“New Normal” Leadership Characteristics

We have identified traits that are required for leaders to handle what’s next and to be successful be successful in the “New Normal.” We derived this from observing organizations that experienced an existential threat, and then navigated through it successfully (conversely, we also scrutinized those that did not survive). We can quickly assess, identify, and […]

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Maintaining A Talent Pipeline During Covid-19

by Gretchen R. Crist In the spirit of sharing as we all navigate new ways of working, I am beginning to sense a shift in the daily conversations across businesses.  While ensuring employees and their families are safe is, of course, still the priority discussion, leaders are beginning to come to terms with the “new […]

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Expectations of Leaders During Disruption

Why management assessment (and recruiting) should be a priority by Rebecca Holland New Every leader that I have spoken with during the “COVID-19” crisis has identified with the following opportunities: Crisis preparedness plans Supply chain communications, alignment, visibility, and risk management IT infrastructure (employee access & know-how) Culture and business execution focus aka “Leadership” Alignment […]

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How I Survive Remote Work

and how my family survives tight quarters together by Rebecca Holland New I laughed this morning when I saw an image from The Shining captioned, “A couple of weeks of isolation with the family.  What can go wrong?”  We are hitting the early days of COVID-19 with schools closed, hoarding and toilet paper panic, and […]

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RSR Partners Launches Board and CEO Services Practice

Partnering with Boards and CEOs to Meet the Demands of the Future Boards and CEOs today face complex challenges at an accelerating pace driven by the rapid evolution of digitization and globalization. There is also increasing pressure coming from regulators and shareholder activists. To meet the demands of the future and achieve success, it is […]

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Brad McLane Weighs In On the Impact of CSR Programs

In a recent article appearing in Newsweek magazine, author Sam Hill observes that while it’s still unclear whether Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs “will one day make the world a better place,” they are benefiting companies that have implemented them. Taking a controversial stance on a social issue doesn’t come without risk though. For example, […]

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Jim Whittle Moderates Diversity and Inclusion Panel Event in Tokyo

The Head of RSR Partner’s Tokyo office, Jim Whittle, recently moderated a panel consisting of some of Japan’s most distinguished company leaders to discuss and seek answers to how Japanese companies and organizations can best utilize the skills and expertise of a diverse workforce. Panelists included a member of RSR Partner’s Advisory Board, Akira Matsumoto, […]

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Jane Bierwirth Comments on Private Foundation CIO Compensation

Jane Bierwirth, Co-Head of RSR Partners’ Asset Management practice based in New York, provided insight into the compensation of private foundation CIOs and how salaries compare to what’s offered elsewhere in the asset management industry in a recent FundFire article. Jane noted that private foundations are competing with endowments and asset managers for the same […]

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Jane Bierwirth Discusses How the Sophistication of Foundation CIOs Impacts Asset Management Talent

In a recent article published by FundFire, Jane Bierwirth, Co-Head of RSR Partners’ Asset Management team based in New York, discusses how asset managers are emboldening their client facing teams to match the increasing sophistication private foundations now expect from their own investment chiefs. “The stakes are higher than they used to be,” says Jane. […]

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How Agile Leadership Can Improve Board Governance

The immense pressure on company boards to be more active and involved in developing and executing strategy will only intensify with today’s dynamic, innovative economy. Board positions are no longer seen as a ceremonial role or a perk for executives, and the days of the disinterested, ineffectual board member are over. Modern board governance is […]

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