This is a challenging time to be a CEO. Around the world, economies are in slow-growth mode. In nearly every region, political uncertainty undermines attempts to develop long-term plans. In the United States in particular, shareholder activists have become powerful (and vocal) critics of business leaders. These forces help explain why the C-suite sometimes appears to have a revolving door: In 2015 turnover among global CEOs reached a record rate of nearly 17%, and more than a fifth of the CEOs who left their posts over the past few years were dismissed.
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