CEO Succession

Unilever Board Begins Succession Process To Replace CEO Polman, A Sustainability Champion

Unilever CEO Paul Polman wants to save the world. But now he may have to pay closer attention to saving his own job.

Need To Find Talent For Succession Planning? Start Building Relationships

The best way to stay competitive, build a better tomorrow and stay ahead of your competition is to have a sustainable, long-term succession plan to maintain leadership.

CEO Succession: The Hidden Costs of Shortcuts

Shortcuts promise an earlier arrival, reduced effort, or less expenditure for a similar outcome. But it's difficult to foresee their risks until they suddenly emerge. Such is the case with CEO succession planning.

Chenault Era Ends At AmEx

American Express chairman and chief executive Kenneth Chenault will step down on Feb. 1 next year after 16 years as CEO, as the company’s board of directors announced it has appointed 32-year AmEx veteran Stephen J. Squeri as its next CEO and chairman.

Upcoming Chevron CEO Will Continue to be Challenged With Lower Oil Prices

If energy company CEOs thought their problems with bottoming oil prices were over, they've got another thing coming.

Sabotaging Your Succession: How CEOs Unwittingly Undermine the Transfer of Power

Simply thinking about your successor aisn’t enough. You need a detailed plan—and you need to be honest with yourself about what comes next.

CEO of GM’s Adam Opel GmbH Division Steps Down

Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down as chief executive of GM’s European subsidiary Adam Opel GmbH, and his successor, Michael Lohscheller, will have to grapple with how to turn the money-losing ship around under the helm of Groupe PSA.

Immelt Out, Flannery Next in Line at GE

General Electric CEO and chairman Jeff Immelt today announced he will step down as CEO on Aug. 1, with current president and CEO of GE Healthcare John Flannery set to take the reigns at that time.

Outgoing CEO Shows Rare Display of Humbleness in Demotion

Jeff Cotten admitted he wanted the job, but had nothing but praise for the board.

Ford CEO Out as Investors Show Little Patience for Leaders Seen Falling Behind

Mark Fields will be replaced by the head of the auto giant's autonomous driving unit, according to reports.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Falls On Growing Trade War Worries

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

Former Intel CEO Krzanich — What Was He Thinking?

The risks of having an extramarital affair, even when it is consensual, as former Intel CEO Brian Krzanich did, can result in personal outcomes too devastating to contemplate.

Keys To Earning Sustained Loyalty From Your Employees

To reap the undeniable bottom-line profits of a highly engaged and loyal workforce, CEOs must empower talent, brand and employee experience teams to deliver on the expectations of today’s employees.

Otis Elevator’s Judy Marks Talks Leadership, The Future Of Manufacturing

As president of the world’s largest elevator company, Otis Elevator Co.’s Judy Marks knows that standing pat isn’t an option—especially for an industry leader.
Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs

Trump’s Trade Strategy Playing Well With Some Manufacturing CEOs

Many CEOs at U.S.-based manufacturers are applauding President Trump's attempt to disrupt and overturn a global trade milieu of long standing that they believe has greatly disadvantaged American companies and exports overall.