• Is now the time for a new story?
    By: Simon Callow

    Some years ago, when virtual teaming was a fad rather than a necessity, I happened to come across a doctoral thesis on virtual teams. After three years of sweat and toil, the erstwhile student had summed up their work with the phrase “distance amplifies dysfunction”.

  • The New Normal In Governance: A Paradigm Shift?
    By: Jeff Kirschner, By: Deborah P. Rubin, By: Paul C. Winum

    As the coronavirus makes its way across the globe, nearly every person and every business on the planet has been impacted.

  • Dismantle Racism
    By: Dante Capitano

    With the disturbing events of the past week in the U.S., I write with a heavy heart and lots of anger and frustration. Across the country, people are horrified by the recent killings of three African Americans: Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.

  • Do You Have the Right People in Your Foxhole?...
    By: Eden Abrahams

    Being a leader is a lonely job under the best of circumstances. Forging close friendships with work colleagues isn’t part of a CEO’s remit, nor should it be. Even executives who are committed to inclusive and transparent leadership understand that the unique demands of running an organization require a certain degree of circumspection.

  • What CEOs Are Talking About Right Now
    By: Joanna E. Starek

    If you wonder what chief executive officers are thinking right now, here is a small window into those conversations. Recently, RHR International facilitated conversations with groups of CEOs from different industries. The purpose was to allow CEOs to share ideas and to calibrate their thoughts about reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown.

  • 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.

  • 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

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