• CEO Succession and the COVID-19 Pandemic
    By: Jeff Kirschner, By: Deborah P. Rubin

    As the coronavirus crisis impacts our society, it creates some unique challenges for boards. One of the major issues under consideration is whether the chief executive officer who took you to this point is the same leader who can take your company through this challenge and beyond.

  • The Quarterback Problem
    By: Grant W. Levitan, By: Gene Morrissy

    In our last blog, we discussed the National Football League’s scouting challenges and what Major Leagu

  • Setting the Foundation: Building a Strong Board-CEO...
    By: Jeff Kirschner

    Establishing a positive connection between the board and the CEO is never more important than when onboarding a new chief executive officer. Actions taken during the first few weeks and months of a new CEO’s tenure will establish the groundwork for a successful ongoing relationship. Here are some tips for getting off to a fast start.

  • The NFL versus Moneyball
    By: Grant W. Levitan, By: Gene Morrissy

    Want to do better at selecting talent than the National Football League selects players? Here is what we learned from the research and from a Major League Baseball president that will improve your batting average.

  • COVID-19 Special Leadership Edition | April 30

    Four resources to help you and your organization respond and adapt to the repercussions of COVID-19.   

  • Leadership Transitions in a Virtual World
    By: Kelsey Harper

    As companies continue to navigate the evolving challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen our clients shift from crisis mode to planning for a

  • Developing Talent in Crisis and Beyond
    By: Lawrence James, Jr.

    As many of us look at how businesses can survive during this pandemic-induced business slowdown (or shutdown for many), it should be obvious that leadership is more important than ever. The leadership choices being made today will have profound and long-term impacts not only on the business, but on employee engagement and loyalty.

  • Twenty-First Century Leadership for Twenty-First...
    By: Joanna E. Starek

    Twentieth century leadership was characterized by the heroic, brilliant individual leaders who led countries and people out of wars and into prosperity. Twenty-first century leaders are those who can quickly pull together other great minds to solve complex problems.

  • The New Normal Is Now
    By: David Astorino, By: Valerie C. Nellen

    As we enter a middle phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, our clients are rapidly moving from shock and crisis to thinking about a world that will be changed for the foreseeable future. There is a good reason to do so. As much of the industrialized world remains in quarantine, we are all changing the way that we work and live in real time.

  • Retiring Underperforming Directors
    By: Paul C. Winum

    The best boards are composed of a diverse group of committed directors who all bring experience, insights and high value relevant to the business of the organization they govern.