Will the real CEOs please stand up

Will the real CEOs please stand up
Finding the right chief executive can be a gamble. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
Among the toughest tasks facing boards is the hiring of an executive team that can bring their carefully laid plans to fruition. Get it right, and no one really pays any attention. Get it wrong and the jackals quickly emerge to feast on the rotting carcass. That’s why succession planning is so important. It’s one thing to find the right people to turn a high-minded strategy into a tangible plan; it’s another to have a few backups who can quickly step up if things go awry. It’s easy to look across the Tasma...

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