• Grooming a World-Class Chief Executive: Part 2
    By: Deborah P. Rubin, By: Paul C. Winum

    In part-one of this Executive Insight, we outlined five core dimensions of the role of the chief executive officer. But how do great CEOs acquire these capabilities, and what can be done to develop them in succession candidates?

  • Grooming a World-Class Chief Executive: Part 1
    By: Deborah P. Rubin, By: Paul C. Winum

    Ensuring a capable successor to a sitting chief executive is one of the most important duties of a board of directors. The incumbent CEO and senior HR leaders also have key roles to play in this crucial task. But where do they start? In order to groom a world-class CEO, you must begin by defining the target.

  • What It Takes to Succeed in Private Equity
    By: Steven Gilbert

    While listed companies have traditionally provided superb training grounds for general managers and future business leaders and are a natural pool of talent for private equity, ultimately a significant number who have thrived in listed companies fail in private equity portfolio firms.

  • RHR Update Newsletter: Fourth Quarter, 2019

    RHR International's quarterly newsletter features highlights of blog posts, thought leadership insight, and research studies as well as media coverage and key industry events. Read the RHR Q4 Update.

  • Five Challenges That Can Derail Hypergrowth Start-Ups

    RHR has been engaged to advise on leadership and management challenges by venture capital (VC) firms and founders of companies that are engaged in rapid scaling.

  • About to Do Your Next Board Evaluation? Add Input...
    By: Paul C. Winum

    ‘Tis the season when most boards are preparing to conduct their required annual evaluation. Recently, EY’s Center for Board Matters published a brief about how Fortune 100 companies are evolving their board evaluations and disclosures.

  • Journey to the Top: Developing African American...
    By: Lawrence James, Jr.

    There is no doubt that there is still much to be done in regards to increasing diversity within the workplace in general and especially within senior executive ranks. The dearth of African Americans in the uppermost corporate leadership roles is especially stark. 

  • Vetting Executive Coaches
    By: Jessica Bigazzi Foster

    Perspectives on executive coaches have changed dramatically over the last 20 years. The stigma of coaching as a last-ditch effort to save a derailing executive has given way to an acknowledgment of its role as an important element of the support system that increases the effectiveness of senior leaders.

  • Successful CEO Transitions: Ensuring a Smooth...
    By: Deborah P. Rubin, By: Paul C. Winum

    CEO changes are often associated with the exit of other senior-level executives due to disapproval of the incoming chief executive, loyalty to the old CEO, or changes to the brain trust the new CEO enacts upon succession. 

  • Board Governance Dimensions: Which Correlate Most...
    By: Kristen Gilson, By: Jeff Kirschner, By: Paul C. Winum

    Beyond fulfilling a compliance requirement, board evaluations can be a great tool for helping boards elevate the value they contribute to the organizations they govern. The process for conducting board evaluations usually involves a survey of directors with questions about a range of governance practices.