The Ascendance of Internal CEO Appointments: A Strategic Shift in Leadership Dynamics

The corporate landscape has seen a shift in leadership selection, embracing the power of internal talent. 77% of CEO roles in global companies were filled from within, signalling a strategic pivot towards nurturing leaders who embody the core values and understand the intricate dynamics of their organisations. This move not only highlights a new era of leadership continuity but also reflects a deeper commitment to leveraging insider knowledge for enduring success
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Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

In the last financial year, the corporate landscape has witnessed a significant trend in leadership succession, as boards of directors demonstrated a marked preference for cultivating leadership from within their ranks. Data reveals that an unprecedented 77% of CEO positions at globally renowned, publicly traded corporations were filled through in...


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