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Why the Best CEOs Are Already Thinking About Their Exits

 


Harvard Business Review | October 31, 2019



The Harvard Business Review article, "Why the Best CEOs Are Already Thinking About Their Exits," cites the Russell Reynolds Associates paper, "CEO Transitions: Mitigating Risks and Accelerating Value Creation." The article is excerpted below.

When CEOs botch their exits, their successors and their companies suffer.  According to Russell Reynolds, between 2003 and 2015 one in every seven CEO retirements in the S&P 500 was followed by the forced departure of the new CEO within the first three years, 85 percent of them due to low performance or forced by the board or activist investors.

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Why the Best CEOs Are Already Thinking About Their Exits