CEOs Don't Always Make Good Chairmen

Last Updated Oct 9, 2008 3:25 PM EDT

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Chairmen of the board believe CEOs don't necessarily make good chairmen, according to research by Directorbank, the UK recruitment specialist for senior executives and non-executives.

In the same organisation, the move from CEO to chairman can be impossible. Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, who was chief executive of BA before becoming chairman, found he had to bite his tongue, and people still looked to him for decisions that should rightfully have been the chief executive's.

The two roles require different mindsets, as Elizabeth Jackson, Directorbank's chief executive, explains here.