The Art of Executive Onboarding in Private Equity
All too often, PE firms almost whitewash context in their rush to fill key leadership roles in their portfolio companies. They don’t look for appropriate evidence that...
SHIFT Happens! Now What?
In a world characterized by constant change, organizations are faced with a myriad of challenges that require them to adapt and evolve. From global pandemics to supply chain...
What’s Happening with Value in Private Equity portfolio companies
You've set up each and every company in your portfolio to create during the hold period. You've tasked each CEO with bending their company's value curve upwards as quickly as...
The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent: Arrogance 7 of 7
Many mistakes I've seen made in talent management stem from this sin. Arrogance blinds leaders to what they need to see. It has them make decisions that harm their organizations...
The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent: Rank & Yank 6 of 7
Reward the top 20% of your performers and fire the bottom 10%. These days, that makes as much sense as shoot first, ask questions later...
The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent: Urgency 5 of 7
Obsessed with fighting fires, they don't recognize how critically important a problem actually is—until it suddenly grows into their next big fire. Each new blaze only serves to...
The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent: Sameness 4 of 7
"If you read your company's HR strategy, would you be able to tell which company it was written for? Does it demonstrate a deep understanding of how talent can be deployed to drive
The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent: Hoarding 3 of 7
The world of work is much more fluid now than it was back in my day. Everything is geared for quick pivots.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent- Incrementalism 2 of 7
"When it comes to creating change, there are four approaches, three of which are fatally flawed and one of which holds the keys to the kingdom."
The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent - Best Practice 1 of 7
Focus exclusively on doing things according to “best practice” in your role as CHRO, and you—and your colleagues—can end up paying a huge price.
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