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Issues: CEO Succession Practices

Related Research and Writings

CEO Succession Practices: 2018 Edition
October 2018 | Report
CEO Succession Practices: 2018 Edition documents and analyzes CEO succession events of S&P 500 companies (54 in 2017), updating a historical database first introduced by The Conference Board in 2001. This edition highlights the effects that the record bull market following the 2008 Great Recession has had on CEO tenure and age. 

CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition
July 2017 | Report
One of the most important strategic risks a board of directors manages is the succession of its chief executive officer. To provide guidance for this process, CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition analyzes all CEO succession events at S&P 500 companies over the last 16 years, with additional analysis based on our 2017 survey.

CEO Succession Practices: 2016 Edition
October 2016 | Report
One of the most important strategic risks a board of directors manages is the succession of its chief executive officer. To provide guidance for this process, CEO Succession Practices: 2016 Edition analyzes all CEO succession events at S&P 500 companies over the last 15 years, with additional analysis based on our 2016 survey. 

Key Dimensions of Effective CEO Succession
October 2016 | Key Business Issues
CEO succession is one of the most important strategic risks a board of directors must manage.This overview offers a roadmap to help CEOs and directors organize succession planning, integrate it with existing board responsibilities, make it transparent both within and outside the company, and ultimately define it as an ongoing element of business strategy. 

CEO Succession Practices: 2015 Edition
April 2015 | Report
CEO Succession Practices: 2015 Edition documents succession events of CEOs of S&P 500 companies. In addition to an analysis of annual data dating back to 2001, the report discusses the correlation between CEO succession and company performance, as well as the age, tenure, and professional qualifications of incoming and departing CEOs.

CEO Succession Practices: 2014 Edition
April 2014 | Report
CEO Succession Practices: 2014 Edition documents and analyzes succession events of chief executive officers (CEOs) of S&P 500®companies. In addition to updates on historical trends, each edition of this report features discussions of the most notable cases of CEO succession that took place in 2013 (based on press announcements and other publicly available information), as well as the results of a survey of corporate secretaries and general counsel on the succession oversight practices of their boards that is administered annually by The Conference Board.

CEO Succession Practices: 2013 Edition
April 2013 | Report
This report documents succession events of CEOs of S&P 500 companies. In addition to updates on historical trends, the report features discussions of 11 of the most notable cases of CEO succession in 2012 as well as the results of an annual The Conference Board survey of corporate secretaries and general counsel on the succession oversight practices of their boards. 

CEO Succession Practices: 2012 Edition
April 2012 | Report
This report documents succession events of CEOs of S&P 500 companies. In addition to updates on historical trends, the report features discussions of the most notable cases of CEO succession in 2011 (based on press announcements and other publicly available information) as well as the results of a survey of corporate secretaries and general counsel on the succession oversight practices of their boards.

Past Programs and Webcasts

Innovative Succession Management for Increased Business Impact
January 19, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes
Join us for this special webcast as top talent leaders and research experts discuss how to accelerate talent identification and development, successfully change the leadership lineup to effectively achieve your company’s strategic objectives, and ensure your executives are ready to take on C-suite roles when the opportunity arises.

2016 Trends in CEO Succession
December 07, 2016 | Knowledge Series
On this webcast, experts discuss research highlighting statistics, practices, and case studies of CEO succession and C-suite leadership development. 

Human Capital Watch: Is Your C-Suite Pipeline Ready? 
March 15, 2016 | Human Capital Watch
Learn the leading CEO succession practices adopted by corporations and how companies develop their C-suite and top talent for a future leadership succession that furthers strategic objectives.