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Can the Right Mix of Diplomas, Career Path and Life Experience Create the “Perfect” Corporate Leader?
As executive search consultants, we are tasked with finding chief executives with pedigrees that are indicative of success. This sounds simple enough, save for the fact that the backgrounds and career paths of proven CEOs are as varied as our clients’ definitions of said success.
Consider these examples: Indra Nooyi is an Indian-born American with a background in consulting. Jack Welch, the only child of a railroad conductor and homemaker, began his career as a ...
Executive search is not an easy gig – as we say, it is a business with an unstable product – but the best recruiters make it look easy. When hiring a search firm, the most frequent question we get is “How many CFO (or fill in the blank) searches have you done?” There are far better ways to assess an executive search partner, and ensure you are working with the best.
The truth is that most of ...
Connect, Assess, Seek Beauty and Feel Gratitude: Business and Non-Business Thoughts and Advice on 2019
It’s a New Year, and nothing is as exciting as a clean start—a chance to set new goals and resolutions for the coming year. Most people’s New Year’s resolutions focus on eating better and exercising more, saving money and—for some—finding a new job. Sadly, statistics show that nearly 80% of people fail or abandon their New Year’s resolutions by February, and 30% don’t even bother to make ...
Margaret Anderson, having successfully served as executive director for many years of FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, was recruited to Deloitte Consulting last year. In her new role, Margaret works across the federal health, nonprofit and the health care and life science sectors to help advance improved outcomes for patients. Changing positions after a long tenure with one organization offers many lessons, challenges and opportunities. Here, Margaret shares what she has learned in ...