Clarke Murphy

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Clarke Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates and serves on the Board of Directors. Clarke has conducted a number of significant projects in the industry, including Board of Director searches for Wells Fargo, UnitedHealth Group, and MSCI, and CEO assignments for MasterCard, Genworth, ARAMARK, and Duke Energy, among others.

Leadership In A Pandemic

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4 Characteristics That Show What Kind of C-suite Leaders Millennials Will...

Millennials in the C-suite is becoming a reality, since the oldest millennials will turn 35 this year. As demographics shift profoundly, we need to step back and ask the broader question: What kind of C-suite leaders will millennials be?

Cultural Homogeneity Creates Risk for Boards

When organizations think about risk, perhaps the most worrisome are those that can’t be anticipated. Boards expend tremendous effort in eliminating or at least minimizing their blind spots; that search for better information and awareness can be all-consuming.

How Boards Should Respond to the New Reality of Shareholder Activism

Shareholder activism has been on the rise for several years and is now at record levels. In this environment, boards must engage with activists through positive dialogue that addresses legitimate concerns, rather than with a defensive reflex reaction. In addition, forward-thinking companies should also re-evaluate and refresh their boards.

CEO Succession: It’s a Process, Not a Plan

As the saying goes, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” In the case of succession, an unexpected CEO vacancy can throw even a healthy organization into disarray.
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July Survey Finds CEO Optimism On Economy Nearing Pre-Crisis Levels

Chief Executive’s July survey of 326 U.S. CEOs shows an increase in optimism about the 2021 economy. But the November election may be the monkey wrench.
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