CEO Succession: Does the Fit between CEO Leadership and Organizational Culture Matter - Chad A. Hartnell & Angelo J. Kinicki

CEO Succession: Does the Fit between CEO Leadership and Organizational Culture Matter - Chad A. Hartnell & Angelo J. Kinicki
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It may seem a natural assumption that CEOs who fit with their organization’s culture would be more successful leaders than those who struggle to adapt and mesh. Not so fast say Hartnell and Kinicki, whose research finds that CEO leadership and culture tend to become similar over time and that this similarity actually reduces organization performance.