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RHR Update | First Quarter 2020

Five Challenges That Can Derail Hypergrowth Start-Ups

By Marty Dubin

Hypergrowth companies have periods of intense growth, which can be extremely disrupting to individual leaders, their coworkers, and company culture. We have observed that those founders-CEOs and companies that have successfully navigated these growth periods have consistently overcome five unique challenges.

Diversity & Inclusion

Do You Want to Accelerate Your Organization’s D&I Journey? Try the Three C’s

By Cristina Jimanez

The research and programs in the diversity and inclusion space are more robust than they have ever been. So why are best-in-class organizations still struggling with the same challenges such as retention, attraction, and pipeline development of female and diverse talent in the organization? More importantly, why are employees still feeling excluded and shut out of key opportunities?

Board & CEO Services

Becoming a Great Board Chair

By Deborah Rubin and Kristen Gilson

Are there specific aspects of a board chair role that, if demonstrated at a very high level, are most likely to make the difference between a good board and a great one? Through our ongoing work with boards, we have found that the answer is yes. A chair’s ability to establish a very high and consistent level of trust between themselves and the other directors significantly increases the likelihood that a board is maximizing its potential value to the organization.

Executive performance

CHRO HPI Summit Recap

By Lisa Carey

I recently had the honor of attending the first-ever chief human resources officer (CHRO) summit and networking event hosted by the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute (HPI) and RHR International. This was a customized two-day experience at the HPI headquarters in Orlando, Florida, to connect with a cadre of 14 CHRO peers to build personalized performance plans while generating new tactics and strategies to bring “whole-person leadership” back to our organizations.

Executive Bench®: Talent Pipeline

Introducing RFSi

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RHR is excited to launch its newest product, Readiness for Scale℠ insights. RFSi is an online tech-enabled assessment tool rooted in immersive technology and scientific methods that can be delivered at scale to identify and develop your most capable leaders.
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RHR International Announces New Board Member Kim Seymour

Kim Seymour has joined RHR’s board of trustees. Kim currently serves as the chief people officer at WW International (formerly Weight Watchers). In addition to setting the strategy in all areas that impact the company’s global talent, Kim is responsible for WW’s internal consulting group. Previously, she focused on the development and delivery of impactful human capital strategies in support of ambitious business goals in progressive roles at American Express, The Home Depot, and General Electric. “We welcome Kim as RHR’s newest board member,” said RHR’s Executive Chairman, Dr. Thomas J. Saporito. "She brings a career and personal passion dedicated to the development of world-class leadership. We are fortunate to have her as a partner in pursuing our mission of 'shaping leaders who shape the world.'"

Upcoming Events



2020 Boardroom Summit

RHR’s Paul Winum will be speaking in the session "From Good to Great—Improving Your Board Assessment to Create a Higher Performing Board" at Corporate Board Member's 2020 Boardroom Summit in New York City. The Boardroom Summit will cover the gamut of board-level issues, from risk oversight to shareholder engagement to the board's hand in culture, cyber security, and compensation—and the breadth of corporate governance topics in between.

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