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  • Connecting Minds to Invent the Future
    Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, CEO Consultation

    Lately in our business, I have observed a disturbing trend. Companies are on a shorter planning cycle, and long term planning and visionary thinking is difficult to achieve. However, visionary planning informs every future decision, including hiring the right talent on both your management team and board. Too few leaders spend time talking about these […]

  • The Challenge of Succession Planning for CEOs and Boards
    Posted on Feb 6th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: CEO Consultation, Effective Board Governance, Succession Planning

    Maximizing and ensuring shareholder value and performance requires an ongoing review of the depth of talent in an organization as well as the right complement of skills to lead effectively and navigate changing strategies.  As markets become more global and technology continues to play an even greater role in strategy, the criteria established for both […]

  • Heads Up: Time to start connecting the dots
    Posted on Feb 5th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, CEO Consultation, Director Education

    As we begin the new year, most CEOs and C-Suite executives are thinking about how to strengthen the leadership team and management to best execute on strategy. Some leaders may have the “gene” that inspires them to naturally keep learning about the world and how it will impact their business. But many don’t have that […]

  • What Boards, CEOs Can Do to Improve Communication
    Posted on Feb 4th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Effective Board Governance, CEO Consultation, Strategic Communication

    Directors desire a stronger line of communication with the CEO than is presently acknowledged. Sometimes lack of dialogue is a byproduct of board rules, including requirements for executive sessions without the CEO present. Sometimes it stems from failing to make such conversation a priority. Committing to an intelligent exchange of ideas with your CEO will […]

  • A Challenge to Board Leadership: Get Culture Right
    Posted on Jan 2nd, 2009
    Related Products & Services: Governance, Effective Board Governance, CEO Consultation

    The 2009 Spencer Stuart Board Index was released in October and while there are no huge surprises, I believe the data signals a shifting center of gravity in corporate governance – a move toward independence, commitment, and accountability. Consider these highlights from the Spencer Stuart study of the S & P 500 companies for 2009. […]