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.

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.

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?

It’s Time for Some Awkward Conversations about Succession in the Boardroom

Let's not beat around the bush. Some American boardrooms have a dead wood problem. And it's only the very best boards that are able to identify their weakest links, and get those people to either shape up or ship out.

CEOs Targeted By Activist Investors are Twice as Likely to Leave

If an activist investor comes knocking, it may be time for CEOs to dust off their resumes.

Mastering the Monarch Succession

From Viacom to Facebook, creative enterprises often struggle with CEO transitions.

Inside the Company Where Staff Pick Their Own Chiefs

One company has gone a lot further than sticking a plastic "suggestion box" to an office wall to garner staff feedback.

Boards Are Choosing Record Levels of Internal Candidates for CEO

Two separate studies of the backgrounds of new CEOs came to one notable and perhaps surprising conclusion: Boards are hiring internal candidates for a record share of CEOs at American companies.
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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

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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