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Managing CEO succession

Ensuring a smooth succession is part of the CEO's legacy. This means working closely with the board to develop potential candidates and put a robust selection process in place.

The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs

– The CEO’s job is as difficult as it is important. Here is a guide to how the best CEOs think and act.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

CEO succession starts with developing your leaders

– Focusing on future priorities and debiasing decisions help, too.

How a CEO sets up the CMO for success

– Erwin van Laethem, CEO of Dutch energy company Essent (an RWE business), explains how marketing helped lead a commercial transformation... and what he did to set his CMO up to succeed.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Making the most of the CEO’s last 100 days

– For the sake of their companies—and their legacies—departing chief executives should leave things in the best possible shape.... Here’s how.

Planning for your next CEO

– It’s high time for boards to get succession planning right.
Book Excerpt - McKinsey Quarterly

Developing leaders in a business

– In his book The Will to Lead, Marvin Bower, McKinsey’s managing partner from 1950 to 1967, urges senior managers to abandon... command-and-control structures and adopt a program to develop leaders, starting with themselves. In this excerpt, he explores the attributes of leadership.

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