CEO Succession

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.

Securing the Helm

Watch out for these five warning signs that you’re in danger of being thrown overboard.

Foursquare CEO Crowley Steps Down as Valuation is Slashed

Foursquare’s CEO Dennis Crowley is stepping down and will be replaced by Jeff Glueck, who joined as COO in 2014, the company said on Thursday. The shuffle makes Crowley the full-time executive chairman and is intended to boost the company’s advertising and enterprise businesses, according to Forbes.

CEO Succession: Is Anyone in Charge?

A new study shows that CEO succession plans are often more talk than action, Fortune says.

Succession Planning and Strategic Pay

A 2015 CEO Talent Summit Solutions Exchange, sponsored by Board Advisory

4 Steps to Help CEOs Get the Senior Team Right

It is a CEO’s critical responsibility to drive organizational performance through a high-performing leadership team, not only through managing and leading the team, but also through carefully, deliberately choosing the best individual leaders.

Managing CEO Succession After the CEO Has Died

Always tricky, leadership transitions get even tougher when a CEO departs the world along with the job.

The Patterns of Parting Patriarchs

The four ways CEOs leave office dictate how succession can be smoothed.

4 Things Boards Need to Consider When Building a Succession Plan

The early deaths of the CEOs of Nintendo and SurveyMonkey serve as yet another reminder to boards that succession planning for the corner office is one of a board's most important responsibilities.
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CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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