CEO Succession

The World Changed, So Why Didn’t McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook?

When Steve Easterbrook was fired as CEO of McDonald’s on Sunday over a personal relationship with an employee, it was yet another reminder that...

The CEOs Of The Future Aren’t Who You Think

Celebrity CEOs may be in fashion, and public image is undoubtedly part of the job. But the future CEOs who will awe and inspire us won't be those trailed by paparazzi.

The Life Cycle of the CEO: Avoiding the CEO Death Cycle

This article addresses the most common reasons that contribute to CEO failure in the hope that other CEOs can avoid this fate, which can have a devastatingly negative impact on all enterprise stakeholders.

The Life Cycle Of The CEO: At The Exit

This is the last in a series focusing on the different stages of the CEO lifecycle—the CEO’s exit. This phase is the simplest conceptually,...

Why GE’s CEO Succession Plan Was The Exception, Not The Rule

Every CEO knows that being replaced is a potential fate, and the idea that they are more worried about someone on the board than the hundreds of candidates inside and out is ridiculous.

Too Little, Too Late: Flannery Out As GE CEO

Unimpressed with the slow pace of change and a steady stream of poor financial results, General Electric’s board has removed chairman and CEO John Flannery after just over a year on the job.

Sonnenfeld: PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi Did It Her Way

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi plans to step aside in October, leaving an impressive legacy at the beverage giant—not only in terms of performance, but in terms of corporate culture.

Marvin Ellison: From Frying Pan To Fire—When To Make A Move As CEO

The surprise news of Marvin Ellison moving from the helm of troubled mass merchant JC Penney to the nation’s number two home improvement retailer Lowe’s is a move which is more common than many may think.

New Domino’s CEO Allison Will Face Challenges in Post-Doyle Era

The incoming CEO of Domino’s has big shoes to fill and some examples of foundering peers to remind him that leadership in the quick-serve-food industry isn’t for the faint of heart.

Berkshire Hathaway Adds To Its Board. Could Buffett’s Successor Be Among Them?

With Berkshire Hathaway Inc. adding two senior executives to its board of directors this week, the speculation is that the company’s 87-year-old CEO Warren Buffett’s eventual heir may be filling one of the seats.
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Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

Investments carrying greater risk and increased scrutiny from board members and other stakeholders are both contributing factors.
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Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.