The Board and CEO matter. Their effectiveness defines organisations results and people’s success at work. The impact of Boards and CEOs on results is large and systemic: short term - and long term. The cost of failure is extraordinary, and the opportunities that can be realised by securing effective Boards and CEOs are vast. It is essential that the Board and CEO are successful in the specific context of their organisation and its needs.
Conventional Executive Search approaches are not effective in predicting which CEOs will succeed or in assembling Boards that are successful. Only 50-60% of CEO and executive leadership appointments succeed.
“Widely cited research indicates that nearly half of new CEOs don’t make it past 18 months - and the costs of replacing them are staggering.” AESC, Minimize Risk, 2021
MU provides a reliable alternative for Board and CEO acquisition and development. Our expert’s advice, based on MU Leader Selection Science®, leads to improved performance and diversity of leaders. In organisations own unique context, we now offer ethical, science-based, tested and proven recruitment, selection, and development services for Boards and CEOs. The services provided are mainly tailored towards SME Boards – i.e. family business, private firms, small and mid-sized corporations. Your organisation will outperform when an MU Expert partners with you to acquire your Board and CEO and advise on their effectiveness and development.
MU's Expertise in Board and CEO Effectiveness
We have a dedicated, and diverse in age, gender and nationality team of experts, worldwide, focussed on Board and CEO effectiveness. Our MU Experts combine industry and candidate market insight with knowledge of Board and CEO operation and effectiveness and science-based services developed by MU Research Institute.
Our way of working, named MU Leader Selection Science® secures systematic, factful and precisely tailored advice to recognised quality assurance standards (ISO 10667) for our clients - orientated toward recruitment, selection and development of Boards and CEOs.
Our Board and CEO Experts’ advice leads to improved results and increased diversity of Boards and CEOs, as demonstrated in our validation studies regarding leader performance. Our validation work shows a success rate of more than 90%.
Our Offering for Board and CEO Success
Our offering is developed and continuously upgraded by the MU Research Institute:
- Recruitment: MU Executive Search for Board and CEO roles
- Selection: MU Leadership Advisory (audit/diagnostics/selection) for Board & CEO roles
- Board and CEO Effectiveness Services using MU BoardScan™:
- MU Board Analysis™
- MU Board Team Coaching™
- MU Leadership Coaching™
Find your nearest MU Board & CEO expert here.