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Observations, dispatches, and thought leadership from within the Practices of Diversified Search

Board of Directors

How to Make Peace with the Shareholder Activist Movement

Shareholder activists have been portrayed as modern-day pirates, forcing loyal board members and management to walk the plank while they plunder vulnerable companies. It’s time to dispel that myth, starting with the primary differentiator. The rogues of yore took treasures that didn’t belong to them; today’s activist investors want to enhance the value of an asset they already own for mutual...Read More

Healthcare Services

A New Frontier: The Chief Digital Officer in Healthcare

Disruption, we know, is the new keyword gripping the global marketplace. But of all the sectors in the world economy, it is healthcare that will undergo the most pervasive digital transformation. Thus far it has lagged, but the opportunities and demands are so great that it must now move forward quickly to grasp the opportunities that technology brings. Advances in technology, interoperability, sh...Read More

Financial Officers

Inside the Chief Financial Officer Role

What are some emerging trends you are witnessing in the CFO function? Where are you seeing the most growth and the least growth?   The most prominent trend is increasing complexity as the role transitions to that of a strategic operating partner to the CEO with responsibilities far broader and deeper than in the past. Today’s CFO is expected to be more operationally ...Read More

Board of Directors

Age-Old Leadership Paradox Desperately Seeks Update

There is an age-old paradox searching for an update that unfortunately isn't as easy as downloading an app. It varies based on who you talk to but goes something like this: leadership used to guide and manage large organizations remains in short supply. The war for talent is either over or just getting started. At the same time, there is an abundance of eminently qualified managers achieving resul...Read More

Board of Directors

With Disruption Ahead for U.S. Telecom, is the Right Leadership in Place?

By so many outward measures, telecom in the U.S. is booming. Consumers are ever more committed to their mobile phones. Research from Deloitte reveals that 86% of mobile phone users check their phone within an hour of waking. They access ever larger quantities of data, video, and other content on their phones and they upgrade to ever smarter phones seemingly at every chance.   The mobile...Read More

Technology and Innovation

ALERT: Cyber Security Readiness Critical in Industrial and Manufacturing Sector

While much attention has been paid to high-profile cyber security breaches in the retail, healthcare, financial services and government sectors over the past two years, a relatively small number of cyber security incidents have been reported in the industrial manufacturing industry.   This won’t last, unfortunately.   Companies with advanced manufacturing operations continu...Read More

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