How you can add consistent value by using critical thinking
Speech is the primary mode of communication in the boardroom. It is extremely important for board members to be able to articulate their thoughts and opinions in a thoughtful and articulate manner. So, would it surprise you if I said that a big component of boardroom communication is knowing when to be silent?
August 6, 2019 . . . Mary Leonardi, a highly regarded executive search consultant and human resources professional, joins DDJ Myers, Ltd, effective July 29, 2019, as Vice President of Executive Search Services.
DDJ Myers Senior Vice President Peter Myers sat down with us in the Studio Lounge to discuss his very timely conference presentation: “Blind Spots in Succession Planning.” Check it out and let us know your thoughts.
Readying yourself to be a CEO requires a blend of understanding strategy, organization design, and of course, culture and talent. Exemplary CEOs leverage their strengths and have a granular understanding of the impacts and the unintended consequences of their weaknesses.
The first-ever credit union industry-wide leadership study, which focuses on the most-relevant and most-timely leadership topics, is finally here. The NAFCU Leadership Study engages credit union leaders in robust discussions about issues and realities they face.
Is the industry ready for the inevitable CEO and board succession? Exactly how much transition will take place in the CEO ranks? And how ready are credit union boards to manage a succession planning conversation? During this podcast, DDJ Myers will discuss the highlights of the 2018 NAFCU, DDJ Myers, and BFB Gallagher Leadership Study and their relevance to credit unions. Hear how CEOs, executives, board chairs, and directors are reacting to the results and taking immediate action.
Make the right impression by doing your research and embodying your vision.
Here’s the good news: The message embodied in you will be expressed whatever the modality or context—written format, verbal conversation, presentation or interview. You can speak coherently to what you deeply understand and have experienced. For instance, if you were asked questions about your expertise and career history, you’d likely be able to answer to a satisfying degree what jobs you’ve had, what actions you took, and what impacts you had on members, colleagues and staff.
If you are the interviewee, how can you hit the ball out of the park in your interview for the top job? In this episode, you’ll get guidance from Deedee Myers, Ph.D., and Peter Myers. They are CEO and SVP, respectively, of DDJ Myers, Phoenix, CUESolutions provider for succession planning, executive recruitment, leadership coaching. Both Deedee and Peter have supported many CEO searches. Deedee emphasizes early in the show that the point of a first-round interview is to get the second-round interview. “It’s not to get the job, it’s to get through the gate,” she says.
CFOs add significant value to strategic thinking and problem-solving in the organization.
Today’s chief financial officer (CFO) is vastly different from her counterpart 25 years ago.
Whereas the latter CFO would have spent her days solely on financial statements and the bottom line, today’s CFO also has a more strategic focus.
The ever changing industry dynamics facing boards and executive teams require a reinvigorated approach to formulating and executing the strategic plan. Volunteers and management alike are all asking for the same evolution in the dialogue: bigger picture focused, less tactical, more robust discussion, more inclusion, and clear measures of success. The missing element? The proven structure and roadmap to produce meaningful change in the strategic planning process.