11 results for author: Spencer Stuart


6 Steps for a Successful Job Search

In our work recruiting, assessing and advising leaders, we've seen what makes a transition successful. Here are six proven steps to keep in mind as you embark on a job search: Reflect Before You Leap Get ready before you have to: Determine if you’re ...
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Predicting CEO Success: When Potential Outperforms Experience

Demand for prior CEO experience has quadrupled since the turn of the century. Since 1997, the share of S&P 500 CEOs with prior experience has grown from 4% to 16%.1 When we asked 50 seasoned directors about the finding, they considered the ability to ...
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Too Important to Fail: 4 New Rules for CEO Succession Planning

CEO succession has always been one of most critical and high-stakes responsibilities of a board. A failed process can result in an unaligned board, a lack of ready talent and, ultimately, a value-destroying CEO transition. Layering onto an already challenging ...
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How Organizations Can Embrace LGBTQ+ Talent

A conversation with Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal Since its founding in 1973, Lambda Legal, a leading LGTBQ+ legal advocacy organization, has played a central role in many of the landmark legal cases that changed lives for lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...
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Ready for Your Closeup? 6 Tips for Mastering the Art of Video Interviewing

As people continue to work remotely and replace high-fives with fist bumps or wave-like gestures from a safe distance, chances are high your big job interview will get moved from in-person to video. What do you do? How do you prepare differently than ...
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Agile R&D Leaders Are More Successful and Here is Why

The life sciences industry is largely driven by the demands of the research and development (R&D) cycle. Biotech and pharma companies seeking to promote new products and services must first go through the arduous R&D process before they can bring them ...
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Ready for Your Closeup? Six Tips for Mastering the Art of Video Interviewing

Beyond the normal interview best practices and the basics of a video — a working camera, internet connection and audio connection (all of which you tested before the meeting) — what else matters? Here are my best tips for video interviewing. The good news ...
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The Effects of Covid‑19 on Boards and Governance

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, boards entered uncharted territory. Alongside management, they had to tackle a crisis of unprecedented magnitude. To understand how boards reacted and to identify the lessons that boards can learn in dealing with future ...
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Leading from a Distance: 5 Lessons for Successful Virtual Teaming

In these uncertain times, we believe leadership matters more than ever. As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, "social distancing" is becoming a new normal. Working remotely will likely become a more common environmental factor for leaders guiding teams and organi...
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Are Healthcare Providers Ready to Digitize?

The challenge that COVID-19 presented for U.S. healthcare providers has been well-documented: a front-line role in fighting a mystifying and deadly virus; a sudden halt in elective procedures and its impact on revenues; and the rapid adoption of telehealth ...
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Predicting CEO Success: When Potential Outperforms Experience

In the science of CEO selection, past experience is not a reliable predictor of future success. Demand for prior CEO experience has quadrupled since the turn of the century. Since 1997, the share of S&P 500 CEOs with prior experience has grown from 4% ...
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