According to the World Economic Forum’s The Global Risks Report 2021, “The immediate human and economic costs of COVID-19 are severe. They threaten to scale back years of progress on reducing global poverty and inequality and further damage social cohesion and global cooperation, which were already weakening before the virus ...

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This article discusses the benefits of the 90-day business plan for CEO candidates who are preparing for a CEO job interview for a private equity company hiring a CEO for one of their portfolio companies. According to an article published in June of 2016 by the Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-private-equity-firms-hire-ceos), ...

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Whether you’re pitching to the board of a private equity group or the board of a publicly traded company, your performance during the presentation will predict whether you are awarded the offer. As in business negotiations, the most powerful strategy for winning the deal is thorough preparation and a clear ...

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Is your company measuring the cultural alignment of the candidate based on the manager or based on the values of the company? People think employer brand comes down to a solid tagline. But how is that brand actually lived and executed? A company doesn’t hire you, it’s people that hire ...

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Burnout: When is it time for a change? The emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion that burnout brings heightens the thought of ‘is it time for me to go’? Burnout is common and it can feel unavoidable. Consider this last year and a half alone—Covid has disrupted the life of so ...

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Preparing for a CEO portfolio interview with a private equity firmDarwin, a CEO, is currently working with a medium-size private company and is preparing for a CEO opportunity with a small technology-focused private equity firm focusing exclusively on a specific geography in the southeast United States. See how we’re preparing ...

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Conduct your own due diligence when you’re targeting companies as part of your job or board search strategy. Job offer due diligence & salary negotiations Base pay is the single biggest concern when negotiating a job offer; however, there are dozens more important components of a good job offer. Base ...

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What is a good CEO exit strategy? Enjoy a graceful departure from your employer, business or board with your reputation intactAs CEO, protecting your reputation upon your exit from your company, board, or philanthropic organization is your first priority as you plan your departure. Your personal brand will follow you, ...

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The 90-day job search campaignPart of our Career Navigator Program, the digital media profile (see blue circle below in the model) is designed to engage decision-makers and influencers on your targeted company list (whether you’re looking for an employer or an investor).Engagement must happen virtually, meaning you won’t meet your ...

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Business cases that close deals, get promotions, and lift companies out of debt When you’re pitching to the board or an investor, there is nothing more powerful than a case study to tell a story about what’s possible for the business. Your resume and other marketing collateral will be socialized ...

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