Succession Planning

GE Whiz: If Only Flannery’s Ouster Was Unique

It's rare for one Jeff to disagree with another, but Sonnenfeld says that Cunningham is wrong: GE’s recent action in firing John Flannery was not a unique, one time succession phenomena. He offers a rebuttal to the notion that these board insurrections are unique.
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Three Ways Snap Inc. Can Weather Its Internal Storm

Snap, parent company of social media platform Snapchat, is having well-publicized issues, with executive departures and a deteriorating morale. Here are three strategies the company can take to get back on track.

Sergio Marchionne Built Fiat Chrysler In His Own Unconventional Way

Sergio Marchionne had to leave the top spot at Fiat Chrysler without ensuring the long-term viability of the company’s brands, products and workforce. Even still, his failings won’t tarnish the remarkable legacy of Marchionne’s nine years at the helm of America’s No. 3 automaker
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Five Lessons From A Rash Of Untimely CEO Departures

A rash of unplanned transitions offer lessons to sitting CEOs at a time of waning tenures. Here are five takeaways for CEOs on when you have to exit the job unexpectedly.

Legacy Intact, Outgoing Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle On Why He’s Leaving

Domino’s Patrick Doyle leaves behind a large legacy as CEO of the pizza chain, having overseen its ascendance to number one in its market. He explains why he’s leaving the company and his insights into business and management with Chief Executive.

Sonnenfeld: From CEO to President? Howard Schultz Checks The Boxes

Donald Trump borrowed the core iconography of mythic American business figures needed to run for President, whereas outgoing Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz actually models these five qualities.

New Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Says He Will ‘Pick Up Where Whitman Left Off’

Meg Whitman’s tenure as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise may be coming to an end, but Antonio Neri’s stint as her successor will begin on February 1.

The Real Reason Behind the Change in CEO at Lego

Lego maintains that it still holds Padda in high esteem, and that the move is simply because the right person became available at an earlier time.

The 5 Stages of ‘Letting Go’ for Founding CEOs Who Sell

When a company is acquired by a larger organization and the founder-CEO stays on in some type of “earn out” or employment contract capacity, there are generally 5 emotional stages he or she goes through.

Do I Give the Business to My Children or Sell Out?

Baby Boomer CEOs face the question of how to dismount the tiger.
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After Plunging In December, CEO Outlook For 2019 Ticks Up In January

After plunging to a two-year low in December, CEO confidence in future business conditions ticked up 2.5% in January to 6.6 out of 10, from 6.4 out of 10 in December.
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