Why Your Company’s Success Depends More and More on the CEO

Harvard Business Review

The “CEO effect,” the portion of company performance that’s attributable to the chief executive, is steadily increasing in the U.S., suggesting that CEOs’ individual efforts and ideas matter more and more all the time, according to an HBR.org blog post by Walter Frick that draws on research from the University of Georgia and Penn State. Forces such as the faster pace and complexity of business and an increasing emphasis on maximizing shareholder value place a premium on CEO efforts to pursue new strategies and markets.


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