4 Things for HR to Remember When Handling the CEO Handoff

When there is a change in the CEO role it is a delicate process for HR professionals. Do you keep the promotion under wraps until the last minute? Announce it months in advance? Who needs to be in the know...

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CEO TalkBack: HR Key Strategic Partner

Over the last few decades, HR has been working hard to get a seat the strategic table. What that means to the organization is more important than ever for those seeking a more strategic partner in the profession. As...

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CEO TalkBack: AI From The Top

In the last quarter I had the privilege of facilitating a discussion with a group of 10 CEOs around artificial intelligence. Do they think it matters for their business? Are they already investing in it? Importantly, do they consider...

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HR LeadersTalk: Leading the Mental Health Conversation at Work

There may be no tougher—or more worthwhile—discussion for a leader to initiate in the workplace. Destination Mental Health As CEO of Destination BC, a crown corporation that promotes British Columbia as a tourist destination, Marsha Walden knows how hard it is...

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CEO TalkBack: Culture and CEO Succession: Opening the Can of Worms

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Earlier this year, I co-authored with Brian Conlin a book called Your CEO Succession Playbook: How to Pass the Torch So Everyone Wins, for which we interviewed 32 CEOS who went through a successful CEO transition,...

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CEO TalkBack: Finding The Courage to Act

By Natalie Michael, CPHR By definition business contains risk. It’s in everything—the market conditions, the product and service launches, the environmental landscape, human resources and finance. There is no escaping risk if you want to play the game in business....

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Natalie Michael and Brian Conlin: Your CEO Succession Playbook

Did you know that two thirds of CEO succession attempts are ultimately unsuccessful? Most companies either have no plan to deal with transition, or aren’t happy with the one they have. What makes for such drastic failures? A lack of...

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CEO TalkBack: Leadership Learning to ‘Like’ Social Media

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Last month I was at an executive coaching conference and in between sessions the majority of people quickly grabbed their phones and started tapping away. I am not sure what exactly they were doing. Email? Instagram?...

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