Digital Mastery in the C-Suite

Digital is not a new buzzword in the C-suite, yet it is one of the hardest terms to quantify from a capabilities standpoint. Whether your company is just getting started with digital adoption, or you’re a leader in your industry, you’d like to be able to say that you’ve achieved digital mastery in the C-suite. … Continued

Executive Lateral Thinking

We know that executives are required to have a broad base of business knowledge. From financial matters to sales and marketing to operations. Additionally, their ability to demonstrate soft skills such as communication, flexibility, conflict resolution, problem solving, and positive attitude among others is paramount to success. A term that has increasingly come to be … Continued

Top 8 Ted Talks for CEOs

The best way to turn newly learned skills and practices into habits is repetition. However, day to day demands can quickly erode our best intentions. Key items on our to-do list get put on the back burner and eventually forgotten. To help keep best practices top of mind, we looked at fifty of the most … Continued

Job Growth Created by Technology

We recently wrote about the future of job automation, which led us to an interesting study by McKinsey Global Institute, Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation. Technology has improved our lives and increased our productivity, but these advancements also come at the cost of jobs in some sectors. Their key … Continued

8 Podcasts for CEOs

Podcasts have become mainstream, with more than half of the US population listening, and one third, or 90 million listening in the last month. With the number of podcasts available, nearly two thirds of people say they don’t know where to start. With that in mind, we found eight podcasts that executives should add to … Continued

Authentic Leadership

There is no single path or set of directions on how to become a leader. Our leadership style is as unique as our fingerprints. We each have our own personality, experiences, and skills that result in different forms of decision making, team management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and communication among many other traits. So what is … Continued

Top 9 Blogs Every CEO Should Read

One of the easiest ways to stay up to date on what’s happening in the world of business is to select a few blogs to follow. Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, there are hundreds of blogs out there to choose from. We looked at more than a hundred of the top leadership blogs and narrowed it … Continued

Do I Need An Executive Search Committee

You are facing another executive team opening and wondering if there is a more efficient and effective way to handle the hiring process. You’re working with a retained executive search firm yet you want to do more internally to ensure the best fit. You are most likely asking yourself, “do I need an executive search … Continued

Building a Successful Digital Strategy

Strategic planning is difficult. Not only because of the pace of technological change today, but because it tends to drive incremental change instead of innovative change. A recent article in McKinsey Quarterly speaks to this challenge. Specifically, it focuses on the complexity of building a successful digital strategy. Digital strategy development is a challenge for … Continued

Executive Interview Preparation

Interviewing for executive level positions is exciting and stressful at the same time. The opportunity to make meaningful decisions, contribute to the company’s business strategy, and lead a department create high expectations and increases the pressure you feel going into the interview. In addition to being prepared to answer questions executives may ask, there are … Continued