Assess Your CEO’s Strategic Fit Over Time
Harvard Business Review
MARCH 12, 2014
If you’re involved in CEO selection, this requires that you both hire the right CEO and understand when the company’s strategic situation suggests that a different CEO is more likely to win. Retaining a leader whose profile no longer fits the strategic imperatives of the business can have disastrous business consequences. Two poignant examples: Steve Ballmer was a strong fit for Microsoft’s challenges when he was promoted to CEO in 2000.