U.S. workforce, yet they make up barely a quarter of all senior executives at large U.S. public companies. Even worse, only about 5% of Standard & Poor's 500 companies have female CEOs.

Humility is a double-edged sword for some leaders, study shows

Most would agree that hubris is commonplace in corporate America. (Cue the joke that CEO stands for chief ego officer.) Some studies have concluded that the very narcissism that defines many leaders is detrimental to good ...

CEO political activism: Jobseekers want bosses who take a stand

Chief executives who speak out on political issues and take a principled stance are increasingly sought out by jobseekers who believe such behaviour signals fair treatment, respect for employees, and a more responsible vision ...

Young women share their stories of homelessness

Increasing numbers of women lack a safe and secure place to call home. But most women who are homeless are "invisible." You don't see these vulnerable women sleeping on the streets—most are forced into "couch-surfing," ...

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Chief executive officer

A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is one of the highest-ranking corporate officers (executives) or administrators in charge of total management. An individual selected as president and CEO of a corporation, company, organization, or agency, reports to the board of directors. In internal communication and press releases, many companies capitalize the term and those of other high positions, even when they are not proper nouns.

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