CEO Succession

Jeff Bezos’ Surprising CEO Transition Is Hardly Surprising, But It Is Worth Studying

The timing makes perfect sense in terms of strategic and industry life stage, as well as the life stage of the company’s culture and the characters involved. We all should have seen this coming.

What CEOs And Boards Can Learn From The President’s Erratic Exit

Five warning signs that a CEO is veering into the kind of monarchical behavior that can jeopardize a smooth transition.

Dick’s Ed Stack Recalls Gun-Sales Ban: ‘The Only Decision We Could Have Made’

The leader of Dick's Sporting Goods announced he would be stepping down from his role as CEO. In a recent interview, we asked him about his controversial move to end firearms sales. “When you look back at the culture of the company, this is the only decision we could have made."

CEOs For The Future—When The Future Is Now

Leaders need to demonstrate inquisitiveness, agility, humility and an insatiable appetite for learning like no generation before them—and they must be grounded in their own humanity.

Getting The Most From An Interim Leader

How to take advantage of the interim's expertise to ensure that, when the time is right, the permanent hire hits the ground running. 

Farley Ascends As Ford CEO With Departure Of Hackett

Former Steelcase chief never really displayed the vision thing, so Bill Ford turns to a proven internal riser in Farley

Beware The Narcissistic Leader

Those with this affliction tend to be charismatic and confident, but, left unchecked, they often steer their companies into the abyss. Watch for these symptoms.
Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn A. Hewson, 2018 CEO of The Year, Steps Aside at Lockheed Martin

Defense giant Lockheed Martin announced this morning that Marillyn A. Hewson, its longtime CEO, would turn over the top job to board member and...

Rometty’s Legacy: Leading to IBM’s Promised Land

Market commentators may not have been kind to IBM's departing CEO Ginni Rometty, but history will be.

A Playbook For The Next CEO Transition

Nobody enjoys planning for their own untimely departure—but the reality is, turnover in the top spot has never been higher. Consider these six suggestions to be prepared for anything.
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