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Witt/Kieffer: Leaders Connecting Leaders
Navigating the Executive Career: A Guidebook

Navigating the Executive Career: A Guidebook

This new resource, courtesy of the executive search consultants across Witt/Kieffer and its WK Advisors division, provides best practices for career-minded leaders. The dozen entries offer suggestions for navigating both the predictable and unanticipated challenges.

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Announcing . . . Witt/Kieffer International

Our London-based international affiliate is now official, furthering our reach and expertise around the globe. The move allows us to go where our clients go – in healthcare, education, academic medicine, and the life sciences – wherever their executive talent needs may exist. Visit and read the recent press release to learn more.

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Thought Leadership


The Next Generation of Higher Education Leaders

Despite the difficulty of being the servant leader of many masters, the discomfort of living in a fish bowl, and the stress of financial and other challenges, dedicated, accomplished people still seek the college presidency, writes senior partner Dennis Barden in this book excerpt.

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Profiles in Leadership

What makes a leader? For Dennis Pullin, it’s about passion and authenticity. With Dr. David Harlan, the military taught invaluable lessons. For Dr. Karla Hughes, three mentors made the difference. We offer profiles of each as part of our ongoing series of Leader Profiles.


  Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE,
President and CEO,
Virtua Health

  David Harlan, MD,
Diabetes Division Chief,
UMass Medical School

  Karla Hughes, PhD,
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Blog Bits


Life Sciences Leadership: Get Creative in Recruiting Your Next CEO

A key question that life sciences firms should ask as they undertake a CEO search and identify candidates is, “How do we think outside the box?” Jennifer Chase explores how to get creative.

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Recruiting Trends


Millennial Leaders Make Their Mark

What are millennial leaders thinking? In healthcare, they are prioritizing career growth and new opportunities much more than salary or job title, according to our recent survey report, based on input from more than one hundred healthcare executives age 40 and under. The lesson for organizations: listen, learn, and adapt. In terms of truly understanding the impact of millennial executives, we’re just scratching the surface, writes CEO Andrew Chastain in Chief Executive Magazine.

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News and Notes


Days of Service: Giving Children a Helping Hand

Witt/Kieffer employees nationwide volunteered their time helping children in need, as part of our annual Witt/Kieffer Days of Service.

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Parkinson’s Foundation Welcomes Abernathy to Board

Board Services practice leader Jena Abernathy recently joined the board of directors of the Parkinson’s Foundation, an organization that aligns with her passions and expertise.

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