Succession

Leadership Transition: How to Succeed at Succession

Here's a governance test question to pose to your board: When should you start a CEO succession plan? Correct answer: The day a new CEO takes office. The point, of course, is that it’s never too soon to start planning for a leadership transition. As dramatic as that may sound, it’s actually a fundamental truth, one borne out by anecdotal evidence on a regular basis.

CEO Succession: Is Anyone in Charge?

A new study shows that CEO succession plans are often more talk than action, Fortune says.

3 Keys for Great Succession Planning in a Family-Run Business

A new study by EY Global and Kennesaw State University sheds some light on how CEOs and owners of family-run companies perceive the strengths and weaknesses of family ownership, especially when it comes to succession and on what they do to make sure it endures as a family-run business.

CEO Succession: It’s a Process, Not a Plan

As the saying goes, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” In the case of succession, an unexpected CEO vacancy can throw even a healthy organization into disarray.

Preparing for Board Director Retirement: A Customized Approach to Succession Planning

Historically, Board Director Succession Planning has been relegated to a process focused on simply “replacing” a particular individual who is retiring with someone who is most like that particular individual. Although instituted quite frequently, this historical approach ignores three truths that are worth examining.

How Better Succession Planning Leads to Favorable Evaluations

A new study of investor concerns provides CEOs and boards a roadmap for reducing risk and improving business performance.

Succession Without Tears

CEO succession practices have witnessed a sea change over the past decade. In the not-so-recent past, anointing a successor- regardless of what official corporate...
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism At Lowest Level Since Fall Of 2019

Chief Executive’s November CEO Confidence Index shows optimism among America’s CEOs on the decline, as their rating of business conditions one year out drops to two-year low.