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Recognizing that product or service differentiation may no longer be the means to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing market, companies are beginning to make critical investments in finding and developing top-performing leadership talent. As HR departments, C-suites, and boards collaborate in these efforts, there are three key dimensions – "3D" – that come into play. read more...

By Stefan Werdegar
on Jul 25, 2018
  • Recruiting

Do CEOs have a shelf life? Some companies appear to believe so; a majority of firms in the S&P 1500, and more than a third of S&P 500 firms, have policies in place that mandate the retirement of their CEOs at age 65. read more...

By Holly Valovick
on Jul 2, 2018
  • Blog

A key trait shared by successful leaders is the ability to engage in self-reflection, becoming self-aware is not quick or easy, but is likely to provide a good return on investment. read more...

By QLK Team
on Jun 13, 2018
  • Leadership Development

Bringing recruiting in-house may appear to be an attractive option to a company trying to economize, there are a number of benefits to utilizing an executive search firm to identify and hire for vacancies. In the long run, these benefits may, in fact, provide more value to an organization seeking to hire a successful candidate with staying power. read more...

By QLK Team
on Apr 17, 2018
  • Recruiting | Blog

Statements of mission and vision are essential parts of a successful strategic plan. In order to ensure a successful future, an organization must be able to define both its reason for existing (mission) and where it is heading (vision), so that its people, processes, and products or services are aligned.  read more...

By QLK Team
on Feb 22, 2018
  • Blog
By Patti Hall
on Jan 9, 2018
  • Life Sciences

What drives people to make a mid-life career change & tips if you're planning to embark on one.
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By Holly Valovick
on Dec 9, 2017
  • Leadership Development

Leaders with high emotional intelligence create climates in which information-sharing, trust, healthy risk-taking, and learning flourish. The leader who can think about emotions accurately and clearly may often be better able to anticipate, cope with, and effectively manage change. read more...

By Holly Valovick
on Nov 4, 2017
  • Leadership Development

Patrick Conway, MD, recently became the CEO-elect of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina ---a plan with 4 million members. Prior to this, he was the most senior non-political executive at CMS who had a say in every healthcare policy change during the Obama administration. read more...

By QLK Team
on Oct 9, 2017
  • Spotlight

Acclaimed NFL “Man of the Decade” Vince Lombardi, who, as a coach, never had a losing season, famously stated: “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” But does research bear out his claim? read more...

By Holly Valovick
on Jul 6, 2017
  • Leadership Development
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