CEO Succession

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.

A Tale Of Two CEO Succession Scenarios

Best Buy and Fiat Chrysler both had to deal with unexpected CEO successions. Here is the story of how each company dealt with them.
Indra Nooyi

How Boards Manage Risk During CEO Succession

Seismic shifts in business are making CEO successions tougher—as a lot of boards are discovering right now. Here’s how some boards are dealing with the change.

The Tinged Tiffany Network: CBS Opens Its’ Eye

CBS should have suspended former CEO Les Moonves and conducted a more prompt investigation, let alone not given him the keys to the company’s pay vault and the weapon of governance litigation to fight board oversight.
succession planning

Succession Planning: Fully Developing the Talent Pipeline

Susan Gallagher, president and CEO of BPI group U.S., a global leadership and talent consultancy, and Diane Frisch, HR consultant and former senior vice president of human resources at Ingredion, continue their discussion on succession planning with a focus on the skills and coaching needed to fully develop talent in the pipeline.

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.