Nationalism a concern for CEOs?


Fox Business | December 13, 2016

The Fox Business article, "Nationalism a concern for CEOs?," shared insights from an interview with Russell Reynolds Associates CEO Clarke Murphy about CEOs' fear in the year ahead. The article was accompanied by his interview with Maria Bartiromo, "What do CEOs want from the Trump Administration?" An excerpt is below.

As CEOs gear up for a new year and a new administration under President-elect Donald Trump, how are the latest political and economic trends impacting corporate executives’ outlook for 2017?  Russell Reynolds Associates CEO Clarke Murphy weighed in on businesses’ biggest hopes and fears for the coming year.

“I think confidence is pretty high… looking at the U.S. and politics…I would say optimism in the U.S. is pretty good in boardrooms,” Murphy told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.

Despite an overall optimistic outlook, CEOs do have significant concerns regarding the policies of Trump’s incoming administration.

“Fear is uncertainty, right?  So, politics and performance work together. So companies have to perform no matter what happens, they can be agile, they just want to know what the rules are going to be.”

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Nationalism a concern for CEOs?