A March Madness Story for the Ages: Five Lessons for Business Leaders

A March Madness Story for the Ages: Five Lessons for Business Leaders

In last year’s “March Madness” NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the University of Virginia team made history, becoming the first No. 1 seed in the tournament to lose to a No. 16 seed, in a resounding defeat at the hand of the University of Maryland–Baltimore County (UMBC). But one year after that crushing defeat, the Virginia Cavaliers bounced back to win the national championship on April 8 with an 85–77 overtime […]

Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

What does it take to be a successful chief human resources officer today and how is that role changing? In today’s near-full-employment economy, where top talent is even more scarce, that question is on our minds. In collaboration with IIC Partners, our global executive search partnership, the Pearson Partners International team endeavored to answer it. Our latest white paper, Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO (chief human resources officer), […]

Start the New Year with a Strong Value Statement

Start the New Year with a Strong Value Statement

A clear statement of vision, mission and values can provide your organization with a solid foundation for success in 2019. But it doesn’t do much good to simply post those words on the company’s website and go on about your daily business. Instead, you should make it a priority to convey the “big picture” to your employees, partners, vendors and customers. It’s an important step toward building engagement, attracting new […]

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Macro trends, largely driven by innovation in technology, are rapidly changing the landscape of our professional and personal lives. The way people interact with each other and the world is vastly different today than it was 10 years ago, and will likely be completely different a decade from now. Understanding technology and trends that are now in the pipeline equips businesses to ride the waves of change that will benefit […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2016

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2016

                        Q4 2016 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO As we head into the holiday season, we look ahead to a new year full of possibility. With the election behind us, some of the biggest questions on our minds have been put to rest. Still, many business leaders continue to follow the U.S. and global news with […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q3 2016

Searchlight Newsletter – Q3 2016

                        Q3 2016 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO Uncertainty is nothing new to business leaders, who often thrive in spite of it. But this year, more wild cards than usual seem to be in play. All of America is captivated by a very unusual presidential race, but for the leaders of the country’s economic engines, the […]

Leading in the Face of Uncertainty

Leading in the Face of Uncertainty

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services At our recent Spotlight SeriesSM event, our room full of business leaders discussed the global state of uncertainty. While factors like the U.S. presidential election, the threat of terrorism and the impact of Brexit pose important risks for U.S. businesses, they are far from the only uncertainties in the business world. There are forces at work in every sector—from energy to […]

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

  By Keith Pearson, President & Chief Executive Officer Setting clear short-term objectives is essential to the onboarding process for senior executives. A new executive needs a sense of direction while learning about the organization’s people, culture and business processes. Having objectives can also reduce the stress on a new executive, who can move forward in a new role knowing the company’s expectations. From the organizational perspective, having measurable objectives […]

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 […]

7 Steps to Move Up to the C-Suite in 2016

7 Steps to Move Up to the C-Suite in 2016

Pearson Partners’ Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC, was a featured author on a recent AESC BlueSteps Executive Career Insider blog about how to move up to the C-suite in 2016. Below is an excerpt of Lisa’s article, with a link to the full article on BlueSteps. If you are a department head, vice president or director, now is a great time to start planning a move up to the C-suite in […]