SUCCESSION: Plan on it

By Timothy Smith There’s no question executive leaders realize the importance of succession planning, especially in light of increased scrutiny in recent years due to changes in federal regulation of financial reporting and CEO succession disclosure rules. So, why are so many companies lacking well-conceived succession plans for their organizations? Many CEOs do not have […]

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Building the Executive Team

Building the Executive Team

Situation In our business we have built senior management teams with established, public Fortune 500 companies as well as venture backed startups. The circumstances of each executive search are as diverse as the portfolio of companies we serve. Our process mandates that we take into account the organizational structure that surrounds the position. This perspective […]

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The Succession Plan

The Succession Plan

Situation ASLON Advisory Board member John DuRoss believes that, “as companies grow, a well-conceived succession plan is necessary for an orderly transition that guarantees the transfer of knowledge and company culture.” Some of the most critical searches are for an executive with the potential to move vertically in the organization, someone who will assume increased […]

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Expanding Global Footprint

Expanding Global Footprint

Situation Master Chemical is an industry leading metalworking fluids manufacturer. ASLON’s first search with Master Chemical was to provide a General Manager to execute on significant business growth and continued improvement of the sales, marketing, and manufacturing processes. ASLON identified and delivered this executive, who later became CEO. ASLON subsequently worked with Master Chemical on […]

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Bias Toward Action in Search

Bias Toward Action: Behind the Scenes of Search This issue of The Chronicle examines Bias Toward Action, one of the ASLON Five leadership assessment criteria we use, along with other methods, to gain a clear understanding of a candidate’s leadership characteristics. Not only is Bias Toward Action an important leadership quality for individuals, it is […]

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