CEO Succession

Sudden CEO Departures Can Upend An Unprepared Board

If board directors don’t have enough to worry about today, there’s the prospect of sudden departure of leadership at the top level.

Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle Will Have A Smooth Succession

Although Doyle's retirement announcement stunned the markets, CEO succession has been well planned by the Domino's board and the transition to Richard Allison is expected to be smooth.

Berkshire Hathaway Expands Board With An Eye On Buffett’s Succession

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. named Gregory E. Abel vice chairman of noninsurance businesses and Ajit Jain vice chairman of insurance operations this week, a move that expands the company's board from 12 to 14 directors.

The Challenges Of Replacing A Visionary CEO

The dilemma facing the boards at Microsoft, Apple or any board of directors on the departure of an innovative CEO is strategic: Do we still want to be a innovative, risk taking company?

When The CEO Dies, Should We Blame The Board?

The death of CSX Corp. CEO Hunter Harrison this past week has the corporate governance community buzzing over CEO health.

Succeeding At Succession

Ensuring smooth change at the top is a priority for any board. Here's how to get it right.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.