Choose conversation over termination and resignation One of our most powerful management tools at Westgate is the DISC Leadership Assessment. Avoid costly terminations and enhance performance by learning how to approach the board with confidence or how to approach your operating partner with a key issue. Optimizing business performance begins ...

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Keep your people and then profit!

As a current or former CEO, you may be ideally positioned for an independent board role for a private equity-backed company. Companies benefit from having their CEOs and other c-levels on external boards for a number of reasons: Market visibility for the newly appointed CEO that will open opportunities and ...

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Preparing for private equity boards (with checklist)

Raising visibility inside and outside your organization is both a short and long game. Planning for the future you want now is a smart strategy. Here are a handful of tactics you can use to raise your personal brand. We recently examined more than 280 client files (during COVID-19) and ...

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Market yourself with confidence

Prevent unwanted surprises by gauging trust early in the relationship. Don’t let your guard down or dismiss your spidey senses when something doesn’t feel right during a transaction. Feeling uneasy during a negotiation, when hiring a new team member, or vetting a new job offer can produce anxiety (many people ...

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Decision support for CEOs – a case study (& checklist)

Top 13 reasons to use our C-Suite Optimization Program Delight your board and investors with CEO performance optimization. The statistic that 30% to 50% of new CEOs fail within 18 months of starting the new role is generally not because of CEO incompetence, but the lack of structured onboarding and ...

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Get a premium on your CEO’s 1st year compensation

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 CEOs Selecting a CEO for your new portfolio company is often a challenge because there is so much at ...

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The role of the private equity operating partner and the portfolio company CEO