How Insider CEOs Succeed

One might think an internally-promoted CEO would adjust to the job more easily than an externally hired chief executive. The internal is a “known commodity” who also knows the organization inside and out. However, in speaking with sitting CEOs across industries about their transitions into their role, Andrew Chastain and Michael Watkins have found that chief executives who have advanced from within face hurdles that are comparable in magnitude to those that externally hired leaders confront.

Chastain is president and CEO of WittKieffer, and Watkins is Genesis co-founder and author of the best-selling business book, The First 90 Days. The webinar below is a follow-up to their recent Harvard Business Review article, “How Insider CEOs Succeed.”

How Insider CEOs Succeed from Genesis on Vimeo.