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CEO Expectations

Baby boomer CEOs are retiring and their replacements are facing new challenges that require a different set of skills and competencies than their predecessors had to deal with during their tenure. Technology advancements and a new generation of employees are redefining CEO expectations. Digital advancements are on everyone’s radar, but that doesn’t mean they have … Continued

Millennial Leadership Development

Millennials are fast approaching the executive ranks. As the largest age group in the workforce, making up 50% of it by 2020, this generation is different than those that came before it. They are digital natives and focus on soft skills like emotional intelligence, diversity, and businesses responsibility for doing social good. Succession planning for … Continued

Preparing for an Executive Interview

Preparing for an executive interview is not the same as interviewing with human resources or a recruiter. Interviewing with C-suite executives is less about your technical skill set and more about your leadership style and approach. Your focus needs to shift and your awareness should guide your answers as well as your questions. Instead of … Continued

Why use an Executive Search Firm

Companies retain an executive search firm when they want to identify the best possible candidate for a leadership position. Executive search firms specialize in reaching a broader, more diverse, and uniquely skilled network of candidates that companies typically can’t reach. Retained search firms generally have a trusted network and can more easily connect with passive … Continued

Successful Leadership Transitions

Executive transitions are difficult. The company is losing institutional knowledge and has to begin the process of identifying and training a new person. Executive transitions also impact the productivity of the team experiencing the change, can carry revenue implications in the short term, and affect the culture of the company. How can you ensure successful … Continued

Executive Leadership Styles

Successful executives are able to tap into a variety of approaches. Depending on the situation they are dealing with, they know what will motivate the team. The key is knowing how and when to use a specific approach. Executive leadership styles were the topic of a recent article in Inc. titled, These 7 Leadership Styles … Continued

2018 IBM C-Suite Study

Surveying more than 12,000 C-suite people globally, the 19th edition of the IBM Global C-suite Study provides surprising insights into how they view the foreseeable future of their businesses. Of note, for the first time in five years, technological factors was not the number one external force. Market forces claimed that spot which includes competition … Continued

Customer Experience and the C-Suite

As the past year began, we saw a significantly different corporate environment. Tax cuts from the new administration created a wave of growth and investment and added a few dollars to most employee paychecks. At the same time, unemployment continues to hover around 4%, the lowest it’s been in 18 years, and baby boomers are … Continued

CEO’s Lead Cybersecurity Initiatives

Cybersecurity has become a C-suite and board level issue. This is not surprising considering that data is now the world’s most valuable asset according to the Economist. And being uninformed on the issue is no longer acceptable, it’s time CEO’s lead cyber security initiatives. According to Tripwire VP Tim Erlin, “Accountability starts with the CEO, … Continued

What is a Retained Recruiter?

A retained recruiter primarily focuses on executive level searches at the VP, C-suite, and Board level. Though an executive recruiter can also be retained to find those hard to fill roles in middle management. Therefore, a retained search firm will work very closely with companies that have openings based on key criteria and criticality of … Continued