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C-Level 

Manage Risk at the C-Level

Choices about your C-level executives are some of the riskiest decisions your company will make. As C-level departures have skyrocketed in recent years, there's not a moment to waste in these critical positions.

At DDI, we’ve developed a suite of services specially designed to manage risk at the top. Our experts have deep experience working with boards of directors, CEOs, and executive teams to create sound, data-driven succession plans. We're ready to work with you to build a high-performing C-suite for today and tomorrow.

Do You Have a Plan?


32%

of private companies don’t have a CEO succession plan

National Association of Corporate Directors, 2019

1,640

Number of CEO departures in 2019, the highest year on record

Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., 2019

52%

of departing CEOs are fired

Exechange, 2019
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Anchor Decisions on Data

One of the biggest reasons so many companies struggle with C-level roles? They don’t use data. Often, boards and senior executives make decisions about C-level roles based solely on track record and assumptions about who would make the best fit.

But objectivity should be non-negotiable for these high-risk roles. DDI’s CEO assessment experience delivers holistic, unbiased data for every candidate. So you’ll know exactly what strengths and risks lie ahead for your C-level positions.

Learn about CEO Assessments

Fast-Track Performance with Coaching

CEOs tell us time and again: Once you get to the top, no one is honest with you anymore. Our executive coaches work alongside your C-level execs to offer candid, objective feedback and guidance to drive performance. Our coaches have deep experience and training to ensure your C-suite focuses on the highest impact areas.

Get to know our executive coaching approach

Having an outside resource like DDI was valuable at each step of the process. Their consultation and guidance helped keep objectivity and our business needs in the forefront of the discussions. 

— Mary Ellen McCartney, Chief Learning Officer, Gundersen Health System

45%

of S&P companies seeking a new CEO chose an outsider

The Conference Board, 2018

Prepare Your Bench

An increasing number of organizations are looking to outside candidates to fill C-level positions. Why? Because they failed to build a pool of lower-level executives who are ready to step up.

With an eye on the future, we’ll help you create a high-potential executive pool ready for critical roles.

Plan your executive bench

Our Executive Consultants

 

With decades of experience working alongside boards of directors, CEOs, and executive teams at the world’s top companies, DDI’s Executive Services group will be by your side to guide executive success through constant change. With our collective experience as current and former executives, organizational psychologists, and business consultants, we are trusted advisers to help top executives navigate difficult transitions in every extreme.

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