This article is written for aspiring CEOs, private equity funds who have recently hired a new CEO for a portfolio company, and CHROs who serve the private equity sector.First time CEOsSelecting a CEO for your new portfolio company is often a challenge because there is so much at stake, and ...

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How your board can help the new CEOJoining a new company or being promoted to the top role internally is often a lonely experience for the CEO. Smart boards of directors plan carefully to support their new CEO by offering independent onboarding coaching services. It's a smart move because it ...

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Trigger events that cause panic inside organizationsPerhaps there is a new board member who doesn’t align with the CEO.Maybe the CEO has left the company abruptly and your interim CEO is daunted by the challenges of taking over with no succession plan.Or the newly appointed CEO must contend with an ...

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Be a standout CEO with an easy-to-use data sheet A data sheet is a low-tech, high-impact process for tracking information on a team, with the board of directors, and for projects requiring the input of many participants. The data sheet is not intended to replace an enterprise resource system, such ...

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Command a premium above your competitors A well-known saying goes, "Old keys don't open new doors." For CEOs in private equity-backed portfolio companies (portcos), rebranding is the new key that helps unlock new doors for themselves and their company. John Myers of Kensington International noted in an article in HarveyCareers ...

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Reduce role ambiguity and watch profits soar with a simple but powerful management tool with little cost but your time (no subscriptions or software required).To attract the very best leaders, recruitment must begin with a crystal-clear objective accompanied by a detailed job description. Start with company values.What continues to perplex ...

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How CSOP helps the human dynamics of the post-merger integrationThree primary risks to the newly merged company, its investors, shareholders, suppliers, and customers include:Risk of harming the company’s reputationRisk of losing market shareRisk to the visibility of the companyAccording to many studies, between 70 and 90 percent of acquisitions fail. ...

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Imagine working with a sibling you don’t like, can’t get along with, or who’s a bully. It happens a lot. With the great resignation, individuals are recalibrating their lives and their work. At Westgate, we help those individuals leave the family business with grace and with their reputations intact. When ...

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Imagine working with a sibling you don’t like, can’t get along with, or who’s a bully. It happens a lot. With the great resignation, individuals are recalibrating their lives and their work. At Westgate, we help those individuals leave the family business with grace and with their reputations intact. When ...

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) quoted in their 2022 Governance Outlook report, “Once employers have a good grasp of the DEI challenges that they face and ways to leverage data to improve outcomes, boards will be in a stronger position to initiate long-lasting structural change. It is important ...

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