Non-executive board members are far more critical of CEO performance than chairpersons and senior management. What was the reason for this deviation? We decided to find out.
The CEO is the link between the top functions in an organisation – from the board of directors down through to the management team. His or her decisions resonate throughout the entire business. Hence, the importance of ensuring a strong and effective leadership from your chief executive cannot be stressed enough.
The CEO is the centerpiece that connects the lower, mid and top tier of a business. It falls onto them to execute strategies and operations from a down-up and top-down perspective, comprising everything from boardwork to sales. Hence, chief executive officers are currently in the midst of having to deal with this “indirect stress” coming from the board, management and employees – as well as their own.