CEO Succession

American CEOs Appear to be Getting Older

For many successful managers, life doesn't start till 58.

CEO-Chairmen now in the Minority as Split Role Model Gains Ascendancy

Large companies that combine the CEO and chairman roles now count in the minority, marking a new milestone in American corporate governance history that's been more than a decade in the making.

The Outsider Advantage?

Which model has worked for your company best when filling the CEO position, outsider, or insider?

It’s Time for Some Awkward Conversations about Succession in the Boardroom

Let's not beat around the bush. Some American boardrooms have a dead wood problem. And it's only the very best boards that are able to identify their weakest links, and get those people to either shape up or ship out.

CEOs Targeted By Activist Investors are Twice as Likely to Leave

If an activist investor comes knocking, it may be time for CEOs to dust off their resumes.

Mastering the Monarch Succession

From Viacom to Facebook, creative enterprises often struggle with CEO transitions.

Inside the Company Where Staff Pick Their Own Chiefs

One company has gone a lot further than sticking a plastic "suggestion box" to an office wall to garner staff feedback.

Boards Are Choosing Record Levels of Internal Candidates for CEO

Two separate studies of the backgrounds of new CEOs came to one notable and perhaps surprising conclusion: Boards are hiring internal candidates for a record share of CEOs at American companies.

Surprisingly, Director Tenure Remains Long at Most Companies

Despite the frenzied rise in shareholder activism that challenges the decisions of long-sitting board members individually and collectively, a new study of tenures shows most large companies increasingly are governed by long-sitting board members.

Leadership Transition: How to Succeed at Succession

Here's a governance test question to pose to your board: When should you start a CEO succession plan? Correct answer: The day a new CEO takes office. The point, of course, is that it’s never too soon to start planning for a leadership transition. As dramatic as that may sound, it’s actually a fundamental truth, one borne out by anecdotal evidence on a regular basis.
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CEO Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.
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