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THE RIGHT LEADER: Selecting Executives Who Fit
By: Nat Stoddard

To reduce the costs of leadership failure, Nat Stoddard has developed a revolutionary process for selecting executives. The book details this approach and how it eliminates leadership failures that plague so many companies.

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Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for YOU?
By: Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith, Catherine Allen

Co-authored by Rita Foley, Crenshaw’s late expert in directorships and governance, Revolutionary Retirement is a book for Baby Boomers by Baby Boomers about rebooting and reinventing into a great new phase of life.

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Worse than Enemies:The CEO’s Destructive Confidant
By: Kerry J. Sulkowicz

Published in Harvard Business Review, Kerry Sulkowicz, Crenshaw's Senior Fellow, identifies three distinctive types of harmful confidants and discusses ways in which CEOs can avoid these destructive relationships.

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Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break
By: Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith

Reboot Your Life draws upon the experiences of the four authors and their interview subjects: 200 people who have taken sabbaticals and 150 organizations offering sabbatical programs.

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Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements: Cutting a Path Through the Regulatory Thicket
By: Wendi S. Lazar and Katherine Blostein

Crenshaw's Legal Experts outline the changing landscape of executive compensation since the financial crisis of 2008.

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Good Conflict Makes a Good Board
By: Solange Charas

Solange Charas, Crenshaw’s Executive Compensation Expert, writes about the dynamics of the boardroom and how certain conflict can actually better a board’s performance.

Chief Executive Magazine
Beyond ‘Fix or Fire’: 5 Steps to Manage the Maverick Executive
By: Steve Axelrod

How should a CEO deal with a high performing executive who is nonetheless something of a rogue within the organization? Steve Axelrod outlines a 5-step plan.

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Building Organizational Resilience
By: Steve Axelrod

Crenshaw Advisor Steve Axelrod writes about helping organizations respond more effectively during periods of crisis, while building resilience and increasing adaptability for the future by following basic guidelines.

Exploding Common Myths About Corporate Culture
By: Nat Stoddard

Although books and articles championing the vital role culture plays in business first appeared over 30 years ago, their impact on organizational behavior has not been as great as might have been expected.

Chief Executive Magazine
The Costs of CEO Failure
By: Nat Stoddard

During the late 1990s, turnover rates of CEOs of major North American corporations were in the 10-11% range. Beginning this millennium average turnover jumped to 14%—an increase of nearly 50%.

Directorship Magazine
Succession In Practice: A Higher Order of Thinking
By: Nat Stoddard

Successful succession planning starts with assessing the needs and culture of the organization.

Forbes Magazine
Pick A CEO Who Truly Fits The Company
By: Nat Stoddard

The high turnover of chief executive officers is a prime indicator of wrong leadership.
Playing By the Numbers—Reducing the Costs of Leadership Failure
By: Nat Stoddard

Although organizing and implementing the process for selecting a new leader can seem daunting to all those involved, for the HR professional, the work is just beginning.

Crenshaw Associates
Risk Reduction, Post-Deal Integration Success And Long-Term Value Recognition for Acquisitive Clients
By: Nat Stoddard

Successful mergers pave the way for future deals while those that fall short of their strategic or operational goals become impediments for future ones.

Chicago Tribune
Truthfully, Honest Resume Works Best
By: Carol Kleinman

It's always a sin to tell a lie. Especially on your resume. Just ask George O'Leary, former Notre Dame football coach, who had to resign his post because he had falsified his resume. Is there a lesson in this for all of us?

The Wall Street Journal
Making the Transition Back to Local Work After an Overseas Job
By: Joann S. Lublin

YOU CAN GO home again -- with difficulty.

The Star-Ledger
Get Your Ducks In A Row
By: Dory Devlin

One week later, chances are many of us could name at least one New Year's resolution already broken. I write this with confidence as I finish a late-night snack of the high-fat variety that I vowed to eschew in 2002.

Helping Senior Executives Transition ... The Gentle Way
By: Judy Olian

The recovering economy has added pressure on senior executives to demonstrate growth in the earnings and meet rising market expectations. Financial performance that comes in below Wall Street's crystal-ball numbers can wreak havoc...

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The Top Five Things New Executives Need to Get Right to Succeed
By: John Shinal

A long list of studies shown that about half of all new executives fail at their jos, and that almost a third leave them within 18 months. The numbers are surprising, given that top-level hires usually go through about 15 to 20 interviews...

Harvard Business Review
Evaluate How You Fit Your Company Culture
By: Marshall Goldsmith

While moving up the organization, I've noticed a high turnover in the senior ranks. It seems like a lot of talented people who were once successful fail to make the grade. How can I increase the liklihood that I will not end up like...

Global Finance
Easy Come, easy go: the turbulent life of the entrepreneur-founder
By: Paula L. Green

It happens all the time. An entrepreneur turns a brilliant idea into a fast-selling product, pull in money from venture capitalists, and is suddenly the CEO of a successful company. Several years later they're out the door...

By: John McClenahen

Surprising as it may seem, manufacturing's CEOs have something in common with the threatened Barton Springs salamander and the Virginia big-eared bat. Chief executives, too, are on an endangered species list.

Expect Heavy CEO Turnover Very Soon
By: Nat Stoddard

If history is any predictor of what's in Santa's goodie bag for the chief executive officers of U.S. publicly traded companies, it looks like a lot of them--perhaps 100 or more--will be receiving pink slips between now and...

Sales & Marketing Management
Leadership Library: Looking Up Due Diligence
By: Nat Stoddard and Claire Wyckoff

During the past several decades, few significant changes to the approach used in selecting new leaders to head up corporations and nonprofits have been made. The most significant innovation has been onboarding.

HR Thought Leader
Leader Onboarding: Creating A Due-Diligence Library
By: Nat Stoddard and Claire Wyckoff

Although organizing and implementing the process for selecting a new leader can seem daunting to all those involved, for the HR professional, the work is just the beginning.

Books Worth Your Time: Q&A with Author Nat Stoddard
By: CareerSmart Advisor

With the economy being at its most challenging level in recent memory, the last thing any company wants is to absorb staggering costs as its management makes frequent leadership changes.

American Management Association
Want Different Results? Do Something Different
By: Nat Stoddard and Claire Wyckoff

Data on CEO turnover indicates that during a downturn, boards tend to hold off terminating underperforming CEOs and other executives until recovery is in sight.

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