Every leader understands the importance of his first hundred days in office and his final months on the job. Very little attention has been focused on the time between those stages − on how chief executives can make the most of the middle years of their tenure. How can CEOs build on early successes? How can they continue to have an impact?
To find answers, we identified 146 CEOs of large-cap companies who left their jobs during the period from 2011 to 2016 after serving at least six years.