Leapfrog Succession: A New Trend in Appointing CEOs?

May 1st, 2015

Corporate boards of directors are increasingly reaching down below the second layer of management to name new chief executive officers.

By accelerating the promotion of these executives, boards hope that the new CEOs’ ability to understand and act upon signals in today’s unpredictable environment will more than offset their relative inexperience.

Many of these new CEOs were only in their thirties when they were appointed.

Click here to read the entire article by Roselinde Torres, Gerry Hansell, Kaye Foster, and David Baron on the Boston Consulting Group’s website.

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