The Corner Office: Starting Later Rather Than Sooner

It may not enough time for most new managers to get in a few extra days at the beach, but the period between the "you're hired" telephone-call phase and Day One on the job is
expanding for CEOs, says a recent report. The report, written by New York City-based PR giant Burson-Marsteller and taken from a sample of Fortune 1000 CEOs, says
there is now a 49-day average between the first public announcement of a new CEO and the official start date -- an increase of nearly two weeks between 2003 and 2004.