Intensive: Succession Planning: Navigating the Market for CEO Talent

Many experienced directors and governance experts believe that hiring and firing the CEO is the board’s most important function. But little attention has been paid to the size and quality of the CEO market and how this talent market influences performance evaluation, compensation, succession planning, and talent development within an organization. This session will review strategies that boards can adopt to help assure that they know when it is time to look for a new CEO and will offer advice about conducting an efficient and intelligent search in light of data suggesting that the labor market for outstanding CEO talent is significantly tighter and more competitive than most experts realize. The panel will explore pay package negotiations, practices for growing internal CEO succession candidates, the merits of giving preference to internal candidates over outside hires, and related issues.

Location: Stanford Law School Classroom Building Date: June 25, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm David Larcker John T. Thompson Maggie Wilderotter