n Management Today - Quality from the top : the board's responsibility in CEO succession

Volume 22, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1027-4324



Extracted from text ... executive quality Quality from the top: the board's responsibility in CEO succession Over the past few years succession planning, especially in regard to the position of CEO, has come to the fore as a crucial role of the board of directors of any company. When a CEO leaves, the situation has the potential to throw the company into a state of turmoil and often the vacuum created by the departure isn't filled for some time while suitable candidates are screened for the position. John Thompson, vice-chairman of Heidrick and Struggles, says, "A board's ability to conduct effective succession planning depends ..

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