Succession Planning

Leadership Transitions: Storybook Ending Or Fractured Relationship?

Alongside succession, transition ranks among the top challenges any enterprise will ever face.  If not properly planned and executed the damage can be irreparable.

Why CEOs Need To Pay It Forward

To share our experiences through mentoring provides a user friendly opportunity for others to learn from our failures and successes.  To be respected as a mentor is an honor not shared by many.   
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Dos and Don’ts Of Planning For CEO Succession

It is extremely risky to let CEO succession planning slide. Not having somebody ready when the CEO decides to leave, is forced out or dies, can put any company into a leadership crisis.

Avoid The Potential Pitfalls Of A CEO Transition

With a united front, transparency and a succinct transition plan, the CEO transition can mitigate what can otherwise be a painful and challenging process, while assuring employees that they’re still core to the corporate mission.

#MeToo Movement Exposes Lack Of Succession Planning

Recent incidents involving sexual harassment emphasizes the ticking time bomb for many organizations across industries: a complete absence or severely underdeveloped succession management capabilities.

The CEO’s Psychology: Driving Success And Impeding Succession

The same confidence—born of experience and success—that makes a CEO a great leader, can often be what stands in the way of selecting their successor.

Know When To Go

CEOs need to know when they’re skills are no longer needed for the company’s growth path. Companies flourish when their performance needs are tightly aligned with a complementary CEO’s leadership skills.

CEO Pulse: Who Are Your Future Leaders?

We asked approximately 100 CEOs attending our annual CEO Talent Summit, held this year in West Point, New York, on how they develop future leaders at their company.

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.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A 2021 Recovery

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.