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leadership development

Exploring the P&L Leadership Shortage

Fewer than 1 in 5 companies are well-positioned to provide effective leadership development for the next generation of global leaders – that’s according to the latest Deloitte Human Capital Report. Yet, not surprisingly, 85% of those companies rate leadership planning as the most urgent issue facing organizations around the world.   It’s an unsettling disconnect, […]


The Rise and Reality of the Counteroffer in Executive Hiring

The last thing a company wants to hear is that one of their company’s key executive leaders is resigning in favor of a better career opportunity. If they’re unprepared, the decision to make a counteroffer might seem like the only option to resolve the situation and the only way to address the woes of a […]


role of the chief strategy officer

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 […]