Gary L. Neilson

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Gary L. Neilson is a senior partner in the Chicago office of Booz & Company.

Why CEOs Are Taking on More Direct Reports

The CEO’s span of control has roughly doubled over the past twenty years, from almost 5 to just under 10. Two immediate questions come to mind: Why? And is this making CEOs more—or less—effective?
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