Is Chief Purpose Officer (CPO) the Next Major C-Level Role?

Is Chief Purpose Officer (CPO) the Next Major C-Level Role?

A record number of employees are leaving their jobs, citing the desire for purpose-driven work as a significant contributing factor to their decision. More and more employees—including CEOs, COOs, CDOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, CTOs, CHROs, and other CXO executives—need to understand and feel aligned with their organization’s core corporate purpose and believe that they are…

CSO Resumes: 5 Leadership Traits to Highlight

CSO Resumes: 5 Leadership Traits to Highlight

Quick! Without cheating, what are the most important things to include on your CSO resume? Even if it has been years since you’ve had to write one, you likely listed name, contact information, employment history, and education. If you’ve stayed current on executive resume and job transition trends, you likely also know that adding a…

Landed a New CTO Role? Here are 5 Ways to Set Yourself up for Success

Landed a New CTO Role? Here are 5 Ways to Set Yourself up for Success

Congratulations on your new Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) role! Did you know that many of the skills and approaches you have developed and perfected in your career as an executive transformation leader can be applied to your job transition? As a change management executive, you’re no stranger to complex processes and discrete initiatives. You know…

Transformational Leadership

CxO Resume Tips: Proving Your Transformational Expertise

The buzzword “transformation” is often high on the list of keywords executive recruiters and potential employers look for in a c-suite resume. The experience of successfully turning around and transforming underperforming organizations and business units is invaluable in executive leadership positions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the chances are high that you and your organization…

Innovation Governance: Board Oversight is Good for Company Growth

In his LinkedIn article, “Are Boards Embracing Innovation Governance?” Mark Pfister (aka “The Board Architect”) argues that rather than stifling innovation, governance can actually enhance and even accelerate it. Read on to find out what risks lack of Board oversight can invite and why there is an increasing need for this Board strategy.

Mary Elizabeth Bradford Featured in Forbes: Job Search Strategies For C-Level Executives During Tough Times (Solutions to the Wuhan Virus / Coronavirus)

Steering executive transitions are a challenge in good markets. So, what do leaders do in times of economic upheaval? To find out, read my latest Forbes article, “Job Search Strategies For C-Level Executives During Tough Times.” You can read all of my articles as a Forbes Contributor by visiting Mary Elizabeth Bradford, CERM, CMRW, CARW, MCD,…

How Company Executives Can Stem Fears and Job Losses During a Pandemic

These are challenging times for corporate execs, but “those who manage the economic effects of this crisis in a clear and compassionate way create more value for their companies and will come out of this pandemic stronger than ever before. So before announcing deep layoffs, we recommend that you consider these measures first.” Read on…

Executive Leadership: 9 Key Characteristics of Trusted Industry Leaders

This is a MUST READ for all C-level leaders. It resonated with me deeply, because I learned a long time ago that the foundation of all interviews is the opportunity to engender trust in a small window of time. Read the full article, “Why Jonathan Thurston is One of the Most Trusted Leaders,” by personal branding…