• Corpus ID: 9311124

Why CEOs fail.

  title={Why CEOs fail.},
  author={Ram Charan and Geoff Colvin},
  volume={139 12},
          68-72, 74-6, 78
What got Eckhard Pfeiffer fired? What fault did in Bob Allen? Or Gil Amelio, Bob Stempel, John Akers, or any of the dozens of other chief executives who took public pratfalls in this unforgiving decade? Suppose what brought down all these powerful and undeniably talented executives was just one common failing? It's an intriguing question and one of deep importance not just to CEOs and their boards, but also to investors, customers, suppliers, alliance partners, employees, and the many others… 

Executive Selection—What's Right … and What's Wrong

  • G. Hollenbeck
  • Psychology
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • 2009
Although recent reviews of executive selection have catalogued much that we as industrial–organizational (I–O) psychologists are doing right in our research and practice, we are confronted with the

An In Depth Study: Factors Responsible for CEO Failure

Effective leadership is a topic of paramount importance for today’s competitive global environment. Much has been spoken and written about the styles of effective leadership. High CEO turn over is a

CEOs who have COOs: contingency analysis of an unexplored structural form

It is argued that industry dynamism, extraordinary organizational task demands, and the CEO's own professional limitations will influence the decision to have a COO, as well as its effect on performance, and contingency theory is used to examine the incidence and effectiveness of CEO/COO duos.


We investigated the extent to which the personalities of New Zealand Chief Executive Officers (NZ CEOs) are similar to or different from a normal adult working population, whether they were more

Mastering Global Corporate Governance

Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction - A Roadmap for the Book. PART I: GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE- ISSUES, FRAMEWORK AND EVIDENCE FOR BOARD LEADERSHIP (Ulrich Steger). Chapter 1.

Innovation Creates the Future when it Exemplifies Clear Strategic Thinking over Reacting to Presenting Complaints

The world seems turned on its head – contradictory issues abound, simplicity is abandoned in favor of twisted words, and unintended consequences of strategic solutions are too often the rule rather

Cracking the code of business

Large public companies restructure themselves on a regular basis with the primary goals of achieving better financial performance and demonstrating responsiveness to shareholder interests. However,

Factors of CEO Failure: Mapping the Debate

The failure of the CEO has been studied at great length in the literature. We order and classify the factors that lead to CEO failure into those a CEO can influence (endogenous) and those that are

How to Earn a Seat at the Executive Table

In my opinion, a seat at the executive table has come to represent something that can be both physical and at the same time intangible. In other words, “a seat at the table” can mean an actual seat