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

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

Board of Directors

The Most Important Leadership Quality

Is there one? There are innumerable books, masses of research, and a plethora of answers telling us about the hallmarks of successful leaders. I love Adam Bryant’s 5: passionate curiosity, battle-hardened confidence, team smarts, simple mindset, and fearlessness.   Here are some other qualities you will see as you comb the web: honesty, communication, delegation, humor, confidence, co...Read More

Digital Media, Entertainment, And Sports

Mobile Consumerism – The Center of Everything

It used to be that we, consumers, would have to figure the best way to deal with organizations from whom we wanted stuff – cars, insurance, clothes, groceries (gather those coupons!), Doctors, hospitals, government agencies – but that has changed. The mobile consumer is increasingly in the driving seat.   I am a headhunter and spend my time helping senior executives build teams that...Read More

NAVIENT: Board Expansion Results in Extraordinary Board Gender Diversity

At Diversified Search, diversity is a cornerstone of our business: it’s built into our very brand, and into the principles we use to guide our firm and its belief that great leadership transforms people, organizations, and the world.   So we were delighted to bring our diversity lens to Navient, a spin-off of Sallie Mae, which is an independent, $38 million publicly traded company tha...Read More

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