Is leadership or leadership structure a potential top risk? According to an article in Forbes the answer is yes. The key is how many companies would even look at leadership as a top risk when they do their own risk identification. The Forbes article states:
"2. Organizational Leadership and a Strong Pipeline Are Important
Leaders could learn from Uber’s former CEO about the importance of organizational leadership and a strong pipeline. Uber had a bare senior leadership bench, and that led to culture fiascos, management failures and performance flops. Strong leadership at and near the top, an independent board, and thorough enterprise risk management would position a company for success better than one leader acting alone. - Kelly Byrnes, Voyage Consulting Group "