5 CEO Archetypes: Which Is Best for Your Company? - CEO Search
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      5 CEO Archetypes: Which One Is Best for Your Company?

      Every CEO candidate is different. But if you spend enough time analyzing candidates for a chief executive role, you’ll see five distinct profiles emerge.  Depending on the needs of your business, you might find that one type is better for your company than another. Here’s a quick overview of the five CEO archetypes, as well

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      Today’s CEOs Are Multifaceted Leaders - CEO Recruitment
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      Today’s CEOs Are Multifaceted Leaders

      In the past, the role of a CEO was to lead a company. That’s still true today, but in an interconnected world, a chief executive’s sphere of influence is wider than ever. As Harvard Business Review claims, “Today’s CEOs don’t just lead companies. They lead ecosystems.” The challenges facing today’s CEOs are arguably more varied

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      Is It Time to Change How You Hire Executives? - Top Executive Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      Is It Time to Change How You Hire Executives?

      You know how to recruit and hire great company leaders. Or do you? In a world changed by both COVID and technology, the archetype of a successful CEO is changing, too. Executives are much like brand ambassadors — if customers, shareholders, and even other employees like your executives, they’re more likely to support your company

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      7 Strategic Reasons to Work With an Executive Recruiter for Your Search - Executive Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      Seven Strategic Reasons to Work With an Executive Recruiter for Your Search

      Hiring at the executive level is a critical process, and the outcome will affect your company for many years. The person you hire will play a role in determining the direction of your company, aligning the business, inspiring and mobilizing employees, and engaging with stakeholders. Finding the best executive for the job is not just

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      The Correlation Between Female Athletes & Successful Leadership - Top Executive Search Firm
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      The Correlation Between Female Athletes & Successful Leadership

      When you think of sports, you likely imagine the latest football game you watched on TV or the volleyball club you participate in every spring. However, sports offer much more than entertainment and general wellness — they’re also a precursor of leadership success, according to one recent EY study.  EY’s research shows that 94% of

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      Top Personality Tests Used by Employers | Top Executive Recruiters | Cowen Partners
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      Why Employers Can’t Afford to Let DE&I Initiatives Go

      With predictions of an impending recession becoming louder and louder, more companies are seeking ways to reduce expenses and protect their profits. Often, some of the first things to go are human resources programs like leadership and diversity training.  Nearly three years after the mass protests that shook the U.S. in 2020 — brought on

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      Women Outrank Men in Leadership Traits - Executive Recruiters
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      Women Outrank Males in Key Leadership Traits

      Pew Research Center recently released a study regarding women in leadership roles, finding that women have led 7.4% of Fortune 500 companies and held nearly 30% of board member roles. Although those statistics indicate that women still fell well below male leadership rankings, they do show substantial progress. As relatively recently as 1995, not a

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      Hiring Trends Among Minority CFOs - August 2022 | CFO Recruiters | Top CFO Search Firm
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      Hiring Trends Among Minority CFOs – August 2022

      Cowen Partners recently issued a study, Cowen Partners CFO Movement Study 2022. As a follow-up to the study, this paper presents a review of the literature on CFOs of color hiring trends, diving deeper into the how and why behind the statistics.  Here are some theories that may support the findings of the CFO Movement

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      Why Strategic Plans Play an Integral Role in Successful DEI Programs | Diversity Executive Recruiters | DEI Executive Search Firm
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      Why Strategic Plans Play an Integral Role in Successful DEI Program Implementation

      By Linda Devonish – Mills, CAE, CPA, CMA, MBA, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant Strategic planning is a process where organizations define its strategy, direction and its decisions with a long-term view of where it wants to be. Strategic planning is the job of the senior management of any organization. Can Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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      Barriers to Inclusive Environments in the Workplace | Top Executive Recruiters | 5-Star Executive Search Firm
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      Inclusive Environments in the Workplace: What Are the Barriers?

      By Linda Devonish – Mills, CAE, CPA, CMA, MBA, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant Presence of Inclusive Environments in the Workplace Diverse and inclusive environments in the workplace should serve as a sense of normalcy for organizations’ operations. The benefits of establishing a diverse and inclusive workplace should be obvious, and they can include (but

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