Reporters and editors of the Business Journal often hear about the most dynamic and interesting local people who lead successful, growing and innovative companies or organizations.

We don’t just ignore those names – we use them to compose our annual list of Most Admired CEOs.

In these short profiles, compiled by Richard Clough, David Haldane, Alexa Hyland, Howard Fine, Jonathan Polakoff and Joel Russell, the chiefs discuss their management philosophies, their strengths and their weakness – and some disclosed their hardest lessons or their worst mistakes.

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