• Client Perspective: CEO Ravi Saligram of Ritchie Bros...
    By: David Astorino

    Designed to help CEOs and senior executives grow in their leadership, this occasional series offers insights on leadership seldom seen in textbooks. This is the first of a two-part interview. 

  • A Different Look at Managing CEO Performance
    By: Deborah P. Rubin

    According to best practices in board evaluations, you should hire an external expert to conduct the process at least every two to three years. This helps uncover subtle issues and opportunities, increase candor, and reduce the risk of a check-the-box approach by introducing different questions, process, and perspective.

  • Setting a High Bar for Transformation
    By: David Langdon

    The conversation in the chairman’s office was serious. Sitting in high-backed leather seats around a highly polished table, we talked about the readiness or not of the business to change. The chairman was concerned, and indeed a little worried. 

  • Developing a Pipeline of Enterprise Leaders:...
    By: Michael A. Peterman

    One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is developing a robust pipeline of scalable leaders. RHR’s Executive Bench® suite of services is designed to build the next generation of enterprise leaders. As part of this suite of services, RHR first launched Readiness for Scale℠, an in-depth assessment that pinpoints strengths to leverage and...

  • CEO Selection: Insiders Versus Outsiders
    By: Gene Morrissy

    I’ve been involved in several situations lately where a sudden CEO departure has left a gaping hole. At times, it is due to a performance or results issue. But there are also a number of times where unanticipated health or life circumstances and issues have caused abrupt changes.

  • Employee Turnover: Why Good People Leave
    By: Jeff Kirschner

    As a leader, it is particularly painful when top talent chooses to leave the company. The loss of these employees can be perceived as a misplaced investment of your time and energy. If you are not careful, your frustration and competitive fire can result in broken relationships.

  • Working in Fear: Moving from Uncertainty Toward Trust
    By: Cristina Jimenez

    Corporate environments are often defined by an inherently competitive environment where clarity on how to be successful becomes increasingly more difficult and information becomes increasingly scarce as employees climb to higher levels.

  • New Thinking on Board Evaluations: Give Directors...
    By: Paul C. Winum

    Since 2009, the New York Stock Exchange has required the boards of listed companies to conduct annual board performance evaluations. The corporate governance codes in Europe all stipulate that annual board evaluations be conducted. And in the UK, the prescription is to use an outside facilitator for that process at least every third year.

  • Finding The Hidden Talent in Your Organization
    By: Deborah P. Rubin

    Executives tend to have a few key attributes they look for in the next generation of leaders that signal a promise of greater things to come.

  • Leadership Hacks: How to Help Executives Engage with...
    By: Gene Morrissy

    I recently had a discussion on creating organizational impact with a C-level executive of a large corporation. We chatted about how important and yet difficult it was for him to find time to connect to the many people in his national organization.