CEO Challenge: Perspectives and Analysis — 2007 Edition
Esther V. Rudis
Respondents to the 2007 edition of The Conference Board CEO Challenge Survey rated matters of execution very highly, naming excellence in execution (a new challenge) their number one concern and consistent execution of strategy by top management their third-greatest concern. The top five challenges also included sustained and steady top-line growth, profit growth, and the problem of finding qualified managerial talent. In an effort to gain a deeper perspective on these and other findings from the survey, The Conference Board interviewed seven CEOs from a variety of sectors and regions. CEO Challenge: Perspectives and Analysis: 2007 Edition offers these leaders' insights and opinions on a wide variety of issues, including seizing opportunities in China and India, current barriers to continuing innovation, and intellectual property issues.