Talent Strategy Videos

Driving Growth Through Business Transformation

After going public, CCC Intelligent Solutions set aggressive growth goals, yet realized it needed a new operating model—complete with new leadership success profiles—to achieve its business strategy. Learn how they led change efforts to develop new ways of working together for future success.

Creating a New Leadership Culture Through Business Transformation

After going public, acquiring new companies, and shifting to a virtual workplace, Paycor wanted to align the entire organization around a new way of operating. Specifically, they hoped to create a new leadership culture that fostered a sense of being valued and connected, while scaling from a regional to a national to an international company. Learn how they made the shift through an intentional talent strategy aligned with their business strategy.

[Business Transformation] Aligning Business and Talent Strategy

While Paycor spent significant time focusing on its business strategy, it realized it needed to align its talent strategy as well to be successful. Learn how this high-performance organization mapped leadership expectations to its core values and business strategy to establish a strong foundation for double-digit growth.

Top Ways to Grow Your Talent Pipeline

Tune in to hear MDA and CCC Intelligent Solutions discuss the best ways to grow your talent pipeline across all levels. You’ll walk away with key strategies and mindsets for success.

Top Ways to Launch a Leadership Success Model to Drive Transformation

Learn how Paycor and CCC Intelligent Solutions launched new leadership success models across levels. You’ll hear highlights of their approaches, how to involve the team to build engagement, and why it’s so important to get it right. In closing, they will share the value and impact of this work—how they embedded the new expectations into talent practices to create a high-performance leadership culture and organization.

[Keys to Success] Leading Business Transformation

If you need to drive a successful strategic imperative, change initiative or business transformation, what is most important? Just ask this leading CEO and CHRO who have achieved a winning track record across multiple organizations.

Best Practices for Creating a Holistic Talent Strategy for High-Potential Development

To create a holistic, high-potential development strategy, MDA Chair & Founder Sandra Davis and Pentair EVP & CHRO Tanya Hooper share the importance of leveraging leadership competency models, identifying potential early, focusing on key transitions, integrating programs and processes, and taking a long view of talent.

Best Practices for Developing a Strong Leadership Bench 

MDA Chair & Founder Sandra Davis and Pentair EVP & CHRO Tanya Hooper discuss how to develop a strong leadership bench with key insights on conducting talent and capability reviews in context of business strategy, the best way to infuse outside talent to maximize impact, early identification of talent, and the essential elements of a high-potential program.

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 C.H. Robinson describe 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.

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