CEO & Board Services
Who will lead our organizations in the future?
Experienced leaders of the baby boomer generation continue to retire at a pace of 10,000 per day.1 This means leadership continuity will remain a top priority in boardrooms and executive suites.
Unfortunately, most organizations are not ready. Two-thirds of U.S. public and private companies report that they have no formal CEO succession plan in place, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Corporate Directors. And only one-third of the executives who have such a program in place are satisfied with the outcome.2
As the ultimate stewards of their organizations, best-in-class boards and CEOs know they must perpetuate a culture of leadership excellence and prepare their successors to assume broader leadership accountability.
CEO Services: Forging Leadership Continuity
MDA Leadership helps organizations accelerate succession success and minimize the disruption and risk associated with CEO transition.
The CEO Blueprinting™ process guides organizations through the critical task of articulating the leadership they need from the next CEO within the context of their strategies and plans for growth. The insights contained in the Blueprint™ go beyond core capabilities for performance, addressing leadership style, motivation, and culture fit. Boards find great value in having early alignment around CEO role expectations for the future (the what) before any candidates are discussed (the who).
CEO Succession and Selection
1 The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2014/07/24/do-10000-baby-boomers-retire-every-day/?utm_term=.246ec8724e85)
2 McKinsey & Company, The Board Perspective: A collection of McKinsey insights focusing on boards of directors, August 2016
3Ron Carucci, Harvard Business Review, “Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused,” November 2017, (https://hbr.org/2017/11/executives-fail-to-execute-strategy-because-theyre-too-internally-focused)
4Gretchen Gavett, Harvard Business Review, “What CEOs Really Want From Coaching,” August 2013, (https://hbr.org/2013/08/research-ceos-andthe-coaching)
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™
C-suite Selection and Succession
Board Services: Enhancing Board Effectiveness
MDA Leadership helps boards strengthen their governance roles and internal dynamics.
Board and CEO Consultation
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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