Succession Planning

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.

Warren Stephens Talks about a Successful Next-Generation Succession

From generation to generation, when it comes to handing over a family business, the longer the planning, the smoother the transition.

The Outsider Advantage?

Which model has worked for your company best when filling the CEO position, outsider, or insider?

Mastering the Monarch Succession

From Viacom to Facebook, creative enterprises often struggle with CEO transitions.

Beware: Your Retirement Could Affect the Company’s Bottom Line, Study Says

The day you will retire from your final CEO position may seem like a routine event, but a new study by the University of Arkansas observed that shareholders actually perceive seemingly normal succession in the corner office as a significant disruption to the viability of an organization.

5 Hot Tips for Creating an ‘Interim CEO’ Plan

Like United Continental, which needed to replace Oscar Munoz after his heart attack, and Mattel, whose former CEO Bryan Stockton resigned without warning in January, companies can find themselves needing an interim CEO at any moment.

7 Retirement Tips for CEOs

The CEO is frequently fortunate to have earned a number of potential perks and to have achieved a level of wealth which can create an even more complicated decision-making process.

A Strong Succession Plan Leads to Strong Success

Having a clear succession plan for top leadership is vital for keeping any large or mid-sized organization running smoothly without interruption.

Leaving a Legacy: Embedding Success—and Succession—In Your Organization

How difficult is it for a company to remain on the Fortune 500 list? Jim Collins, of Built to Last fame, wrote in 2008 that since the list’s inception, nearly 2,000 companies have appeared on it—and only 71 companies from the original 1955 list were still running strong. The Kauffman Foundation, in a recent report, noted that after seeing relatively low turnover in the 1960s and 70s, Fortune 500 turnover accelerated to new highs in the 80s and 90s. And Peter Senge of MIT’s Sloan School of Management writes that the average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company is only about 30 years. With such an uneven record, any successful CEO preparing to depart from his or her company should rightly be concerned about the legacy he or she is leaving behind—but that legacy is about far more than the CEO.
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