January 2, 2008
The firing of Prince at Citigroup and Cherkasky at Marsh & Mclennan has some wondering whether lawyers make good CEOs. Too much attentiont to process and not enough attention to results was common in both firings. Is this a bias that lawyers must overcome to be good CEOs? Some think so.
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I don't think they do. A CEO needs to look outside the box. Most lawyers have a tough time with that.
Posted by: Fred | Jan 29, 2008 7:48:05 AM
I agree with the idea that Lawyers may be too process driven to make good CEO's. Also, the majority of lawyers seem to be very risk averse, which is not good for growing and developing a company. However, I think that lawyers inherently do have a lot of qualities that are useful for CEO's such as strong analytical skills and the ability to view issues from every angle.
Posted by: Online CLE | Feb 7, 2008 9:23:14 AM
Lawyers definitely will make good CEOs..
Posted by: Apostille | May 4, 2009 10:06:58 AM