The 25 Top Executives Of The Year

This was not a year for the faint of heart. Nor was it a year for the tinkerer or the tortoise. No, 1998 was a year of dramatic change in which executives were forced to surf swelling waves of volatility--and many didn't make it back to shore. Unlike the mid-1990s, when a steadily growing economy helped even average executives boast stellar gains, not everyone was able to stay on their feet. Among those who did, however, were BUSINESS WEEK's 25 Top Executives of 1998. These savvy leaders did a mighty job of keeping their companies stable amid the turmoil.

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