CEO Succession Planning and Talent Oversight

CEO Succession Planning and Talent Oversight

One of the board’s key responsibilities is deciding to replace the CEO and selecting a new leader. This resource center provides guidance and tools that will ease the process of succession planning and ongoing talent oversight. For more information on compensating the CEO, see NACD’s Resource Center on The Compensation Committee.


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Understanding the Links Between Talent, Strategy, and Risk

Board Oversight of Human Capital Strategy and Risks A Three-Level Approach to Better Board Oversight of Talent and Culture Governance Challenges 2019: CEO Succession Planning Sample Risk Dashboard for Talent Development and Retention Overcoming Talent Development Challenges NACD Handbook on CEO Succession

Identifying the Key Talent Challenges

Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Talent Development Takeaways from Roundtable Discussions on Talent Strategy How Baker Tilly Chose its New CEO When CEOs Go Rogue: Director Oversight of Corporate Goodwill and Social Capital Executive Profile Template Prepare for More–and More Complex–CEO Successions

Developing Effective Talent Oversight Processes

The Compensation Committee’s Role in the Oversight of Talent Development Benchmarking Data on CEO Succession Planning The Role of the Executive Chair Succession Planning Best Practices from Kimberly-Clark Leading Minds of Governance: Board Composition and Talent Oversight Compensation Strategies for Succession Planning Considering Long-Term Incentives for Retiring CEOs Sample Talent Matrix Sample Readiness and Succession Charts Sample CEO Succession Process CEO Annual Evaluation Form

Fostering a Successful Transition Process

The Board's Role in a New CEO Transition Think CEO Progression, Not CEO Succession Championing Successful CEO Succession CEO Succession Planning Questions (Heidrick & Struggles) GE’s CEO succession disclosure (p. 1) Pfizer CEO succession press release American Express’ governance guidelines on management succession and annual evaluations (pp. 7 and 9-10) Alphabet’s 10-K risk factor disclosure on loss of key personnel (p. 16) SEC Staff Legal Bulletin on disclosure of CEO succession plans (section C) ISS’ proxy voting guidelines on CEO succession planning (p. 18) CII’s policy on CEO succession planning (section 2.8)Advisory Services