Odgers Berndtson: What Most Companies Get Wrong About CEO Succession

Appointing the wrong CEO carries significant costs, negatively impacting morale, productivity, reputation, culture, and the bottom line. From a financial perspective alone, unplanned CEO turnover across the globe costs shareholders $112 billion in annual returns. Despite this, CEO succession planning remains underdeveloped in many companies. A lack of external benchmarking, appointments based on short-term goals, unprepared candidates, a reliance on overconfident executives, and insufficient assessment data are the primary contributors to poor leadership appointments.

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Robert C. Satterwhite, Mats-Ola Bydell
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