gatekeepers

Jeffrey Cohn
How powerful decision makers decide who ‘gets in’ the country's most admired organizations - from Harvard University to Google to the Navy Seals. We give you a sneak peak behind closed room doors where talent decisions are made.
Created 09 Oct 2021
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  • How Private Equity Firms Hire CEOs
    28 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    A board’s most important responsibility is selecting the company’s chief executive officer. This responsibility is thrown into stark relief in companies owned by private equity firms. These powerful f...
  • Note-To-Self
    27 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Last year I was a guest lecturer at Yale Law School teaching a new course on leadership. Each week we would invite an accomplished alum - a leader in business, government, sports and the arts. And eac...
  • The School of Hard Knocks
    25 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to the School of Hard Knocks Our country is in desperate need of leaders. But most people have no idea what it really takes to get there. You don’t learn how to become a leader by reading book...
  • Fixing our Country's Leadership Gap
    21 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Fixing the Country’s Leadership Gap We are spending billions of dollars on leadership development - classes, coaches, books, online training. It isn’t working. The root cause of this problem is that w...
  • The Expert Network
    21 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Expert perspectives Many readers have asked that I feature iconic leaders and ask them to share advice with our readers - the next generation of talent. Here are just a few that are already lined up. ...
  • Fixing the Leadership Gap in Our Country
    17 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Future Leaders This newsletter showcases up-and-coming leaders who are making a positive impact in this country - across a wide range of human endeavors from business and government to sports and ente...
  • Your Leadership Journey
    17 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Your leadership journey If there’s one thing I’ve learned after 25 years helping organizations recruit, assess and develop talent, a little homework goes a long way. I urge you to start thinking about...
  • Demystifying Leadership
    17 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Let’s explore these leadership topics: What’s the right way to select future leaders? Are leaders made or born? What qualities do all great leaders possess? Can someone learn to be ‘emotionally intell...
  • The Intangibles
    13 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Key Take-a-ways Building off last week’s post, what other soft skills does Mark Cuban consider must-haves. Why are these soft skills so important? What are the risks if you don’t have them? Passion Re...
  • The Intangibles
    24 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Key Take-a-ways According to Mark, intangibles are the core building blocks of all high-potential talent - from basketball players to Shark Tank entrepreneurs to the country’s top CEOs. Here are the m...
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