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  • Rebecca Ray at a podium discusses business trends for 2020

    Views From the C-Suite: Challenges & Trends for 2020 & Beyond | Part 2

    Jan 23 2020

    Executive Coaching Connections

    Part 2: The Future-Ready Organization

    In this second part of a multi-part blog series, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., of The Conference Board discusses what C-Suite executives perceive as the hallmarks of a successful, future-ready organization and what its specific characteristics will be.  To this data she adds her own wit and insightful commentary drawn from her extensive experience.


  • Executive Development and C-Suite Challenges

    Views from the C-Suite: Challenges & Trends for 2020 | Part 1

    Dec 19 2019

    Executive Coaching Connections

    Part 1: Hot Button Issues According to the C-Suite

    In this part of a multi-part blog series, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., of The Conference Board discusses what the top areas of concern are for C-Suite executives going into 2020 and beyond.

    The presentation as a whole covers the following questions:

    What are the hot button issues according to the C-Suite? That is, what are the external and internal points of concern for 2020?

  • Ann Vezina, In My Experience: Talent Retention Best Practices

    In My Experience … Engaging, Developing, and Inspiring Your Workforce is Key to Talent Retention

    Nov 14 2019

    Ann Vezina, ECC Executive Partner

    With record low unemployment, aging baby boomers entering retirement years, and the fast-paced deployment of new technologies leaving many with obsolete skills, the war for talent continues to intensify amidst one of the hottest job markets in decades. In fact, The Conference Board reports that 62% of CEOs – 3 out of every 5 – cite attraction and retention of top talent among their top 3 internal concerns. There are many actions leaders and businesses can take to have a greater impact on attracting, retaining and developing their talent pool. In my experience, it boils down to three key principles.
  • CEO Succession Ladder

    CEO Succession - Planning for Success

    Oct 1 2019

    Rich Floersch, ECC Executive Partner

    Proper succession planning at the C-Suite level is critical to keep companies on track and moving forward when executive leaders depart, whether planned or unplanned. Recent statistics are startling regarding the increasing number of CEO departures and how few companies have actually planned for their C-Suite successors. Having successfully navigated four separate CEOs successions as CHRO of McDonald's Corporation, I offer important factors to consider when embarking on CEO and C-Suite succession planning, including benefits to the organization and suggestions on how to ensure success.
  • Bright Light Bulb

    In My Experience … Visionary Innovation Requires Intention

    Sep 12 2019

    Kathryn Hayley, ECC Executive Partner

    In today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment, the challenge is no longer to simply sell a product or service, but to deliver a memorable and desired experience – for customers, partners, and clients. In creating or improving the customer experience, the goal is to create an intimacy with customers by delivering a remarkable, differentiated, total experience that will endear customers to the product, brand, company. Such a transformation requires visionary innovation - solutions to needs or problems that may currently not exist. And such visionary innovation requires intention.