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The Miles Group Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal’s Research Round-up

Stephen Miles and The Miles Group (TMG) were featured Friday on The Wall Street Journal‘s research roundup, “Survey Roundup: Gaps Remain in Board Evaluations.”   The Miles Group’s research, conducted with the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, “reveals that while boards generally rate themselves positively in terms of skills and expertise, significantly high […] Read More »

Miles to Go: Ten Roles a CEO Must Play in 2016

The CEO position is more complex than it ever has been, and CEOs must have a much broader and deeper skill set to tackle this complexity. Looking to the year ahead, CEOs are expected to serve as experts in a wide range of areas – by their investors, their boards, their employees, and the public. […] Read More »

Miles to Go: Seven Ways to Put Goal Making into Practice

Why it’s not too late to set goals for 2016 Goal setting – at any time of year – is critical and should continuously be a high priority. Goals help companies measure how successfully the business is delivering relative to its strategy by directing attention to key metrics. Setting specific and challenging goals at the […] Read More »

Miles to Go: Offsites – The cure for struggling teams • The key to making good teams great

There is good news and bad news around team performance. The bad news: You can have the smartest, most talented individuals with high-achieving backgrounds on a team, and that team can still fail; superstar individuals grouped together do not on their own make a great team (whether in the NBA or on the NYSE). But […] Read More »

Miles to Go: Why Syncing with Your Leader is So Important – and 3 Ways Not to Blow It

One of the areas in which we frequently see executives performing below their potential is in communications, particularly with their direct line supervisor. Being able to effectively communicate upward – to “synchronize” with one’s leader – is important from an entry-level position all the way up to the CEO seat (which then demands synchronization with […] Read More »

Why We Fail at Feedback – and How We Can Do Better

Miles To Go | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Summer 2014 For many leaders, the discomfort felt in receiving feedback about their performance is surpassed only by the discomfort in giving feedback.   This comes through loud and clear when you look at how well CEOs are mentoring their management team – a process […] Read More »

March Madness Leadership Lessons

“March Madness” is upon us. Over a few weeks, millions will watch the nation’s top college basketball teams compete to become the 2013 NCAA champion. We’ll both be watching, too, but for a different reason. Neither one of us will have a team to cheer for; we won’t be tracking the progress of our tournament brackets. What we will be looking for are the opportunities the tournament provides to observe leaders that face great challenges. Read More »

Why Are Boards Coming Up Short In Performance?

No board member sets out to be mediocre. And yet as institutional shareholders and activists are “grading” board performance on a steeper curve than ever before, their view is that many boards are coming up short. Read More »

Fewer CEOs Are Serving on Outside Boards

There’s nothing like serving as a public company director for getting an inside view of corporate leadership. That’s why many governance experts think it’s an excellent way for C-suite executives to keep their management skills honed. Yet the number of sitting CEOs who sit on outside boards keeps shrinking. Read More »

Smoke Signals From the Vatican: Picking Popes and CEOs

As the oldest succession process in the world kicks off at the Vatican, the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church is facing some truly modern challenges—ones that many global companies also face as when searching for their next CEO. Read More »