RHR Update | First Quarter 2019
Executive development

Good Luck with Those Development Plans

By Cristina Jimenez

The question of what goes into a good development plan frequently comes up and can be a frustrating one for two reasons: first, there are as many options for good development plans as there are leaders; second, and most important, it’s the wrong question to be asking. What makes a good development plan and how can you make meaningful sustainable behavior change?

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Want Measurable Change? Think Operating Culture 

By Greg Janicik

Many senior leaders consider ways they can define and transform their organization’s culture. However, there are so many definitions of and frameworks for organizational culture that it can be difficult to align on the best way to truly effect measurable change. Focusing on the operating culture can create culture change that stimulates higher productivity and performance.

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Succession Planning for 21st Century Talent 

By David Langdon

Predicting and then developing talent is not a skill for the faint hearted. When we think about retaining and developing talent, there are some tactics to put in play if you want to be successful. Here is what a future-looking succession planning process should look like.




Executive Bench® Names Robert Abramo as Head of Sales

As head of sales, Robert Abramo works with organizations to assess and develop the next generation of enterprise leaders through RHR's Executive Bench® services. Robert has extensive experience working with senior and HR leadership in complex, integrated organizations. He has served clients across several industries. Read here for more about Robert.


RHR Announces New Board Members  

​Doug Conant and John Musolino have joined RHR's board of trustees. Doug is an internationally renowned business leader, New York Times best-selling author, keynote speaker, and social media influencer with leadership experience as president of Nabisco Foods Company, CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and chairman of Avon Products. John is senior vice president of Corporate Development at PRA. Previously, John served as principal and founder of Avondale Capital Advisors. For more on their backgrounds, read here

Upcoming Events



Wellness & Energy Management Seminar

RHR International and Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute® will be hosting a breakfast seminar in London on March 12, 2019. Caren Kenney, executive director, Premier Executive Leadership, and Chris Jordan, director of Exercise Physiology, both of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute®, will be presenting at the London seminar. The talk will address well-being and energy management, balancing self-insight and application to the boardroom. Contact Simon Callow for more information.


Boardroom Summit

​RHR International’s Deb Rubin and Steve Madenberg are speaking at the Boardroom Summit in New York City on April 2, 2019 in a session about CEO evaluations. Joining them will be David Jaffe, chairman & CEO, Ascena Retail Group and Kate Buggeln, lead independent board director, Ascena Retail Group. The Boardroom Summit is an educational and networking event for public company directors. Contact Deb Rubin for more information.

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