Dan Hawkins

Dan Hawkins

Dan Hawkins is the CEO and Founder of Summit Leadership Partners. He advises boards, CEOs, investors and business leaders on strategy execution and value creation through leadership and organization performance. After a successful corporate career, Dan founded Summit Leadership Partners to help growth-oriented companies and business leaders scale and improve performance.

Dan has authored and presented numerous topics on leadership, organization change, strategy, leading in global contexts, and strategic talent management. He is regularly featured in top industry publications, such as Chief Executive Magazine, HR Executive, M&A, and Middle Market Growth. Dan is a Board-Certified Executive Coach (BCC) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Management from Clemson University and a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.


Dan Hawkins is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn.
Dan Hawkins
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A CEO’s Guide to Leading Through Disruption

There is no doubt that today’s CEOs are under duress. Uncertainty in the economy and ongoing turbulence in the current operating environment has created unprecedented challenges and disruptions. Today’s CEOs must forge ahead, moving past what is getting in their way to achieve their investors’ expectations and strategic goals. As...
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The New Normal for Succession Planning

For many organizations, CEO and executive succession planning got knocked off its heels in 2020. Along with all the other crises and disruptions of the pandemic, business succession plans got interrupted, and delayed. As the pandemic hopefully ends in 2021, and the economy continues to recover, company boards and management...