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Author Archives: Dr. Thomas J. Saporito

Dr. Thomas J. Saporito
Dr. Thomas J. Saporito (tsaporito@rhrinternational.com) is chairman and CEO of RHR International, a global firm committed to the development of top management leadership.

Effective—Not Ideological—Leadership is the Key to Company Success

The best CEOs focus more on being effective than on being the smartest person in the room. In fact, CEOs who insist on being right often go down in flames, because they are unable to create enough alignment to move their organizations forward. Here are a few lessons in leadership based on today’s political landscape, from Tom Saporito, chairman and CEO of global consulting firm RHR International.

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How Companies Can Get the Best Senior Hire

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Suppose you are a CEO of a mid-sized manufacturing company and you’re looking for a new CFO. You would probably look for somebody with excellent financial skills and training—preferably in the same, or a similar, industry. But picking senior staff depends on more than vetting skills and track record.

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The Key to Transformational Change

Mergers, new technologies, fast-shifting competitive landscapes: More than ever, these events demand vast transformational changes for companies that want to maintain success—or even survive.

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Time For a Do Over: How Do You Move On When You’ve Picked the Wrong CEO Candidate?

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Seeing the need for a new CEO, a client went about it the right way and began developing a thoughtful, strategic succession process. The company began grooming two or three in-house candidates, eventually zeroing in on one they thought would be ideal. However, the dynamics changed as the process went on. In cultivating their CEO-to-be, they came to realize they were actually betting on the wrong horse.

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