CEO Succession

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.

Forced CEO Turnover Is Higher Among Companies With Weak Succession Plans, Survey Says

Companies that do not plan their CEO successions face greater chances for forced CEO turnovers, which translates into $1.8 billion in lost shareholder value, according to Strategy&.

3 Steps That Can Help Boards Always Be Prepared for CEO Succession

Recent media headlines are shining a spotlight on what seems to be a growing trend over the past few months—that of top leaders suddenly departing their companies. In some cases, we’ve seen a graceful stepping down; in others, sparks have flown between the board of directors and the CEO. Whether the stated reasoning was declining profits, inability to innovate, lack of product strategy or poorly focused investments, each case has a lesson to teach fellow CEOs and company boards about working together, managing expectations and planning succession.

How to Keep Family Dynamics From Derailing a Succession Plan: 3 Tips for CEOs

Family businesses face unique challenges when transitioning from one generation to the next. The struggle to protect family and business interests requires a thoughtful strategy, and succession is even more difficult if there is no clear candidate to lead the business.

CEO Succession: It’s a Process, Not a Plan

As the saying goes, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” In the case of succession, an unexpected CEO vacancy can throw even a healthy organization into disarray.

10 Principles for Finding the Right CEO

People set strategy. Directors and executives who know where the company should be going will be best equipped to get it there.

Most CEO Changes in 12 Months

The first month of the new year saw the highest turnover among chief executive officers since the previous January as 113 CEOs left their posts during the month. The January total is up 9.7 percent over December when 103 CEOs departures were announced, according to the latest report on CEO turnover released from global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
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CEO Optimism Surges in February, But So Do Election Worries

As one CEO put it: “Everything involved with the economy is dependent upon who is elected POTUS in November.”
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