It’s known as Miles Law, and it’s attributed to Rufus Edward Miles, a Federal administrator who served as an assistant secretary under three U.S. presidents. It states: “where you stand depends on where you sit.” The phrase acknowledges that where we stand in the perspectives that affect our opinions or decisions, comes from where we […]
Why should you coach a Leader? By the time an executive gets into the top chair he or she has been through a lot and learned a lot. Or, if they have been recruited into the job, their credentials have been microscopically reviewed and evaluated. So, why would you need to coach a leader? Leadership […]
Now we look at the challenge of finding a ‘pink giraffe’ to lead your portfolio invested company, why this is a difficult search, and surface compromise as an essential dynamic
Managing people is complex and hiring Private Equity leaders entails heavy lifting from a soft skill standpoint.
5 Learnings from 2 Global Leaders on Re-Inventing Your Firm for an Evolving Normal “2020 has been a fascinating year with what COVID is bringing to the table. We are focusing our efforts in three big buckets. The first and most important one is to keep our associates safe. The second one is to keep […]
Managing change is one of the new skillsets for the future, say executive leaders on two continents. Daniel Gamba of New York, Co-Head of Fundamental Equities at BlackRock, and Blas Maquivar, President of Global Emerging Markets with Mars Wrigley in London, addressed how global leadership is adjusting to a new “normal” that is still evolving. […]
First in a series from Cornerstone Singapore Part One – Core Hard Credential Constituents The bar is set high. Dynamics at Private Equity firms is fast, aggressive and all conquering. As the investor leader you’re thrust into that all too familiar position of tackling senior leadership management issues at a newly acquired portfolio firm. This […]
COVID-19 took the world by surprise locking down countries and suspending the economy. Now we are moving forward, through uncharted waters, creating a new normal. Here is a leadership framework that can provide navigation. Protection Provide structured procedures and measures to ensure your employees, customers, subcontractors and their families feel protected returning to work. Recovery […]
Leadership development teaches that the #1 job of a CEO is vision and values – purpose. Leadership strategies are the inspiring part of inspiring and enabling. But you don’t have to get there in one fell swoop. Choosing the grandest, boldest, riskiest big steps is more dramatic, but less certain than enabling your team to take […]
It is no coincidence that CSR has become a major factor in recruitment as we transit younger, more educated and more self-aware generations of workers.
Recruiting someone involves convincing them the role you have is better for their career than the one they are currently in, or are perhaps considering.
Most of us can identify past moments when we said or did something that was misperceived or misunderstood. Sometimes we are fully aware of the relational tension created by those moments. It’s also possible that we missed the signals of the intensity we initiated by the attitudes, words, or actions. Regardless, the end of the […]
Karen Greenbaum the President and CEO of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) interviewed Simon Wan, Chair and Chief Executive of Cornerstone International Group on “The Power of Authentic Leadership”. Listen to the interview here: Below is the transcript: KAREN: Welcome to the Leaders on Leaders podcast from the Global Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. […]
What to look for and what to run from Most of us have experienced good, bad and ugly leaders. As an Executive Coach, I’ve seen my share of all three – always wishing the last two categories had never happened. But they did, and most times I have been able to help them. Unlike a […]
Since school days we’ve been exposed to natural leaders – people who tend to take charge among their peers and are the popular choice to captain teams and lead groups. A good example is David Beckham who retired from professional soccer this year after leading his team, Paris St. Germain, to victory and the top […]
Great leadership is not “painting by numbers” Everyone has a different idea of what makes a great leader, but in my experience most views are somewhat one-dimensional. There are two common and apparently irreconcilable camps – the “strong leader” or the “selfless, empowering leader”. Actually, great leaders are all of the above and more, because […]