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The Rise in the Role of the Chief Strategy Officer

As more industries are impacted by volatile changes to the business landscape, we’re seeing a significant rise in the role of the Chief Strategy Officer. It’s a position that has become far more prevalent in the C-suite within the last decade – often under the guise of a head of strategic planning – but is […]


How Do We Prepare Millennials for Executive Leadership?

How Do We Prepare Millennials for Executive Leadership?

Millennials, a generation born between 1982 and 2000, seem to have their very DNA attuned with the hyperconnectivity that our world has adopted. It’s a world where successful business models depend upon transformation and adaptability. Companies and brands that once could do no wrong have been left behind in the dust, as consumer habits and […]


Solving the Talent Drain Problem

Projections indicate that in the near future, and even well past the 2030’s, the US is likely to see a mass exodus of upper level management and at the C-suite as the Baby Boom generation journeys into retirement.  Because of this, there will be a drastic increase in the number of executive-level management positions, creating […]


The Chief Diversity Officer and Why You Need One

The C-Suite is getting bigger.  Recently, the Wall Street Journal published the article Firms Hail New Chiefs (of Diversity).  As it’s fittingly articulated in the WSJ piece, 60% of the Fortune 500 has a Chief Diversity Officer or Diversity leadership position.  As recently as ten years ago, the thought of a dedicated Diversity leadership role […]


The 5-P’s to Your Next Job

While the macro economic situation is still recovering from the financial crisis, companies are increasing their demand for leadership and executive talent – though still at a lower rate than pre-2008 levels. This is still positive news for executives who have been active in the job market for an extended period or for those who […]