Succession Planning

Beyond Bears: Remembering Mike McCaskey’s Real Legacy

With honest determination and vision, the former chairman of the Chicago Bears showed those in family enterprises and beyond how to follow an iconic predecessor and create your own identity. In doing so, he also left behind useful lessons for every leader in how to live, teach, and give back.
Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn A. Hewson, 2018 CEO of The Year, Steps Aside at Lockheed Martin

Defense giant Lockheed Martin announced this morning that Marillyn A. Hewson, its longtime CEO, would turn over the top job to board member and...
Disney CEO Bob Iger

Bob Iger On His Transition Plan At Disney—And Why It Will Succeed

His ambassadorial—rather than monarchial—approach to transition will likely prove to be the right one.

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.
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