Allstate CEO: "It's all about the people"

04/29/2008 | Directorship

The grooming of an internal successor for the CEO spot is often better for the company than is a high-profile search done in the way of a beauty contest, according to the outgoing CEO of Allstate. Edward Liddy recounts the qualities he sees as essential in good CEOs and discusses the high point of the company's IPO, its current struggles in Florida and the importance of people -- from board members to employees -- in a company's success.

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