Maintaining investor trust during a CEO transition

A recent study from FTI consulting found that, while CEO reputation is consistently a critical factor in investment decisions, that importance is amplified during a CEO transition. The study revealed that 39% of investors would likely sell a stock based solely on the CEO. It stands to reason, then, that a new CEO—unproven as the…

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CEO reputation

Preparing for a CEO transition: building a best-in-class executive bench

In their 2015 report, The CEO Reputation Premium, Weber Shandwick finds global executives attribute nearly half of their company’s reputation to the CEO. Further, a related study reports that 66 percent of consumers say their perception of a CEO affects their opinion of the company as a whole. Couple that pressure with the never-ending demands…

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