Eleven Key Challenges for CEOs in 2014

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Bringing in talent for growth.

"Because companies have been through an extended period with simultaneous emphasis on productivity and cost cutting, investments in talent management have been focused on those executives that excel at cost and productivity initiatives," Miles says. But as companies shift the focus toward growth, the challenge for CEOs in 2014 is to identify and nurture executives who excel at growing businesses and products. "These skill sets are much more elusive than the cost-cutting playbook of the past number of years."

"CEOs face no shortage of tough challenges coming into 2014," says Stephen Miles, founder and chief executive of The Miles Group, which advises top CEOs and boards globally. "From our work with CEOs and boards this winter, we've identified the things that are front of mind for them this year."


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