CEO Succession

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.

Leadership Succession Planning: A Sound Strategy For Stability

Studies have shown that while it remains a critically important Board function, leadership transition planning is often ignored.

Why Boards Should Be Identifying CEOs Earlier In The Game

Board members must do a better job of hiring for the C-suite, with a broader list of criteria and a longer-term horizon in mind.

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.

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.