The growing influence leaders have on industry and society is driving real change in what it takes to be successful in the boardroom. CEOs and company directors face new challenges and pressures unheard of by their predecessors. Today’s most successful enterprises have leaders that can simultaneously transform the business while driving performance. They welcome innovation and change. They’re digitally minded. They’re optimistic and proactive. And, they’re inclusive—they recognize the value of diverse perspectives and actively seek them out.
We’ve helped thousands of organizations recruit and develop their leaders. Our clients trust our board and CEO consultants because we know what it takes to lead. We work with you to build diverse boards and optimize the expertise and voices of all directors into a cohesive and high performing team. And we help you assess, develop and plan for the skills needed in the CEO role. We help you build an effective bench of talent ready to strengthen your organization from the inside out.
The result? A high performing senior team and a leadership pipeline that ensures your board and CEO are future focused and ready for whatever lies ahead.
For over 50 years, we’ve guided organizations through critical leadership development processes, from board and CEO selection, to evaluation, transition and succession. We draw on proprietary data and insights—including the world’s largest normative CEO database—to build a picture of the leader you need now and in the future. Our consultants offer you access to the world’s most extensive network of ready now board talent across all sectors and functions. And we have world-class assessment and development programs to help you make your company’s most important decision: choosing your next leaders.
Let us help you evaluate your current board and executive talent and create a plan that prepares you to succeed in an uncertain tomorrow.
It’s no coincidence that high-performing companies and high-performing boards often go hand in hand. But what leads to stellar board performance? Highly effective boards have the right people, structure, oversight, culture and values. But it’s hard to get it right in all of these areas. That’s why boards turn to us for help.
We provide an opportunity for your board members (under the leadership of the chair) to reflect in a confidential and neutral setting on their expectations, contributions and impact, as well as talk openly about issues, concerns and ideas on ways to improve how the board operates. Specially we work with you to:
Failing to plan for the future of your board is planning to fail—especially since 21% of all public board members are over 70 and nearing the mandatory retirement age. Few events carry greater risk to shareholder value than a sudden, unexpected change of leadership. Boards that take a strategic approach to succession planning are prepared to meet future challenges without disruption. We help you:
A future-focused board is a powerful strategic asset. There is no room for error in the selection of directors. Our consultants have the world’s largest network of ready now board talent across all sectors and functions. And our process is designed to leave as little to chance as possible. We help you build the gold standard of boards:
In order for CEOs to be able to drive performance while simultaneously transforming their organization, they need to transcend the boundaries and interests of their experience, geography and organization. However, the transition from executive to CEO leadership doesn’t happen overnight. It requires you to move from succession planning to ongoing progression planning. We can help you:
Today’s CEO looks very different from CEOs of the past. Before, CEOs only had to improve performance as they ran the business. Today, CEOs must drive performance while transforming their organization, enabling it to win tomorrow. And they need to lead beyond their organization to influence society as a whole. We help you find the right leaders who have the right skills and competencies to thrive through disruption, are motivated by your purpose and strategy and fit with your culture. We work with you to:
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