CEO Succession

How Not To Hire A CEO

When hiring a CEO, boards tend to overlook critical steps like creating a transition plan, building a coalition of support for the change and conducting an impact analysis before, during and after the decision.

J.Crew’s Pop-Up CEO Office

The board and significant shareholders of J.Crew threw a short-term Hail Mary pass to prevent more senior executive departures.

5 Trends To Help You Land The CEO Job

A new analysis by The Conference Board and Heidrick & Struggles documents the latest CEO succession trends in the S&P 500. Here are five that should grab the ear of any leader wanting the corner office.

100 Women CEOs Of Fortune 500 Companies By 2025: How It Can Happen

The news that Indra Nooyi, Pepsi’s long-time CEO, stepped down on Oct. 2 comes at a time when there are too few women in the top job. Ms. Nooyi counted many successes in her 12-year...

Why GE’s CEO Succession Plan Was The Exception, Not The Rule

Every CEO knows that being replaced is a potential fate, and the idea that they are more worried about someone on the board than the hundreds of candidates inside and out is ridiculous.

Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton Leads Efforts To Elevate Women In Manufacturing

As the CEO of a manufacturing company, Barbara Humpton, chief at Siemens USA, acknowledges she occupies a rarefied position. That's why she's modeling success for many executive women in manufacturing and beyond.

How To Onboard A New Director

Boards must be prepared to onboard new directors and facilitate a process that allows them to hit the ground running.

Guide To Board Assessments

Engaging a useful, annual self-assessment is fundamental to governance excellence. Stakeholders expect it, and disclosure of it evidences a board’s effectiveness and commitment to its role.

Committee Briefings: Top Considerations for 2019

Investor expectations, new disclosure requirements, ESG, current and future trends–your committee agendas are filling up.