COMMENT: Editorial - Next CEO of GE in no-win situation

Everyone agrees (Big Pitch, PRWeek, Nov. 15) that the retirement of Jack Welch was flawlessly introduced. First the announcement was well in advance: 18 months, we are told. Second, his successor will come from inside GE. There is something comforting about a company that grooms its own. While every change of CEO is a leap in the dark as far as Wall Street is concerned, if a company promotes from within, it’s like there’s a night light on.

by REBECCA FLASS

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