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June 1, 2019

Cool end of spring for CEOs

  • Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Steven Temares leaves
  • Symantec CEO Greg Clark resigns
  • Fluor CEO David Seaton steps down
  • Chief point: The shelf life of Mark Zuckerberg
    (By Harry Garretsen and Janka Stoker)
  • By the numbers: When mighty old men have to let go
  • Standpoint: Form is the highest content

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May 1, 2019

Pressure on CEOs stabilizes at marginally elevated level

  • Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees leaves
  • Paccar CEO Ron Armstrong retires
  • Celanese CEO Mark Rohr steps aside
  • Chief point: CEO pay — The rewards of power
    (By Harry Garretsen and Janka Stoker)
  • By the numbers: ABB — Hot seat in Zurich
  • Standpoint: Free will and personal constraints

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April 1, 2019

Pressure on CEOs is significantly elevated

  • Bloomin’ Brands CEO Liz Smith leaves her post
  • Cantel CEO Jorgen Hansen resigns
  • Eagle Materials CEO Dave Powers retires
  • Chief point: Kingfisher — A case study of the effects of CEO bias
    (By Jo Whitehead)
  • By the numbers: Why the Brenntag CEO is leaving
  • Standpoint: Why CEOs let themselves be fired

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March 1, 2019

Mixed winter’s end for CEOs

  • Colgate-Palmolive CEO Ian Cook steps down
  • Cognizant CEO Frank D’Souza steps down
  • Arconic CEO Chip Blankenship leaves
  • Chief point: The Push-out Score and its relationship with stock performance
    (By Dirk Schiereck)
  • By the numbers: Germany’s most boring CEO change
  • Standpoint: Why crocodile tears flow when CEOs say goodbye

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February 1, 2019

Mixed start of the year for CEOs

  • PG&E CEO Geisha Williams steps down
  • MetLife CEO Steve Kandarian retires
  • Owens Corning CEO Mike Thaman retires
  • Chief point: Another CEO goes down with the ship
    (By David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan)
  • By the numbers: CEO change number 13 in consumer goods industry
  • Standpoint: Words on the gold scale

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January 2, 2019

Hard end of the year for CEOs

  • Bunge CEO Soren Schroder steps down
  • Akorn CEO Raj Rai retires
  • Gannett CEO Bob Dickey retires
  • Chief point: Companies seeking growth need to look hard at their top team
    (By Jo Whitehead)
  • By the numbers: 100 icy words
  • Standpoint: Why the language is cryptic when CEOs leave

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December 17, 2018

The most spectacular CEO changes in 2018

Campbell Soup Co., General Electric Co. and Texas Instruments Inc. are among the companies that have announced the most spectacular leadership changes in 2018.

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December 3, 2018

Stormy fall for CEOs

  • Coty CEO Camillo Pane resigns
  • McKesson CEO John Hammergren retires
  • Caesars CEO Mark Frissora leaves
  • Chief point: Female CEOs more likely to be fired
    (By Janka Stoker and Harry Garretsen)
  • By the numbers: Why the Greene King CEO calls time
  • Standpoint: Wer misst, misst Mist

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November 1, 2018

Pressure on CEOs rises drastically

  • Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands steps down
  • General Electric CEO John Flannery is out
  • Pfizer CEO Ian Read leaves post

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September 30, 2018

Pressure on CEOs falls sharply

  • AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson leaves post
  • Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes steps down
  • HCA Healthcare CEO Milton Johnson retires

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September 12, 2018

Pressure on CEOs stagnates

  • Calyxt CEO Federico Tripodi leaves post
  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi steps down
  • ITT CEO Denise Ramos retires

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August 5, 2018

Red cards for CEOs with bad behavior

More and more chief executives are being pilloried for improper conduct. Of 147 chief executives who left Russell 3000 companies so far this year, eight have been ousted with a specific reference to misconduct, compared with one of 244 in all of 2017.

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August 2, 2018

Pressure on CEOs stays high for ninth month in row

  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein retires
  • Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush steps down
  • Dunkin’ Brands Group CEO Nigel Travis retires

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July 2, 2018

Pressure on CEOs stays high for eighth month in a row

  • Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam resigns
  • Ameris CEO Ed Hortman hands over the reins
  • Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush steps down

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June 1, 2018

One in two CEOs steps down under pressure

  • J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison leaves for Lowe’s
  • Heartland CEO Butch Fuller hands over the reins
  • Campbell CEO Denise Morrison retires

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May 1, 2018

Pressure on CEOs stays high for sixth month in a row

  • Lennar CEO Stuart Miller leaves post
  • Commerce Bancshares CEO David Kemper resigns
  • Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis leaves for Ancestry

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April 2, 2018

Pressure on CEOs stays high for fifth month in a row

  • Dover CEO Bob Livingston retires
  • 3M CEO Inge Thulin leaves post
  • Lattice CEO Darin Billerbeck steps down

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March 1, 2018

Pressure on CEOs jumps to 12-month high

  • Altria CEO Marty Barrington retires
  • Tupperware CEO Rick Goings leaves post
  • Dun & Bradstreet CEO Bob Carrigan steps down

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February 1, 2018

37% of CEOs step down under pressure

  • Domino’s Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle leaves
  • Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton steps down
  • Gentex CEO Fred Bauer retires

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December 15, 2017

The bumpiest CEO changes in 2017

Blue Apron Holdings, Inc., Ford Motor Company and Equifax Inc. are among the companies that have announced the bumpiest leadership changes in 2017.

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December 1, 2017

Every third CEO steps down under pressure

  • HPE CEO Meg Whitman leaves
  • Lear chief executive Matt Simoncini retires
  • Madison Square Garden boss Doc O’Connor resigns

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