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The CEO Life Cycle: A Study of Performance over Time

October 2019

Very little data exists on how CEOs tend to perform over time. Featured in Harvard Business Review, our CEO Life Cycle study of 747 chief executives sheds some light.


C-suite Perspectives

December 2019

Jonathan Lewin, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare, says that digital has been central to his organization’s three-fold revenue growth over the past decade.

September 2019

The attributes and experience of CEOs of the world’s 60 largest telecommunication companies and questions for developing the next generation of telco leadership.

Board Governance

Now in its 24th edition, the 2019 UK Spencer Stuart Board Index is a comprehensive review of governance practice in the largest 150 companies in the FTSE rankings, providing a valuable perspective on the health of boardrooms during 2018–2019.

An interactive exploration of how boards around the world compare in terms of diversity, composition, compensation and more.

Diversity and Inclusion

Executive committees (ExCos) are a source of potential new non-executive directors. Here we examine the representation of women in senior executive roles in FTSE 100 companies.

Leadership Development and Succession

Our research shows no discernable link between CEO experience and shareholder returns. We share other criteria that may provide a fuller picture of potential performance.

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