Carol Bartz quit as Autodesk CEO after 14 years at the helm. She handed over charge to her number 2 executive, who has been with the company for 10 years. Its nice to see smooth corporate transitions as opposed to the frequent power struggles (Disney, HP, for instance) or fraud cases like Enron, that we frequently read about. I guess smooth transitions such as these don’t generate big news or stock crashes. The ability to walk away without creating a vacuum (a crash of the stock etc) is also a sign of her true leadership.
Hats off to her for quitting when on top!