Talent Management

We see countless examples every day of CEOs who enforce one set of rules for their company, while operating under a completely different set of rules for themselves. This hypocrisy is more obvious to your people than you might think, and can have devastating repercussions for company performance. In my corporate career, I was astounded
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What do most Fortune 500 executives have in common? They learned important lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports teams. In partnership with Chief Executive, former Sports Illustrated editor Don Yaeger hosts our weekly Corporate Competitor podcast, diving into the convergence of sports, business and leadership. A recent episode
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Employers seeking to increase the Covid vaccination rate of their employees may have seen press coverage and commentary on health insurance premium surcharges for those who are not vaccinated. While at a high level this approach may seem appealing, vaccine surcharges will create substantial administrative complexity for group health plan sponsors and will not likely
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The advent of powerful new business models driven by digital technology is fueling innovation in nearly every sector and industry. But, according to a new poll of U.S. CEOs, the talent shortage—far more than the technology itself—is imposing a significant, new bottleneck that threatens to stymie these efforts. That’s among the key findings of a
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Sandy Climan is a strange mix of talents. On one hand, he’s one of Hollywood’s most respected executives, president of Entertainment Media Ventures and a key architect behind the rise of Creative Artists Agency. Sandy Climan But Climan also has an advanced degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (where he now
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Climate crises and environmental disasters. Covid-19 and its variants. Social upheaval. Racial justice reckoning. Geopolitical conflict. Washington dysfunction. These and other disruptive forces are driving business leaders to rethink virtually every aspect of how their organizations operate. Disruption isn’t expected to ease up anytime soon–and it’s keeping business leaders awake at night. In the AlixPartners
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For decades, Tom Mercaldo, president of Aquinas Consulting in Milford, Connecticut, relied on a combination of full-time employees and independent contractors around the U.S. to serve client needs, scrupulously following longstanding guidelines from the IRS to avoid trouble—and keep everyone happy. Then came California Assembly Bill 5. In January 2020, the state passed the new
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I applaud the efforts of organizational leaders who take well-considered steps to promote the core values of respect and inclusiveness. But can we agree that sometimes just a few not-so-well-considered words will undermine even the most carefully designed, well-intentioned actions? It’s time that we re-think some overly common terminology if we truly seek to foster
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Executive teams face unique challenges. The organization’s business strategy and architecture (structure, processes, and culture) are both shaped by them and shape them. Team members have large individual jobs, with accountability for significant amounts of financial and organizational impact; they also tend to have big ambitions and are often in implicit (or explicit) competition for
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