Inclusivity is the New Imperialism

A new study by management consultants Booz Allen Hamilton found that involuntary executive turnover—ousters, firings, and the ever-euphemistic “pushed out”—is way up. Between 1995 and 2006, the study reports, performance-related turnover increased by 318 percent. “In 1995, only one in 8 departing CEOs was forced from office,” write Chuck Lucier, Steven Wheeler and Rolf Habbel, each senior vice presidents at Booz Allen, in the report, which will appear in the June issue of Strategy + Business. “In 2006, nearly one in three left involuntarily.”

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