Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Michelle Banks, Former Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and CCO of Gap Inc.
Steve Jobs was brilliant at hiring A-list players at Apple. His laser focus on designing the best products was dependent on hiring and keeping the best talent. Based on his relentless pursuit of exceptional employees, Jobs left behind valuable advice about the importance of these players to the success of a high performing team:
“I noticed that the dynamic range between what an average person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1. Given that, you’re well advised to go after the cream of the cream. A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.”READ FULL ARTICLE
What does it take to keep your Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) when the pressure is on? In 2014, I interviewed CCOs and presented my findings in an article published in Ethisphere magazine. Back then it was clear that having CEO and board level buy-in for ethics and compliance programs was the key reason CCOs remained engaged and were able to retain the best and brightest within their compliance departments. That’s all still true today along with some well-deserved recognition and increased visibility for the best-of-the-best in the CCO seat.READ FULL ARTICLE
We are constantly being asked by potential new clients to differentiate BarkerGilmore from our competitors. While it may not seem difficult to find an executive search firm, keep in mind that hiring a firm can be compared to hiring an in-house counsel or compliance officer; it takes a little work and investigation to find the right fit, but it will pay off in the end.READ FULL ARTICLE
There’s no doubt that legal departments are being run like a business, increasingly so every day. The 2017 State of the Industry Survey, conducted by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, reveals these metrics about departments as they grow their legal spend and headcount:READ FULL ARTICLE
Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served McDonald’s Corporation as its Global Chief Compliance Officer, adds 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. Haydee is widely recognized for transforming business operations by successfully creating and implementing best in class compliance and ethics programs that elevate business standards, ensure performance uniformity, and reduce vulnerabilities.
Being in the executive search business for 29 years, you would think I have seen it all. Nevertheless, I am still occasionally surprised by the actions of a well-vetted candidate on a job interview. The following are true, real-life actions that are unforgettable. Each led to immediate disqualification of their candidacy. What is most unbelievable is that each candidate came away feeling upbeat about their interview and positive that an offer would follow. Unfortunately, that was far from reality.