This book answers the question 'Are CEOs overpaid?' with a resounding 'No.' Defying dogma and business myths, it documents the realities of executive pay in the United States and the forces that have shaped pay in recent years. The authors, both expert consultants on the subject, investigate the extent to which pay is related to corporate performance and provide clear guidance for an approach that drives business success and shareholder value. Based on extensive research and decades of direct experience in working with thousands of companies, the book provides provocative insights for executives, analysts, government officials, and shareholders.