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It's a dangerous time to be a bad CEO

Among S&P 500 firms in the bottom group of performers, succession rate jumps from 12.2% in 2015 to 17.1% in 2016.

Mr Kalanick (left) and Mr Immelt were among CEOs who departed or were succeeded by others in the first half of this year. A report by The Conference Board examines various trends in CEO succession in the US and also looks at how many women get the top job when a succession takes place.

THE first half of 2017 has produced a string of CEO (chief executive officer) departures and successions, from startup CEOs whose behaviour is under scrutiny to long-tenured Fortune 50 CEOs retiring after more than a decade at the helm. Uber's Travis Kalanick. General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt....

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