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

CEO Concerns

As we enter the final quarter of 2018, a key concern for CEO’s is the recent trade policies enacted by the administration. After another $200 billion in tariffs went into effect, the Business Roundtable reported that roughly two-thirds of CEO’s believe that these recent tariffs and resulting trade tensions will negatively affect their capital investment … Continued

C-Suite Skills of the Future

The skills required of executives to successfully compete are changing faster than ever before. Not only has technology affected every department and how they operate, but the role of business’ in society is evolving as well. The C-suite skills of the future are highlighted in Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report, The Rise of … Continued

Bringing on a CRO

The C-suite is diversifying, once the bastion of the CEO, CFO, and COO, over the years we’ve seen the addition of CMOs, CTOs, CIOs, CISOs, and even more recently, Chief Revenue Officers (CROs). The role is prevalent in SaaS companies and Silicon Valley, but more Fortune 500 companies are bringing on a CRO – United … Continued

Succession Planning

Across the C-suite, we are reading of a succession planning crisis. Whether it be CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, the baby boomer generation is retiring and there are simply not enough seasoned, qualified candidates to backfill the number of openings they have created. Gen-X, which followed the boomers is a much smaller generation (61 million compared to … Continued

Healthcare Executive Hiring Challenges

The healthcare industry is facing risk, uncertainty, and increased complexity, according to PwC Health Research Institute’s new report, “Top health industry issues of 2018: A year for resilience amid uncertainty.” From artificial intelligence and IoT to healthcare reform and patient experience PwC identifies a dozen trends that will require the attention of the C-suite. You … Continued

What to Look for When Hiring a CMO

Technology is changing how we all work, and that includes your executive leadership team. One role that has evolved more than any other in the C-suite is the CMO. Marketing is no longer considered a cost center with no way to justify their spend. Gone are the days of, “I know I’m wasting half my … Continued