Succession Planning

Disney’s Bob Iger Steps Aside, Bob Chapek Left With Big Shoes To Fill

The CEO who remade the house that Walt built will stay on as executive chairman until his contract ends in 2021.

Farley Is Named Ford’s COO, Presumably Winning Succession Horserace

In management shakeup, strategy chief ascends as CEO Hackett says goodbye to Farley’s main contender, operations chief Joe Hinrichs.

Rometty’s Legacy: Leading to IBM’s Promised Land

Market commentators may not have been kind to IBM's departing CEO Ginni Rometty, but history will be.

Forget the Stock Options—I’ll Take My Credenza

At some stage, every CEO must ask himself or herself: Is my long-term goal to sell the business at some point—or will I stay until they wheel me out in a box?

A Playbook For The Next CEO Transition

Nobody enjoys planning for their own untimely departure—but the reality is, turnover in the top spot has never been higher. Consider these six suggestions to be prepared for anything.

Is Succession a Dirty Word?

Planning for a key employee's departure is not, as some mistakenly believe, inviting turnover or expressing disloyalty to staff, but rather, necessary for long-term success.

Munoz Proves the Wright Brothers Right

Whatever backstage board drama there may have been, Munoz showed courage and character strength in the face of daunting business and personal health crises.

The Time To Begin Exit Planning Was Yesterday

You never know when the time to sell will come. Being prepared now—even if you have no immediate plans to cash out—is just the smart way to go.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Navigating Late Transitions of “Executive Seasons”

The transitional leader phase is the most critical to long-term company sustainability, as executives must work toward building confidence in incoming leaders and ensuring a smooth transition of leadership.
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How To Succeed As A Successor CEO

While leadership transitions are a natural step for many organizations, the shift from founder to CEO is unique. To ensure a seamless shift in leadership, here are four best practices that can be implemented.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.