What Makes a CEO ‘Exceptional’? From McKinsey & Company

What Makes a CEO ‘Exceptional’? From McKinsey & Company

New insight from McKinsey & Company shows that “exceptional” CEOs are twice as likely to have been recruited from outside the company as promoted from within. What makes these CEOs exceptional, and why are externally recruited CEOs better performers? “Exceptional CEOs are twice as likely to have been hired from outside the company.” McKinsey & Company assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for […]

Building a Talent Acquisition Brand

Building a Talent Acquisition Brand

Pearson Partners is part of IIC Partners, a top 10 global executive search organization. In this study, our partners explore the role of talent acquisition departments in enhancing, leveraging and structuring human capital strategy. IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide interviewed Michael Cox, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Comcast, to gather insight on the role of talent acquisition departments and how they collaborate with executive search firms. The IIC Partners human […]

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

As we enter the new year in the home stretch of the presidential transition, analysts have offered both optimistic and pessimistic forecasts about the new administration’s impact on the U.S. economy. The daily headlines about Trump’s cabinet choices and potential policy decisions have made it difficult for corporate boards and senior leadership teams to plan their strategies for the coming year. Considering this uncertainty, it makes sense for senior executives […]

Becoming an Approachable Leader

Becoming an Approachable Leader

Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region in Miami, believes that being approachable is one of the keys to successful leadership. “People have to be able to come to you,” said Seguin in a recent interview for Florida International University’s Center for Leadership. “Quite frankly, the further up the ladder you go, the more important this trait becomes.” If you’re a senior executive who wants to make a significant contribution […]

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Successful companies know their best customers—or think they do. Usually, they look at annual sales because that’s an easy number to measure. But those sales figures don’t show the entire picture. For example, your best customer for the past few years might cut back on purchasing this year, leaving you scrambling to fill the gap. Customer engagement is another important factor that is difficult to quantify or predict. A customer […]

Women in Search: The New Corporate Gatekeepers

Women in Search: The New Corporate Gatekeepers

Adding Value at the Top: New Gatekeepers to the CEO Suite. Featuring Renee Arrington, Judy Stubbs and Lisa Thompson of Pearson Partners International. A distinguished group of women in executive search now control access to some of the most important corporate positions around the world. It is likely that you will be hearing about all of these women in the coming years. Here’s a sampling of chief executive placements brought […]

CEO Compensation: How Much is Too Much?

CEO Compensation: How Much is Too Much?

  Sensational news stories often paint a sordid picture of CEO compensation, feeding the idea that pay is spiraling out of control, CEOs can set their own salaries and leaders often walk away from failing companies with huge severance packages. But the truth about CEO compensation is far more complex—and in most companies, the picture is more positive. Pearson Partners’ Q2 2014 Spotlight Series breakfast explored common misconceptions about CEO […]

The Oil & Gas CEO

The Oil & Gas CEO

  New study reveals the paths to leadership CHRIS H. REINSVOLD, Pearson Partners International, Houston, Texas EDITOR’S NOTE: To gain a better understanding of leadership trends in the global energy sector, Chris Reinsvold, energy practice leader at Pearson Partners International, analyzed the education, experience, and backgrounds of 277 chief executive officers (CEOs) from the largest publicly traded US and international oil and gas companies. Here are the results of his […]

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

In our recently conducted survey of more than 200 senior executives from across the oil and gas energy spectrum, we discovered the trends, issues and challenges they expect to see in 2015 and beyond. These industry leaders weighed in on such issues as headcount expectations, capital spending, merger and acquisition expectations, and more. >>Learn more and see data charts in the PDF of the full study. A Challenging Year Ahead The […]

Finding Technology Talent for the C-Suite

Finding Technology Talent for the C-Suite

It’s not easy today to find talented technology professionals at any level of the organization. That’s why many companies outsource technology projects such as basic coding and development of web, mobile, database and CRM platforms. However, most major companies and nonprofits need in-house supervisors and managers who understand the information tec hnology (IT) field, managing outside suppliers, and keeping projects moving forward on schedule. That’s why savvy HR professionals attend […]