CEO Succession

For American CEOs Especially, the Path to the Corner Office is a Long One

Heads of large companies are most likely internal appointments who toiled for decades at the same employer to reach the top, survey finds.

AIG’s Hancock Throws in the Towel

After two tumultuous years, AIG CEO Peter Hancock is throwing in the towel.

Chocolate Scion Shakes up Governance with First Non-Family CEO

Giovanni Ferrero continues to recast the management mold created by his father amid an emerging tendency for leaders to step away from day-to-day management duties and focus on strategy.

Why the Worst Times May be the Best Times for Succession

Executives hired during bust years stayed longer and performed better, according to a new assessment of the mining sector.

Unlike in Britain, American Companies Tend Toward Homegrown CEOs

Around 40% of Britain's biggest companies now have a foreign national at the helm, compared to under 10% in the U.S.

AIG’s Leadership Vacancy: a Poisoned Chalice or a Golden Opportunity?

A cleaner slate and tailwinds from rising interest rates could be enough to convince another talented executive to tangle with the company's formidable activist investors.

GE Succession Plans in Focus as Immelt Retirement Rumors Swirl

Another longstanding reign at the engineering giant is entering its closing stages, putting the spotlight on a group of possible internal CEO candidates.

American CEOs Appear to be Getting Older

For many successful managers, life doesn't start till 58.

CEO-Chairmen now in the Minority as Split Role Model Gains Ascendancy

Large companies that combine the CEO and chairman roles now count in the minority, marking a new milestone in American corporate governance history that's been more than a decade in the making.

The Outsider Advantage?

Which model has worked for your company best when filling the CEO position, outsider, or insider?
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

July 2017: Are CEOs in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Holding Pattern?

Since March, when CEO confidence was at its highest in the last 12 months (7.41 on a...

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