CEO Succession

Advice For New CEOs During The Pandemic

Taking the top job under the best of circumstances is no easy feat—for this CEO, doing it during a global pandemic added some unexpected hurdles. Here's how he managed.
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Jeffrey Sonnenfeld: 5 Tips For CEOs In Transition

Today’s baby boomer CEOs are leaving office with confidence, ideas and enthusiasm, ready to assume new life missions unencumbered by the obligations of past roles.

Beyond Bezos: Nine Challenges Facing Andy Jassy

Following a superstar founder is never easy, but Amazon's new CEO also has a full plate of major strategic problems to solve when he takes over later this year.

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.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Continues To Slide In September As Labor, Washington And Covid Worries Grow

Chief Executive’s latest poll finds U.S. CEOs increasingly concerned that labor shortages and Biden-era policies will stall chances to rebound from the pandemic.