40_How to Hire Super Stars the First Time with Kenneth Cohen, PhD
Joining the podcast is Kenneth Cohen, PhD who is the Founder & CEO of The Synergy Organization. Over the last 32 years, his firm has distinguished itself as the country’s first Evidence-Based Executive Search® and Executive Assessments firm.
During the podcast, Ken shares the findings from their Malcolm Baldrige Award Recipient CEOs’ research study. He also discusses why “Revolving Doors” exist in key leadership positions and why it matters. Throughout the podcast Ken reveals how to make accurate hiring decisions and the importance of setting up a system and process to hire super stars the first time. Listen in to learn the 3 questions that Ken has asked thousands of people during his research study. Now here is your host Quint Studer and Kenneth Cohen.
About Kenneth R. Cohen, PhD
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
The Synergy Organization
Kenneth Cohen, PhD is the Founder & CEO of The Synergy Organization. Over the last 32 years, his firm has distinguished itself as the country’s first Evidence-Based Executive Search® and Executive Assessments firm with Evidence-Based Best Practices, including Psychological Testing and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program standards. They are recognized for helping progressive healthcare organizations make more accurate and cost-effective decisions in their Executive Search, Executive Selection, and Succession Planning practices, the first time. Dr. Cohen integrated his special expertise and experiences as a Psychologist along with the proprietary Synergy Screening System®, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program standards, and the findings from Synergy’s Leadership Best Practices research studies. These stop the dangerous “Revolving Door” phenomenon while simplifying the challenging and costly task of hiring extraordinary senior executives and staff. His exciting pioneering research study with Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient CEOs yielded powerful Predictive Analytics that help organizations better define and measure their unique leadership needs, and then identify which individuals are most likely to achieve extraordinary results.
Dr. Cohen is proud to serve as the Founding Sponsor of the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award in close collaboration with the Baldrige Foundation. He serves as a Board Member for the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), the regional Baldrige program serving PA, NJ, DE and parts of MD. Over the last 32 years, he has published and presented extensively to national, state and regional healthcare organizations including ACHE Congress, American Hospital Association, ASHHRA, Baldrige Quest, and HFMA. He earned his Masters and PhD as a Psychologist at Temple University.