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2015 November CEO Report: Lowest Monthly Total In 33 Months

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers fell to a 33-month low in November as 86 CEO departures were announced during the month, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The November total was 8.5 percent lower than the 94 CEO exits recorded in October. It represents the lowest monthly total in since matching the 86 CEO departures announced in March 2013.

2015 September CEO Report: 104 CEOs Leave in September, 339 in Q3

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers fell slightly in September as 104 planned CEO departures were reported, down 2.8 percent from the 107 in August, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The September total was down 16.1 percent from the same month a year ago when 124 were recorded.

Associated Press: The Changing Role at the Top

Original Article: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/changing-role-top

"In fact, in the first four months of the year, 11 CEOS were forced out or fired, says a survey of private and public U.S. companies by Challenger, Gray and Christmas. That's up from 9 CEO terminations in the same period last year. And that doesn't count those who said they resigned, retired or stepped down, but who were actually pushed out.

WATCH #BadBosses: Judith Devries Discusses Bullies in Leadership at Oakland University

Several studies have shown that leadership, more than money, is a top motivator for workers and fosters employee engagement and morale. On the heels of Donald Sterling’s infamous racist rant, which subsequently cost him his NBA team and caused teammates to protest, as well as Challenger’s most recent CEO turnover report which identified 6 leaders who could be put in the category of bad bosses, companies have turned their attention to bad leadership and how to combat it.

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