How would you advocate for the dismissal of a CEO?
Working on the consulting deck for a case comp and the primary issue in the case is the CEO. The guy is a fucking moron -- blatantly discriminatory and often borderline racist. The case cites some of these instances from interviews that were later heavily publicized. So it's clear that this guy has to get the fuck outta there. Revenues are dropping, target customer base taking a public stand against the company... guy just has to go.
And this is just bullshit case comp (nothing big) so I have the liberty, as unrealistic as it is, to write, "Problem: CEO is an idiot... Solution: Fire him." Or a slightly more elegant version of that.
But what would this look in the actual business world? If the problem is clearly rooted in the CEO and their behavior, would a consultant even propose finding a successor? And let's say they do, how in the world would that be broached during a presentation?