Management Turnover as Change Agent

Friday, December 19, 2008

Recommended Reading - Klause Kneale on Chief Executives, Forbes

Klaus Kneale has written a brief apologist piece in Forbes on chief executives and the particular problems they and their companies currently face.  According to Kneale,

The title of chief executive has become fraught with peril. All blame, no reward. Every chief executive, good or bad, is overpaid. (According to whom? Everyone, apparently.) Grabbing the reins of a distressed company will be a sure-fire way to get publicly villainized and possibly sued. Turnaround artists who are chief executive candidates will ask, “Can I have the same powers and responsibilities but a different job title?” No.  

Check out the short piece, it’s worth a quick read.  While I don’t personally agree with Kneale’s conclusions I have found it useful to read how he views their role.

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