Communications for Leadership Transitions

A version of this post appeared in NACD Online[1]. CEO succession planning is one of a board’s most important responsibilities. However, many companies are unprepared for communicating executive transitions. A recent survey[2] of senior-level corporate executives published by Alix Partners shows that about 50 percent of respondents felt their companies were unprepared for CEO succession, either because the company hadn’t identified possible successors...

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Illumina Forms New Company to Enable Early Cancer Detection via Blood-Based Screening

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE[1])–Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced GRAIL, a new company formed to enable cancer screening from a simple blood test. Powered by Illumina sequencing technology, GRAIL will develop a pan-cancer screening test by directly measuring circulating nucleic acids in blood. Detecting cancer at the earliest stages dramatically increases long-term survival, hence the successful development of a pan-cancer screening test for...

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