• A Battle of Metaphors: The Road to Successful...
    By: Steven Gilbert

    I recently heard the metaphor “take the back roads, not the highway” used as advice in an organization where personal pacing and building relationships to get things done is central to success. On reflection, knowing when to “go slow to go fast” can be applied to all organizations. Let me explain.

  • High-Potential How-To
    By: Michael A. Peterman

    In building the ongoing capability needed to execute against its strategic objectives, an organization faces the critical and ever-present challenge of identifying, developing, and retaining its next generation of leaders.

  • No Potential, Know Potential
    By: Nathan Wiita

    Potential, potential, potential. Depending on which popular talent trend you look at (the “war for talent,” baby boomer retirements, etc.), potential—especially with regard to the identification, development, and retention of “high potential” employees—is a prevalent subject.

  • Succession Plans: A House of Cards?
    By: Jessica Bigazzi Foster

    If there is one concern for our clients that has begun to drown out many others, it’s the lack of depth and strength in their executive talent pipelines. Who will solve the complex challenges they know lie ahead of them? Who will take the place of the flood of retiring baby boomers (reaching the age of 65 in the U.S.

  • Tips for Screening Out Arrogant Executives
    By: Michael A. Peterman

    Sometimes a fairly fine line separates self-assuredness — which is desirable in an executive — and arrogance, making it difficult to distinguish between the two as part of the executive selection process. In the interest of doing so, here are recommendations that might prove useful

  • 5 Reasons Why Arrogant Executives Often Mismanage...
    By: Michael A. Peterman

    Arguably the greatest leadership challenge executives face is that of leading transformational change. While the challenge alone is daunting, there are a whole host of personality characteristics that can influence an executive’s ability to lead change effectively.

  • The Difference Between an Average Board and a Great...
    By: Paul C. Winum

    What is the difference between an average board and a great board? Does a great board add differential value to the company it directs compared with an average board? And as a board director, what can you do to make the board you serve on great?

  • Introducing: Leading Transformational Change
    By: Gregory A. Janicik

    At RHR, we meet periodically to discuss the biggest management challenges our clients are facing. It was at one such meeting last year that we decided to formalize a set of services we were already offering and anoint a new practice area.

  • Leadership Tips for Successfully Transitioning from...
    By: Steven Gilbert

    The last decade has been good for private equity (PE).

  • Successful CEO Transitions

    Failed CEO transitions are costly. Share prices can decline sharply in response to unplanned CEO turnover, let alone the considerable replacement costs. A well-planned transition program is critical to a smooth transfer of leadership, maintaining business momentum, and meeting stakeholder expectations.