When CEO Lack of Foresight Hurts Financial Performance

When CEO Lack of Foresight Hurts Financial Performance

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:30am

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 4, 2011 - CEO tenure over the last 20 years has reduced by more than 50 percent. So it should come as no surprise that short-term focus is undermining companies' long-term performance and stakeholder relationships.   

New research reveals that shorter CEO decision horizons create additional investment costs. A lack of future growth opportunities for the company may lead executives to participate in self-serving investments. CEOs also tend to manage corporate earnings with the goal of raising stock prices and securing seats on corporate boards, leading to a reduction in the quality of information investors receive about earnings and cash flows.   

Read the Research Insight to discover helpful solutions to keep your CEO focused on the future.


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