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Ceo Succession

Why Can't Boards Get CEO Succession Right?

Nell Minow | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Nell Minow

It's been 25 years since Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld's landmark book The Hero's Farewell vividly documented the challenges and failures of CEO succession planning at large publicly traded companies, and not much has changed beyond the exponential growth in what the top executives get paid.

CEO Succession: The Real-Life Game of Thrones

David Reimer | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
David Reimer

ew leadership transitions trigger a more immediate sense of uncertainty and risk for most of us than the replacement of the CEO at one's organization. The less clear the criteria, the more widespread the intrigues. The less managed the process, the greater the ensuing commotion.

The Trap of the Charismatic Leader

James M. Citrin | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
James M. Citrin

While it is impossible and frankly wrong to ignore charisma in making people decisions, be aware of what it is and is not.

Sustainable Leadership: The Problem With Iconic Leaders

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

There are many examples in the history of American business that demonstrate how hard it is to replace an iconic leader.

SEC Changes the Game on CEO Succession

Alicia Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alicia Whitaker

Shareholders can now challenge the board to learn more about plans for CEO succession. This is one more action that will make it less likely that the CEO can fill the board with good old boys.