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Dennis C. Carey is vice-chairman of Spencer Stuart US, a leading executive search firm with offices in the US, the UK and Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. He has placed over 50 CEOs in the last four years for companies ranging from AT&T to Unisys, and is the founder of the M&A Group, a group of 50 CEOs which includes the heads of Lucent, Dell Computer, All State, and Dow Chemical. He has authored numerous articles on governance, CEO succession, and business strategy that have appeared in Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dayton Ogden is currently co-chairman of Spencer Stuart. A much sought-after speaker and commentator on key trends affecting CEOs, he serves on the board of directors of several US companies and is secretary and director of Project Hope, a leading healthcare foundation based in Washington, D.C. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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"Dennis Carey and Dayton Ogden offer the insiders' prescription for success in succession. Directors will savor the advice on how to pick the right CEO; executives will relish the advice on how to be chosen; everyone will delight in seeing how it's really done at companies from Cigna and Delta to GE and Sunbeam. Graphically narrated by search specialists at the top of the game, CEO Succession tells how to put the right leadership in place for results."--Michael Useem, Egan Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania "For CEOs and directors who fear losing valuable 'number twos' and other top talent, CEO Succession is a must read--compelling and interesting." --Joseph Galli, President and COO, Amazon.com, Inc. "CEO succession: a matter of art or science? The answer this book describes is both. The authors provide excellent guidance for corporate directors on how to best influence and control the mix. This is a must-read for corporate board members and other top managers given the crucial importance of succession for all companies."--Leo Mullin Chairman and CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc. "Carey and Ogden present a logical and systematic approach to succession planning for CEOs and directors who prefer to learn from the best companies rather than reinvent the wheel."--Jan Leschly, CEO, SmithKline Beecham "The concept and practice of Global Intelligence--coined by the authors--is of enormous value whether or not a company is considering CEO succession. Today companies must continually keep a measure of inside and outside executive talent."--Dennis Kozlowski, CEO, Tyco "CEO Succession deals with an issue that is vital to every organization--public and private. The company examples discussed are current, candid and provocative."--Kevin W. Sharer, President and COO, Amgen, Inc. "Dennis Carey and Dayton Ogden offer the insiders' prescription for successin succession. Directors will savor the advice on how to pick the right CEO; executives will relish the advice on how to be chosen; everyone will delight in seeing how it's really done at companies from Cigna and Delta to GE and Sunbeam. Graphically narrated by search specialists at the top of the game, CEO Succession tells how to put the right leadership in place for results."--Michael Useem, Egan Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania "The authors focus on the role of boards of directors in the succession process. They explain how to define and assign responsibilities, emphasize the need to develop potential leaders internally, and provide guidelines on how CEOs and boards should work together."--Booklist "Two senior headhunters at Spencer Stuart turn in this book aimed at successfully negotiating the minefield of leadership transitions. The key elements: creating a succession agenda and schedule; developing leadership talent internally; managing succession via Boards; and, measuring candidates."--Business Reader Review

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