CEO Succession

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.

How to Survive as an “Interim” CEO

Appointment of an “interim” CEO usually means an organization’s succession program has failed. In a joint RHR International/Chief Executive magazine study of 236 corporate directors, 95 percent of respondents acknowledged that CEO succession is critical. Yet, more than half (53 percent) rated themselves as “ineffective” in executing their responsibilities in the process. Forty percent of the directors surveyed claimed that they are not prepared for an emergency succession.

On Track For An Early Exit? Three Ways To Defy The Statistic

A decade ago, the average tenure of a Fortune 500 CEO was 9.5 years. Today? 3.5 years. Looking at recent stumbles at Best Buy, Yahoo, HP and elsewhere a pattern of sorts emerges that may be instructive for leaders looking to beat the odds.

CEO Succession Planning: Crucial and Totally Overlooked

Although CEO succession planning is an integral part to any business plan, companies often fail to plan for it in a real and meaningful way. Doesn’t it seem counterintuitive to focus on leaving a company when you are busy enough with current management challenges? Failing to plan for the future can have negative effects on company reputation, employee morale, momentum and even stock price. Do you have a plan in place?

Serious Gaps Persist in CEO Succession Planning

Recent surveys indicate many companies still don’t have a succession plan in place

Interim Managers for CEOs

A sensible alternative to consider

What is Wrong With CEO Succession?

Dropping for decades, the typical tenure of a CEO is now between four and five years. In fact, business leaders in some industries only...

IHS CEO Jerre Stead: The Reluctant CEO

When Jerre Stead agreed to step in and aid an ailing IHS back in 2000, it was on one condition: “I said, I’ll be...

Do You Have an Exit Plan?

  As a CEO, and most likely owner or part-owner of your enterprise, you are responsible for grasping the big picture of how the company...
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

Investments carrying greater risk and increased scrutiny from board members and other stakeholders are both contributing factors.
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CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.