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What all CEOs Can Learn from Netflix’s “House of Cards” Series

You might have seen Netflix beginning to advertise the trailers for the fourth season of its hit show, “House of Cards” (which debuts on March 4). If you’re familiar with the series that follows the trials and tribulations of the fictional President of the United States (POTUS) Frank Underwood, you know he’s all too familiar with the word “scandal.” Even more so, his questionable practices as president and unethical treatment of his staff make him the epitome of an abusive leader.

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Leadership Transition: How to Succeed at Succession

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Here's a governance test question to pose to your board: When should you start a CEO succession plan? Correct answer: The day a new CEO takes office. The point, of course, is that it’s never too soon to start planning for a leadership transition. As dramatic as that may sound, it’s actually a fundamental truth, one borne out by anecdotal evidence on a regular basis.

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