Management Turnover as Change Agent

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recommended Reading - CEOs: Same Old Faces in the C-Suite, BusinessWeek

Jena McGregor wrote a piece for BusinessWeek that examined the surprising slow level of CEO turnover throughout the current recession. While overall unemployment during the same time frame has reached decade highs most top executives with obvious exceptions have managed to stay put. McGregor summed up the situation as follows:

When Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned for reelection during wartime, they told voters it was a bad idea to switch leaders midstream. Today, CEOs seem to be convincing their boards of the same thing.

The reporter turned to Liberum for some of her statistics. As reported in the piece, Liberum anticipates an increase in top level turnover as we move into the Fall. Stay tuned.

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