Magazine : Archives : 1st Quarter 2023

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Helping Your Successor Be a Success Bob Iger, one of America’s most famous chief executives, has returned to The Walt Disney Co. as its CEO, again. After a CEO succession gone wrong, the company’s board of directors reportedly asked Iger to return in November to lead the company he had departed about a year earlier. The Wall Street Journal described how Iger, while maintaining the executive chairman title until about a year ago, had disagreed publicly with his successor and set off a “whisper campaign across Hollywood that never quite allowed [Bob] Chapek to escape his predecessor’s shadow.” Chapek had...