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Key Factors in Effective Succession Planning

No matter what your industry, product or service, the foundation of every company is built on its people. From the C-suite to the frontline team, your people are your number one asset. But as essential as that frontline team is, there’s no denying that a company’s leaders are the least replaceable. They’re the ones with […]


THE EVOLVING TRAITS OF A VISIONARY BUSINESS LEADER

The Evolving Traits of a Visionary Business Leader

As business leaders, we see the direct influence of globalization, consumerization and digitalization across the breadth of business functionalities. Although these trends vary by industry, geography and company, we’d be remiss to imagine that the future of the C-suite will remain unaffected. This matters not only for our current roles and succession plans, but also […]


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Hiring Executives for the C-Suite: Source Internally or Externally?

Hiring decisions are wrought with uncertainties. Employing the wrong person can cause minor inconveniences at the entry level, but at the CXO level, a hiring mistake can cause detrimental economic effects that leave lasting effects throughout an organization. Engaging the most crucial members of your organization is a lengthy and strategic process. To ensure the best candidates are sought after for these crucial roles, recruiters should look outside the company in addition to within.


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The Key to Innovation is Culture, not Spending

Last week Booz & Co. released their 7th annual Global Innovation 1000 report titled “Why Culture is Key”. In it, Booz surveyed 600 innovation leaders at global companies, large and small. They conclude, as they have consistently over the past seven years, that ‘there is no statistically significant relationship between financial performance and innovation (R&D) […]


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Hiring Accelerates As Year-End Approaches

With November rolling in, and snow now blanketing the Northeast, we all begin looking to the end of the year. In fact, Thanksgiving is only a little more than three weeks away. Usually at this time of year two things are constants: companies/functions run out of budget and attention shifts to planning activities for the […]