CEOs represent the pinnacle of leadership in organizations. In addition to power and prestige, constant media scrutiny and pressures exceed the current level of corporate performance, are often associated with this role. Although CEOs may rely on other top managers for input regarding operational decisions and long-term planning, the results of strategic initiatives solely rest on their shoulders. Moreover, as CEOs represented in the press great influence on public opinion through their organizations. I. .. Read more »

CEOs represent the pinnacle of leadership in organizations. In addition to power and prestige, constant media scrutiny and pressures exceed the current level of corporate performance, are often associated with this role. Although CEOs may rely on other top managers for input regarding operational decisions and long-term planning, the results of strategic initiatives solely rest on their shoulders. Moreover, as CEOs represented in the press great influence on public opinion through their organizations. In recent years, CEO health and health concerns have made headlines for such notable companies such as McDonald’s, Clorox, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Earthlink. In this article, we discuss the implications of disclosure and non-disclosure of serious health problems, CEO, and their potential impact on shareholder wealth and succession planning. We conclude by., A few thoughts on the future direction of the CEO Health
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Alexa A. Perryman,
Frank C. Butler,
John A. Martin,
Gerald R. Ferris
Source: Business Horizons
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Publication Date: Jan 15, 2010. Prod #: BH365-PDF-ENG
If the CEO is Ill: Keeping Quiet or Going Public? HBR case solution

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