Magazine Article | January 9, 2018

CEO Tenure: When Is It Time To Move On?

Source: Life Science Leader

By Rob Wright, Chief Editor, Life Science Leader
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How long should a CEO stay in the job? In a 2014 Harvard Business Review article, executive coach and INSEAD professor Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries said the most common response he gets to that question from CEOs is seven years, plus or minus two. Seems reasonable, as the nature and challenges of the position evolve over time, going through three distinct phases.