The $40 Trillion Succession Risk

Changing CEOs carries indisputable risk to shareholder value. Corporate boards should reframe their thinking about succession planning into risk-management terms. Mitigating this talent risk requires adhering to key tenets, including creating success profiles for top executives based on future strategy; using scientific assessments to measure candidates against the profile; developing bench strength; and keeping succession and talent on the board agenda.


  • Alan Guarino

    Vice Chairman, CEO and Board Services

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