Category Archives: Search & Succession

Ep. 20 – How Boards Prepare for and Manage Executive Transition

In this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, executive transition is discussed in depth. To explore more deeply how board leaders are preparing for the inevitability of executive transition, this podcast features a discussion between Tom Adams and two … Continue reading

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Ep. 18 – Effective Leadership: How to Achieve and Maintain It

In this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, Managing Director of Raffa’s Search, Transition and Planning Department, Karen Schuler speaks again with CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Tony Cancelosi about leadership effectiveness and what it takes to … Continue reading

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Ep 16. – Overcoming Resistance to Succession Planning: Broadening the Lens

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode Tom Adams speaks with Vince Keane, President and CEO of Unity Health Care about overcoming resistance to succession planning.

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Ep 14. – Preparing for Executive Transition: The Board’s Role and Perspective

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode Tom Adams speaks with Pamela Gilbert, Chair of the American Antitrust Institute’s Board of Directors about the board’s roles and challenges in preparing for and successfully leading an executive transition.

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Six Tips for Boards: Preparing for Executive Transition

By Tom Adams, Director, Succession and Sustainability  Executive transitions may look simple and straightforward to some board leaders. As Pam Gilbert, current Board Chair of American Antitrust Institute observed, “If your executive is doing her or his job well, they … Continue reading

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The When, Why and How of Strategic Planning

By Tom Adams, Director, Succession and Sustainability Strategic planning gets mixed reviews from boards and executives. For some, there is a groan and a desire to avoid it as long as possible. For others, there is excitement and energy in … Continue reading

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Ep. 6 – How the YWCA National Capital Area Developed and Used Succession Essentials

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams talks with leaders from the YWCA National Capital Area (YWCA NCA): Tamara Smith, CEO; Artencia Hawkins-Bell, Board President; and Shana Heilbron, Chief Development Officer along with Melody Thomas, senior consultant at Raffa. … Continue reading

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