Boston Consulting on Succession

January 4, 2015

When choosing new CEOs, boards are increasingly skipping levels of management to appoint younger or more modern leaders with fresh, forward-looking perspectives, finds The Boston Consulting Group. These 'Leapfrog Leaders' understand disruptive realities of the 21st century and how to lead through them, the firm believes. By accelerating the promotion of these leaders, companies hope that the new CEOs' ability to understand and act upon signals in today's unpredictable environment will trump their lack of experience. For more insight on Leapfrog Leaders visit here.