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Medical Leave: A Monkey Wrench in the Succession-Planning Process

Originally published in SmartCEO.com. What do the CEOs of Overstock.com, Level 3 Communications and Valeant Pharmaceuticals all have in common? In the past year, they have all taken a medical leave. While their medical problems are different and unquestionably unfortunate, the impact on their companies could be far-reaching and, if not handled properly, devastating. The [...]

Board Succession Planning – 10 Winning Steps

By: Denise Kuprionis & Patricia Lenkov Quick, name the most important duty of a board of directors. Choosing the CEO? Monitoring and evaluating his performance? CEO succession planning? Setting strategy? Overseeing company performance? These are the key items that usually come to a director's mind when thinking about carrying-out her fiduciary responsibilities. However, there is [...]

Lessons on Succession Planning from Yahoo’s Revolving Door of CEOs

Originally published by smartCEO.com When Marissa Mayer was named CEO of Yahoo in July 2012, her appointment was major news for the beleaguered company, which was hoping for a turnaround. Fast forward to today, and after a variety of fits and starts, it turns out Yahoo lost 30 percent of its value last year, as [...]

When Plan B is Not Enough: Some Lessons from the United Airlines CEO Succession(s)

Originally published in SmartCEO magazine. In the annals of business folklore, there is an oft-used quote from the revered former CEO of GE, Jack Welch: “From now on, [choosing my successor] is the most important decision I’ll make. It occupies a considerable amount of thought almost every day.” The clincher here is that he said [...]

Slacking at the Office: Managers Heed these Multi-Generational Nuances

There are many characteristics of work that are generation-dependent. For example, Baby Boomers came of age when the very concept of work meant an office, factory, or other physical locale. Communication was by telephone and meetings generally took place when everyone could participate from the same room. Today, while this may be familiar, it is [...]

Diversity 5.0 – LGBT in the Boardroom

The business case for diversity in the boardroom has been made time and again. Companies and organizations have slowly and sometimes painfully come to realize that their boards should be reflective of their stakeholders. And these stakeholders, whether they be investors, employees or customers, are unquestionably diverse in any of a variety of ways. The [...]

Theranos: Blood, Sweat & Tears

If you were previously not familiar with Theranos, following the business news these past few weeks certainly would have changed that. Theranos is a blood-testing start-up that developed a completely new and seemingly more efficient way of handling diagnostic blood testing. Like many others, I watched with awe as Theranos and its Founder Elizabeth Holmes [...]

You had Me at Hello: How Hiring Companies Deter Outstanding Potential Employees

Companies have been hiring again. Perhaps selectively and far more strategically than ever before but the job market can definitely be described as robust. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth in 2015 has averaged 198,000 per month with industries such as health care, information, and professional and business [...]

How to Improve Your Powers of Persuasion

As an executive recruiter, I am often asked about the skills that are most important to succeed. I always answer the same way: unequivocally, the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is the key to success in your career and in life. Think about it—how does anyone accomplish anything in our highly interconnected [...]

Gender Diversity: Moving from the why to the how

This article was originally published in: Ethical Boardroom Magazine - Summer 2015 edition No matter your level of support for or interest in the issue of diversity in the boardroom, no one would disagree that it is a 'hot topic' in corporate governance circles and corner offices around the globe.  Diversity in the boardroom can [...]