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The Outsider Advantage?

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

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Firms With Younger CEOs Are More Valuable, Data Shows

In October 2000, Jack Welch announced the biggest deal of his 20-year tenure as head of GE: a $45 billion merger with Honeywell. Shortly thereafter he was forced to retire, due to GE’s mandatory retirement policy for CEOs turning 65. Do you think this was fair?

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Leadership Transition: How to Succeed at Succession


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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Securing the Helm

Watch out for these five warning signs that you’re in danger of being thrown overboard.

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Beware: Your Retirement Could Affect the Company’s Bottom Line, Study Says

The day you will retire from your final CEO position may seem like a routine event, but a new study by the University of Arkansas observed that shareholders actually perceive seemingly normal succession in the corner office as a significant disruption to the viability of an organization.

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5 Hot Tips for Creating an ‘Interim CEO’ Plan

Like United Continental, which needed to replace Oscar Munoz after his heart attack, and Mattel, whose former CEO Bryan Stockton resigned without warning in January, companies can find themselves needing an interim CEO at any moment.

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