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IED History

Highlights, milestones, and press about IED since its founding in 2004:

  • 2014 Report on Senior Executive Succession Planning and Talent Development released by IED, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • IED hosts global teleconference on C-Suite Succession Planning
  • IED in the press:
    • "Boards Don’t Know Their Next CEO," The Washington Post
    • "Board Members Need to Get Out More," Wall Street Journal
    • "How Well do Corporate Directors Know Senior Management?" The Conference Board
    • "Is Your Board Clueless About your Top Team?" Inc. Magazine
    • "Succession Planning Demands More Attention from Boards," Corporate Secretary
    • "Succession Planning for Senior Executives Seen Lacking," Financial Times
  • ExecSight has over 3,800 registered users representing more than 100 countries
  • Executive Director Scott Saslow and IED Associate Jeff Munks present at the Global Forum on Executive Development and Action Learning in Rio de Janeiro
  • IED and Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Leadership Development and Research launch new study on "C-Suite Succession Planning"
  • IED Index(c) launched, giving business leaders data on talent practices across organizations
  • ExecSight 3.0 launched, a new business information service for executives
  • IED in the Press:
    • "Succession and the Board's Role: Corporations Biggest Challenge," published in The Corporate Governance Alliance Digest
    • "Executive Succession Planning: Progress Remains Uneven," Press Release
    • "Executives Find Mixed ROI in Development," Press Release
  • Executive Director Scott Saslow interviewed on about IED's research findings on executive transitions
  • IED in the Press:
    • "Executive Transitions Remain Challenging," Press Release
  • ED designs a Leader Exchange for a major client to arrange for teams of their executives to meet with peers at 25 different organizations
  • IED in the Press:
    • "New Ways to Develop Leaders in Challenging Times," published in Bloomberg Businessweek
    • "Inside the U.S. Navy's Leadership School," published in Forbes
    • "Executive Development 2.0 - Aligning Learning with Business Needs," published in HBR
  • Executive Director Scott Saslow moderates executive panel on "Delivering Business Strategy Through People Strategy" at Harvard Business School
  • First technology solutions and custom leader development portals are developed for IED clients
  • IED introduces Leader Exchanges, a unique venue where teams of executives come together in custom, co-designed sessions to benchmark and learn about issues they mutually want to explore such as Innovation, Governance, Branding, and Marketing.
  • IED in the Press:
    • "The Case for Coaching," published in CLO Magazine
    • "Cost Effective Executive Development," an IED research study, noted in CLO Executive Briefing
  • Regional meeting hosted by IED in the Bay Area featuring Marshall Goldsmith as key speaker
  • Executive Director Scott Saslow presents on "Global Leader Development Trends at the Global Forum on Action Learning in Seoul, South Korea
  • IED in the Press:
    • "Executive Transitions and Onboarding," Press Release
    • "Failure for Hire," (addresses executive transitions), published in Forbes
    • IED research on executive transitions cited in Business Week online
  • First Middle Eastern client is Municipality of Dubai
  • First regional meeting held offshore, aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier out in the Pacific Ocean
  • IED in the Press:
    • "Executive Skills: Talent at all Levels," published in Talent Management Magazine
    • "Improving Performance Through Coaching and Mentoring," published in CLO Magazine
    • "Make Sure the Succession Pipeline Flows," published in
    • "Making the Best Managers," published in Talent Management Magazine
    • "Who's Next," (addresses CEO and Board involvement in succession planning), published in Forbes
    • "Executive Development Benchmarks," Press Release
    • "Board of Directors' Role in Executive Development," Press Release
  • First Asian client is Flextronics
  • First regional meeting held in Europe in Munich, Germany
  • IED in the Press:
    • "How to Involve the Board in Executive Growth," published in Strategic HR Review
    • "Regional Considerations in Executive Development," published in CLO Magazine
    • "Executive Development Networking," Press Release
  • First European client is BP
  • First regional meeting held in the USA in Boston
  • IED in the Press:
    • "The Evolution of Leadership Development," published in Strategic HR Review
    • "Taking the Lead in Executive Development," published in Leadership in Action
    • "European Leadership Development," Press Release
    • "Action Learning in Management Development Programs,? published in CLO Magazine
    • "Knowledge Transfer: Executive Development," published in Business Management Magazine
  • IED publishes "Transforming Corporate Leadership," an extensive report on the field of executive development
  • ExecSight launches website bringing to market the first social networking capability to connect executive development professionals globally
  • First in a series of webcasts delivered on the topic of "Executive Development: Market Overview and Trans-Atlantic Considerations"
  • IED in the Press:
    • "The Strategic Role of Executive Development," published in CLO Magazine
    • "Rethinking Executive Development," published in Strategic HR Review
  • The Institute of Executive Development (IED) is conceived in 2003, when Scott Saslow, Founder, reflects on past experiences at Harvard Business School and in his corporate life at Microsoft and other organizations about the field of executive development. With a burning interest to explore the state of the industry, he commences the comprehensive market study "Transforming Corporate Leadership."

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