David Brookmire (www.cpstrat.com) is an executive advisor, researcher, author and leadership effectiveness coach, who has advised such companies as The Cheesecake Factory, Darden Restaurants, Bekaert, Mckesson, Flowers Foods, Pitney Bowes, and Frito-Lay. Additionally, he offers strategic direction in building organizational capabilities, merger and acquisition success, and improved leader and team performance.
It’s unfortunate, but common, to see headlines about CEOs who have been fired because they've failed performance-wise, or have drawn too much negative attention personally or professionally. Poor-performing CEOs quickly drive down an organization’s success and often result in negative publicity, declining sales and loss of stakeholder confidence.
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.