Your Post-Crisis Board Evaluation

The Corporate Board has published an article authored by RHR International's Jeff Kirschner, Deborah Rubin, and Paul Winum entitled, "Your Post-Crisis Board Evaluation."

The crises and social challenges facing corporations in 2020 have been more than just existential threats. They have also been an invaluable education for managers and boards from experience—the world’s toughest but most instructive teacher. Wise boards will take this opportunity to reshape their board evaluation procedures and questions to gain value from the lessons learned in battling and coming back from crisis.

Read the article.

Human Capital Investment Conference

Dan Russell, Partner and Operations Lead of RHR’s Executive Bench® practice, will be leading a breakout session at the Human Capital Investment Conference for the National Center Healthcare Leadership. Each breakout session has been designed to invoke thought and discussions on key focus areas within healthcare. Dan will be leading, "Developing Leadership in a Virtual Workforce" which will focus on continuing to develop your leaders, despite the barriers of a virtual workforce.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader—Scaling Leadership in Real Time, Part 4

The previous article on the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader examined the leadership impact that DEI leaders can have when it comes to Leading People. In this final blog post, RHR’s Readiness for ScaleSM model will be used to highlight competencies like Reasoning with Agility, Thriving in High Stakes, and Knowing Self.

Creating Sustainable Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Organizations

Over the last few months, many leaders and organizations have become increasingly aware that despite the best intentions, their efforts to address diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DI&B) have been insufficient. Recent events have awakened the urgency to do more, differently, and to challenge beliefs, assumptions, and behaviors rooted in layers on layers of systemic and structural racism. This is happening at a much broader level than ever before, and many organizations have been trying to understand how to address DI&B more deeply and more effectively.

We can continue to talk about diversity - or do something to achieve it

RHR International's Vanessa Ruda, Senior Partner, Regional Leader—U.S. Central Region, is featured in the Globe and Mail article, "We can continue to talk about diversity - or do something to achieve it." This article shows how leaders can leverage their position of power to create meaningful, systemic change. 

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Corporate Research Forum - Digital Conference: Re-imagining the New Landscape: Reset, Renew and Thrive

RHR International's Nick Twyman, Lawrence James, and Cristina Jimenez will be conducting a virtual session called "Adapt or Die! How Your Leadership Climate and Culture are Predictors of Business Success" at the Corporate Research Forum Digital Conference: Re-imagining the New Landscape: Reset, Renew and Thrive.

The Whole Picture of Diversity in High-Performing Teams

You look around your table, pleased. Your senior team looks great. Lots of diversity there—not just in gender and ethnicity but also in background, viewpoint, and expertise. And you haven’t just made sure that your members are diverse; you’ve made it clear that everybody sitting at the table is part of the team and that they can make a valuable contribution.

You haven’t just checked the “diversity” and “inclusion” boxes. You understand the value of those elements in fostering a high-performing team.

So it’s all great, right?

Right?

Not necessarily.

CHROs Share Recent Lessons in Dealing with a Broader Set of Societal Challenges

RHR has continued to connect with chief human resources officers in virtual roundtables as they navigate through the challenges of the pandemic and the resulting impact on organizations and the economy. CHROs from various industries including retail, food manufacturing, luxury consumer goods, technology, and energy have participated in these roundtables. This current round of discussions revealed that in addition to the practical issues of dealing with uncertainty and the way forward, CHROs are now facing a broader set of challenging societal questions.

Three Highlights from RHR’s CEO Forum on Leading in Today’s Climate

We have been advising our chief executive officer clients individually as well as bringing them together in intimate, transparent forums to share experiences and updates on how they are leading through this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and social inequity, and ongoing business instability and unpredictability. Here are some themes that have emerged: 

Planning is unpredictable, so plan for the worst and hope for the best, but be bold about how you want to come out of this crisis. 

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