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Our dark side, blind spots, derailers, shortcomings… regardless of the terminology or what we do for a living, we all have them. Those who manage to keep such traits in check tend to do more to enhance their reputations amongst constituents, translating into greater professional and personal performance.

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CIOs can no longer simply make an annual trek to Silicon Valley and expect to remain ahead of the technology innovation curve. Today, companies from across industries are opening offices in the tech valley and moving key roles there in the hopes of harnessing innovation, establishing brand recognition and attracting premiere technology talent.

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The Heidrick & Struggles survey, Foundations and Building Blocks for High-performing Boards, Asia Pacific Governance Report 2014, identified four capabilities of top boards, with nine drivers feeding into those capabilities.

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Imagine that the board of a successful company, facing no apparent crisis, approaches the date of a long-planned CEO succession and finds, to its surprise, that no internal candidate is fully ready to assume the top job.

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By adhering to these recommended principles and practices — objectivity, dialogue, appropriate involvement of management, attention to major investors, and prudent use of outsiders — boards can more adequately and accurately respond to an activist’s approach.

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This paper highlights the key priorities of medical technology companies in Europe and discusses the dynamics of doing business in the postcrisis environment.

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Rethinking the talent model in a period of banking reform.

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As a prelude to the Heidrick & Struggles Board Dinner on Tuesday 18th November, Will Moynahan – Managing Partner and Fiona Woolf discuss the UK’s competitiveness and its ability to attract capital and talent from around the world.

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The institutional fundraising environment across asset management remains fiercely competitive as we approach year-end 2014. Demand for experienced distribution professionals is very high, and a hiring market that stayed busy even during the financial crisis has become even more active and complex.

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Today’s top CEOs now expect the CHRO to be adept in general management skills with broad business perspectives and a strategic mindset as a business leader.

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Nonprofit boards across America are grappling with the countervailing forces of funding pressures and increasing demands for their services, with most saying they are unable to meet their community needs. To deal with these and other issues, board chairs are looking for deeper business expertise, greater diversity, and new skills on their boards to deal with new realities.

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In June 2014 Heidrick & Struggles invited over 7000 executives working in the European Private Equity industry to participate in an online survey of compensation. This annual survey follows the successful 2013 edition.

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When it comes to talent, entrepreneurial and smaller companies have little room for error. With lean staffs and sobering failure rates, every hire is critical – none more so than executives with large company experience. With such executives increasingly seeking the challenges of small-company life – and small companies needing their experience in order to scale – hiring managers must make sure

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The talent acquisition paradigm is shifting in the financial industry. Learn the industry's new hiring practices on Heidrick & Struggles' LeadershipTV™.

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Imagine that the board of a successful company, facing no apparent crisis, approaches the date of a long-planned CEO succession and finds, to its surprise, that no internal candidate is fully ready to assume the top job.

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Putting substantive mentoring into practice is not easy, nor is it a short-term ad hoc solution. It requires commitment from the board, buy-in and support from the CEO, and careful pairing of board members with rising stars.

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Five years ago, Heidrick & Struggles initiated the Board Monitor, designed to capture key characteristics of newly elected independent directors of Fortune 500 companies, track that data from quarter to quarter and year to year, and provide a springboard for discussion of board composition, diversity, and governance. Here is what that data has to tell us about trends in director appointments over

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Heidrick & Struggles is proud to participate for the seventh year as a strategic partner of The World Economic Forum. We closely identify with the Forum's mission of improving the state of the world and contribute by sharing unparalleled insight into the leadership issues facing organizations throughout the world.

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In their October 2012 Harvard Business Review article, Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil called Data Scientist, “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” The subject is clearly part of the zeitgeist: academics, industry analysts, consultants and executives all have debated issues such as the required experiences, need for academic training programs, the shortage (or not) of qualified data science talent,

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It is a fact – technological advancements just keep accelerating. Digital technology has taken over our lives and digital convergence is within sight. If digital skill sets are not continually refreshed, they can rapidly become as obsolete as an old Nokia flip phone.

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