CEO Roundup—Why one CEO trained everyone else to do his job; Tech companies switch up their boards

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One CEO's paternity leave led to broader transformation for the company.

The benefits of handing off the CEO role

CEO and founder of JotForm Aytekin Tank was a very hands-on leader, until he planned a 3 month paternity leave for the arrival of his second child. In reviewing his daily tasks Tank realized he did many things because simply because the company was small and they did not clearly fall into anyone else’s responsibilities. By delegating his responsibilities, Tank saw that he held on to some jobs out of habit or control. So, when he returned he had more clarity in his role. Fast Company

Twitter and Microsoft announce new board members

Yesterday Pepsi Vice Chairman and CFO Hugh Johnston left Twitter’s board for Microsoft’s. Immediately following that news, Twitter announced that Former Google CFO Patrick Pichette was joining the board. Pichette joins fellow Google alum Omid Kordestani. TechCrunch