Why boards fail to choose the right CEO (Fortune) – 1150 words

Why boards fail to choose the right CEO (Fortune) – 1150 words

By Ram Charan
August 8, 2012

Big Idea:  If leadership is critical to strategic alignment then so is the leader. Ram Charan points out that the choice of CEO must begin with the Board understanding clearly the leadership requirements of the company. He contrasts the selection of Gerstner at IBM (success) with Apotheker at HP (failure). And it doesn’t have anything to do with vision!

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