• Ted Ford Webb

    The key term here is “Grow”. Creating circumstances where prospective CEO’s can grow and prepare for a future opportunity to rise the the CEO job requires that the current CEO work in a full, mutual, trusting collaboration with the Board. If you don’t have that, it gets very sticky. “Am I developing somebody who will throw me over? Will the Board fire me and hire this person before I am ready to go?” These and may similar questions will arise. So first, make sure the Board/CEO relationship is full, mutual and trusting. And then this, and many other opportunities for prosperity, will appear – or not, if you don’t.