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Power of the Strategic CCO - Beyond the 7 Elements

What is strategy? A high-level plan of action is a common definition, but that simple explanation doesn’t adequately capture the intensity around the critical role strategy plays in business today. A more comprehensive definition of strategy is working out the company’s best position relative to all the forces present in the competitive environment. Every executive must internalize the enterprise strategic plan, and design functional area goals and activities to align with that strategy. For the executive in compliance, the CCO, this more comprehensive approach to strategy goes well beyond incorporating the “7 elements” into the compliance program to earning a well-deserved seat at the executive table. The strategic CCO commands an enterprise-wide view, uses a risk-based approach to planning, sets clear expectations and delivers results, and most importantly, leverages sophisticated interpersonal skills to influence change and commitment at every level of the organization.

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General Counsel Pay Trends: Webinar Recording

Our recent webinar showcased an expert panel discussing how growth in responsibilities and influence impacts recruitment and pay for top legal talent, based on findings from the new Equilar and BarkerGilmore report, General Counsel Pay Trends. Click here to access the WEBINAR RECORDING, and review the REPORT.

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Compensation Climbs 4% in 2016 for Top Legal Officers

As the role of top legal officers at public companies continues to evolve, their median total direct compensation (TDC) increased 4%, according to the Equilar & BarkerGilmore General Counsel Pay Trends 2017 report, examining more than 1,100 small, mid and large cap-public companies.

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BarkerGilmore Adds Former Anheuser-Busch InBev General Counsel to Roster

Sabine Chalmers, who served as Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and the leading global brewer, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm. The newest member of a distinguished team of Fortune 500 General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers, Chalmers adds her considerable international expertise to the strategic counsel, leadership development, succession planning, and other services BarkerGilmore advisors provide to legal and compliance departments, CEOs, and boards across the country.

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Former McDonald's Global Chief Compliance Officer Joins BarkerGilmore

Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served McDonald’s Corporation as its Global Chief Compliance Officer, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm. The newest member of a distinguished team of former Fortune 500 General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers, Olinger will add her expertise to the strategic counsel, leadership development, succession planning and other services BarkerGilmore advisors provide to legal and compliance departments, CEOs, and boards across the country.
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Four Tools to Focus Lawyers on Better Serving the Business

Continuing my blog series focused on the dedication to the advancement of others, I reached out to numerous GCs across the country for input.  Business leaders are handsomely rewarded for their dedication to the advancement of others, and the GCs I surveyed are no different.  This dedication results in engaged, committed employees who are well-suited to serve the business.  Goals are met, profits are made, top talent is attracted, attrition is stemmed, and successors are groomed. 

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