When Performance Declines: The Case for Acting Fast on CEO Intervention

Viewed in Spencer Stuart Global executive search firm Spencer Stuart’s expertise in executive and board searches is pretty much beyond reproach. Since its 1956 founding, it has grown to 57 offices in 30 countries and handled executive and board searches for some of global business’s most iconic brands (and even the U.S. government). Now in… More

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A playbook for newly minted private equity portfolio-company CEOs

Viewed in McKinsey & Company The role of a chief executive officer in the 21st century is a challenging one. Looking for something even more challenging? That likely would be serving as a CEO for a private equity-owned portfolio company. More private equity-owned companies With private equity’s growing prevalence in corporate ownership, it is a… More

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U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index 2021 Highlights

Viewed in Spencer Stuart Chicago-based global executive search firm giant Spencer Stuart needs little introduction. An iconic executive search firm Iconic in the executive search and leadership consulting spaces, the firm took in over $450 million in revenue in 2019 and operates over 50 offices in some 30 countries. They also famously have recruited and… More

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Rethinking the board’s role in strategy, risk and culture

Viewed in Russell Reynolds Associates There seems a singular common denominator running through most business analysis and commentary these days: Business is changing rapidly and hugely, and it will never again be the same.  For the most part, it is the global pandemic, which now has taken over four million lives, that is cited as… More

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Boards around the world

Viewed on Spencer Stuart. Spencer Stuart, the executive search giant, does a lot more than just executive search these days. The firm increasingly is an exceptional source for research, studies, and content on the direction of global business, including issues that impact the recruiting profession. In this study, Spencer Stuart looks at various statistics on… More

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Building better boards: Taking the long view of director succession

Viewed in RussellReynolds.com. A company is ultimately only as good as the people who comprise it, and a company’s management similarly is only as good as the individuals who comprise its board of directors. But what processes actually exist for selecting a board director? Too often, Russell Reynolds senior member Anthony Goodman writes, its comes… More

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Women exceed 25% of board seats on S&P 500 for the first time

Viewed in Bloomberg. Publicly-traded companies have been making a conscientious effort of late to diversify their corporate boards, and one primary objective has been expanding the number of women on them. But how much progress has actually been made? Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s largest and most prominent executive recruitment firms, has completed an… More

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Seven steps to a more strategic board: What CEOs need to know

Viewed in Deloitte Insights. How much do we really know about what makes a successful corporate board of directors? To be sure, we could stand to know more. In an effort to add to this knowledge base, Deloitte initiated 50 conversations with Fortune 1000 CEOs about their perspective on corporate boards. A few themes emerged:… More

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