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Published: May 26, 2009

 
 

CEO Succession 2008: Stability in the Storm

Author Profiles:

  • Per-Ola Karlsson is a partner with Booz & Company based in Stockholm. He leads the firm’s global organization, change, and leadership practice. He specializes in strategy-based corporate transformation and organizational effectiveness and has extensive experience serving clients across Europe and the Middle East.
  • Gary L. Neilson is a senior partner with Booz & Company in Chicago. He focuses on organizational transformation to increase effectiveness and efficiency for companies in North America.
  • Also contributing to this article was consulting editor Tara Owen.
 
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Resources

  1. Corporate Leadership Council, “Creating Talent Champions, Volume I” (2008) and “Hallmarks of Leadership Success” (2003), Corporate Executive Board: The source of research on leadership development.
  2. Cyrus Friedheim, “Commit and Deliver,” s+b, Spring 2006: Reflections on the challenges of being an incoming CEO.
  3. Per-Ola Karlsson, Gary Neilson, and Juan Carlos Webster, “CEO Succession 2007: The Performance Paradox,” s+b, Summer 2008: Last year’s study shows that even those chief executives who deliver subpar returns show unexpected staying power.
  4. Thomas Neff and Julie Hembrock Daum, “The Empty Boardroom,” s+b, Summer 2007: The most desirable board members have always been those with CEO experience, but they’re in short supply.
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