Digital Disruption in the 21st Century: Breakup and Recombine

Learn to understand threats brought on by technological advances that could disrupt your business.

Format          65 Minute Lesson
Chapters       7
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      CIO
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines CEO hiring processes and why a data-driven approach should help guide executive employment. Take the 50 minutes to learn what factors (behaviors, experiences, and aptitude) most impact a CEO’s performance.

This 6-chapter lesson is led by an expert, Linda Henman (Owner – Henman Performance Group), and focuses on setting long- and short-term objectives before choosing a CEO, objectively assessing talent, and creating a hiring plan.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • A comprehensive overview of how Boards of Directors should prepare for interviews with executive talent: identifying strategic imperatives, developing success factors, specifying the challenges candidates will face in the future, and writing interview questions that address specific skills and competencies
  • A list of the four key questions board members should ask themselves before any executive search: Why are we in business? Who are our customers? What do they expect of us? Who would miss us if we went away?
  • How to clarify one-year, two-year, and five-year objectives regarding growth, finances, technology, talent, and customer acquisition and retention
  • A complete guide to selecting the right kind of leadership for your company by evaluating behavior, experience, and aptitude; how to recognize when a candidate is not the right fit; and what success factors to look for
  • How to develop a hiring plan that works for your company with an interview protocol, factors to consider, and resources to use

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Art Langer

Dr. Art Langer
Director of the Center of Technology Management at Columbia University

Expertise: IT Management

Dr. Arthur M. Langer is the Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University and is Vice Chair of Faculty and Executive Director of the Department of Innovation and Design at the School of Professional Studies.

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He also serves on the faculty of the Department of Organization and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education (Teachers College). Dr. Langer is also an elected member of the Columbia University Faculty Senate.

Dr. Langer is the author of Strategic IT: Best Practices for Managers and Executives (2013 with Lyle Yorks), Guide to Software Development: Designing & Managing the Life Cycle (2012), Information Technology and Organizational Learning (2011), Analysis and Design of Information Systems (2007), Applied Ecommerce (2002), and The Art of Analysis (1997) and has numerous published articles and papers relating to service learning for underserved populations, IT organizational integration, mentoring and staff development.

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