In case you missed it, the big news today was that Microsoft’s (MSFT) Steve Ballmer will be stepping down within the next 12 months. And considering the fact that the PC-centric giant has been struggling for years, and that the head honcho whiffed big-time on mobile, this should hardly be a surprise.
Even that broader trend shouldn’t be that shocking, though, as the tech industry is fraught with risks. It’s pretty common for disruptive changes to emerge and take down incumbents. Even once-great CEOs can go stale — as is the case with Michael Dell. The man seems to have simply lost his fire.
Yet plenty of sub-par CEOs are still sticking around. With that mind, let’s take a look at four that should get the boot.