Leadership in Action

This week's episode of Leadership in Action features Clark Waterfall, co-founder and Managing Director at Boston Search Group, a seasoned expert in talent acquisition for C-suite leadership. With over 25 years of experience, Clark delves into the crucial aspects of leadership development and the strategies involved in honing top-tier executive teams. Sponsored by the Boston Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization, this episode is packed with insights on navigating the complexities of executive placements and team dynamics.
  • The Essential Role of People in Business Success: Clark emphasizes that despite the rise of AI, the core of business success still revolves around people. Understanding and placing the right people in the right seats is both a joyous and challenging journey.
  • The Art of Tuning Leadership: Discussing the nuances of 'tuning' leadership akin to tuning a musical instrument, Clark shares insights into the delicate process of adjusting and optimizing team dynamics to enhance organizational performance.
  • Navigating Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscapes: With a focus on middle-market private equity-backed businesses, Clark talks about the specific needs and challenges of these organizations, particularly when it involves refreshing or enhancing leadership teams to match growth phases.
  • Long-term Membership and Learning in EO: Reflecting on his 23 years as a member of Entrepreneurs Organization, Clark highlights the unique learning experiences and the value of shared knowledge within this community, emphasizing the irreplaceable benefits of forum participation.
  • Future of Work and Leadership Development: Clark shares his thoughts on the evolving landscape of work and how emerging virtual environments might impact the development of future leaders, stressing the need for new tools to facilitate effective leadership training in increasingly digital contexts.
Quote of the Show:
  • "Companies are run on people as much as AI may transform that in the future, and getting them right is just a joy."

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Creators & Guests

Mark Stiles
Casey Cheshire
Entrepreneur | Fractional CMO | Podcaster | US Marine | Skydiver

What is Leadership in Action?

Welcome to Leadership in Action, the podcast where host Mark Stiles engages in candid conversations with the resilient entrepreneurs of EO’s Boston Chapter. If you're an aspiring business leader, an established entrepreneur, or just someone fascinated by the journey of success, this podcast is your guide to the inspiring world of leadership in action. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, giving you a bi-weekly dose of motivation and valuable insights. Subscribe now to Leadership in Action on your favorite podcast platforms or visit us at leadershipinaction.live.