Talent Management

What do most Fortune 500 executives have in common? They learned important lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports teams. In partnership with Chief Executive, former Sports Illustrated editor Don Yaeger hosts our weekly Corporate Competitor podcast, diving into the convergence of sports, business and leadership. A recent episode
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As the boundaries between work and home continue to blur, how companies respond to social and political issues is more important than ever. Employees are taking note of their employer’s stance on key issues and subsequent actions, and creating an environment of trust, support and psychological safety can help leaders promote healthy engagement among employees.
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Employers seeking to increase the Covid vaccination rate of their employees may have seen press coverage and commentary on health insurance premium surcharges for those who are not vaccinated. While at a high level this approach may seem appealing, vaccine surcharges will create substantial administrative complexity for group health plan sponsors and will not likely
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Sandy Climan is a strange mix of talents. On one hand, he’s one of Hollywood’s most respected executives, president of Entertainment Media Ventures and a key architect behind the rise of Creative Artists Agency. Sandy Climan But Climan also has an advanced degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (where he now
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The rapid spread of Covid’s Delta variant has derailed family vacations, delayed office reopenings and heightened fears that our suspended reality will go on for years to come. But even with the continued disruption and changing government guidelines, business leaders are resolved to press ahead, even as they find themselves at a challenging intersection. In
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Executive teams face unique challenges. The organization’s business strategy and architecture (structure, processes, and culture) are both shaped by them and shape them. Team members have large individual jobs, with accountability for significant amounts of financial and organizational impact; they also tend to have big ambitions and are often in implicit (or explicit) competition for
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I applaud the efforts of organizational leaders who take well-considered steps to promote the core values of respect and inclusiveness. But can we agree that sometimes just a few not-so-well-considered words will undermine even the most carefully designed, well-intentioned actions? It’s time that we re-think some overly common terminology if we truly seek to foster
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Climate crises and environmental disasters. Covid-19 and its variants. Social upheaval. Racial justice reckoning. Geopolitical conflict. Washington dysfunction. These and other disruptive forces are driving business leaders to rethink virtually every aspect of how their organizations operate. Disruption isn’t expected to ease up anytime soon–and it’s keeping business leaders awake at night. In the AlixPartners
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