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Managing CEO Transitions, with Betsy Rodriguez


Betsy Rodriguez was the CHRO of the University of Missouri in 2015 when the university president announced his sudden resignation on national television. The university needed to provide a rapid response to the unfolding scenario, and the board turned to Rodriguez for guidance and advice.

In this episode of the People + Strategy Podcast, Rodriguez discusses the CHRO's critical role in navigating executive transitions and the valuable lessons she learned during her career related to managing those transitions, both well-planned and sudden. She also touches on some of the insights from her recent article in the People + Strategy journal, A CHRO's Playbook for CEO Transitions.


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