Talent Strategy Videos

A Master’s Class: C.H. Robinson and IEWC Leverage Assessment to Support Business Transformation

One easy way to maximize assessment impact is to focus on pivotal positions that drive business strategy. In this video, MDA’s Michael Hepperlen invites Brian Hinton of IEWC and Carita Hibben of C.H. Robinson to describe how they leverage assessment to support important business transformations taking place in their organizations.

Leading organizations leverage assessment to create a world-class leadership culture. Hear how IEWC uses assessment to learn which leaders are ready—and who’s not—for different and larger roles. Then C.H. Robinson describes how they created a global leadership strategy designed to identify, develop and retain high-potential employees; create a strong leadership bench; and develop the next generation of diverse leaders who empower teams to deliver exceptional results.

Leading organizations review talent insights as part of their succession planning initiatives. Learn how Carita Hibben of C.H. Robinson and Brian Hinton of IEWC are embedding assessment into their holistic talent strategy to determine which leaders are ready to assume greater responsibility and prepare them to lead through future disruptions. As Hinton explains to MDA’s Michael Hepperlen, “I know challenges will definitely be coming. We have to make sure we are growing and developing leaders to be ready to face those challenges.”

A Top-Tier Talent Strategy at World-Class Mayo Clinic

Learn more about the Mayo Clinic’s mission and vision, and how it aligns its business strategy with its talent strategy.

Leading Organizational Transformation: Three CEOs Share Personal Leadership Lessons

A highlight video from MDA Leadership’s Breakfast Briefing on Leading Organizational Transformation. Listen as CEOs Tim Collins of EBSCO Information Services, Maria Flynn of JFF (Jobs for the Future), and Travis York of GYK Antler share personal leadership lessons on leading organizational transformation.

Leading Organizational Transformation: CEO Tim Collins of EBSCO Information Services Shares Insights

CEO Tim Collins of EBSCO Information Services shares how he worked with MDA Leadership to transform his company and change the culture in order to fuel future growth. Learn from his success.

C-suite Selection and Succession: Delivering Leadership Excellence for the Future

MDA Leadership helps CEOs articulate executive leadership needs, identify top talent, and accelerate C-suite transitions.

Senior Executive Blueprinting ™
Succession planning begins at the top. CEOs, in partnership with human resources and their boards, must think carefully about the talent they need for the future in key leadership roles. Similar to CEO Blueprinting™, MDA Leadership helps our clients articulate the executive leadership they will need to successfully navigate emerging business challenges and drive evolving strategies.
C-suite Selection and Succession
Not all C-suite hires and promotions achieve success. We help CEOs select the right executives by bringing an informed, experienced, and objective voice to the table. Based on a CEO’s criteria and an organization’s norms, we assess and analyze executive candidates to provide definitive and well-grounded promotion and hiring recommendations.
C-Suite Transitions
About 60% of executives say they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced in their new senior leadership roles.3 MDA Leadership accelerates effective transition into the C-suite. Through a unique discovery process, we help executives gain deep insight into what it will take to be successful given stakeholder expectations, team dynamics, and the nuances of C-suite leadership. Our seasoned coaches guide leaders in designing and executing highly relevant and engaging onboarding plans.

Board Services: Enhancing Board Effectiveness

MDA Leadership helps boards strengthen their governance roles and internal dynamics.

Board Evaluations
Most boards are required to evaluate their own performance on an annual basis—an exercise that can range from “checking the box” to an experience that truly engages board members in the right conversations. Our services include full board evaluations, individual director reviews, peer feedback, chair role transitions, and action planning.
Board and CEO Consultation
Creating strong board and CEO collaboration requires mutual trust and respect. Forging and maintaining productive relationships cannot be left to chance. MDA Leadership provides trusted advisor consultation for CEOs and their boards to foster alignment in critical areas such as decision-making, role clarity, governance, and communication.
CEO Coaching and Trusted Advisor Consultation
Two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach.4 Since a one-size-fits-all playbook for CEOs doesn’t exist, MDA Leadership provides CEO coaching. Whether business performance is hitting the mark or not, even seasoned CEOs benefit from the safe place and counsel we provide to help them evolve their leadership.

Let’s begin a conversation.

At MDA Leadership, we know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for every organization. We take the time to get to know your business and your leadership needs and recommend a range of options that are the best fit for your growth goals. Let's see how MDA Leadership can optimize your Talent Strategy for the Long Run®.