Tag Archives: leadership risk

How to avoid pitfalls in CEO succession

Managing and mitigating leadership risk through the hiring of the right CEO is the board’s No. 1 job. A thorough process, alert to bias, fills the bill
By John Caldwell
October 11th, 2016

Witnessing the 2016 U.S. election campaigns from north of the 49th parallel brings a whole new meaning to leadership risk. Bizarrely, 24 months of intense campaigning and billions of dollars later, the U.S. electorate will choose their leader from two … Continue reading

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Risk starts at the top

While most directors realize an ineffective CEO is one of the greatest risks to any enterprise, too many boards still base decisions about CEO performance on inadequate assessment methods. Here’s how to get the full picture
By John Caldwell
June 17th, 2012

The risk factors section of Hewlett-Packard’s 2011 Annual Report runs 16 pages and describes 24 risks, yet the only tangential reference to leadership risk is this single sentence: “The failure to successfully hire executives and key employees or the loss … Continue reading

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