by Mark O'Donnell, Partner
Bank of Ireland and Aryzta are currently planning successors to their outgoing CEOs. It put me thinking about the issue of leadership management and succession planning.
There are many variables which influence a company’s performance that a board has no control over. The one area where it can exert total control is in the appointment of its CEO. Given the importance of the position, it would make sense that every effort was made in advance preparation for the expected or unforeseen vacation of an organisation’s top appointment.