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Witt/Kieffer: Reinventing Leadership in Higher Education

Witt/Kieffer surveyed 14 sitting college and university presidents on how they are undertaking strategies to help their institutions thrive. The system of higher education is changing due to the combination of triggers including the financial crisis, global competition and disruptive technologies.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Leading Disruptive Change

A new white paper, authored by Witt/Kieffer and Carol Geffner, PhD, of Newpoint Healthcare Advisors, provides insights into the transformation that CEOs and other executives in healthcare can use to move their organizations forward.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Governing in the Digital Age

When it comes to appointing board members, many organizations recruit from a board talent pool, including business leaders, physicians and clergy. In a recent issue of the Trustee, Witt/Kieffer discusses the need for boards to have information technology expertise.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Women in Sports Leadership

Witt Kieffer’s article on women in sports leadership was recently featured in SportsPro Magazine. There have been many recent examples of females becoming executives in the sports industry. For example, Becky Hammon was hired as the first full-time female assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Although women in leadership positions are increasing and there is more demand for female leaders, Witt/Kieffer finds there are still several things organizations can do to support women.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Leadership Traits and Success in Higher Education

In academia there has been an increasing trend to seek out “nontraditional” candidates to fill positions from dean to chair and even president. Higher education has begun to tap executives in the private sector or those with close ties to the corporate world. Witt/Kieffer teamed up with Hogan Assessment Systems to collect personality data on today’s higher education leaders and compare them with those in the private sector.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Chief Diversity Officers Assume Larger Leadership Role

Witt/Kieffer reports that there has been an increase in chief diversity officer searches, especially among private colleges and universities. The title given to the CDO position varies across institutions but a majority (54%) of the respondents are members of their institution’s leadership team. Over two-thirds of respondents (69%) report that their presidents are engaged in their institution’s diversity strategic planning process and diversity initiatives.

 

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Witt/Kieffer Releases Results of the 2014/2015 Severance Survey

Witt/Kieffer and Mercer present the results of the 2014/2015 Severance Survey for Presidents of Non-Profit Colleges and Universities. The report summarizes severance benefit practices for Presidents of 63 colleges and universities across the United States.

 

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Witt/Kieffer Discusses Advice for Successful Clinical Integration

In a special report by Witt/Kieffer, the firm held a panel with three industry experts to explore important issues surrounding clinical integration.  The panel was titled “It’s About Great Physician Leadership: Insights and Best Practices for Successful Clinical Integration.” Panelists discussed the skills and temperament needed for a physician to transition into an effective leader of a hospital or health system.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: The Chief Experience Officer

A recent article from Witt/Kieffer on chief experience officers was featured in Executive Insight magazine. The CXO role is still developing and being defined as hospitals and health systems are beginning to handle how to be “patient-centric.”

 

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Witt/Kieffer Selected to Lead CFO Search for AQHA

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