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Four senior association executives shed light on the skills that trade and professional association CEOs need to excel in turbulent times.

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Real CEOs exude confidence, radiate certainty, and act decisively. Or do they?

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Smart leaders help shape their company’s culture — instead of allowing the culture to shape the company.

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Organizations that are able to seek out and grapple with multiple points of view — and then act on what they learn — create lasting value. An excerpt from The Success Formula by Andrew Kakabadse.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ latest Board Monitor examines how the most recent cohort of Fortune 500 board appointments is shifting the landscape in board composition, diversity, and talent.

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A new breed of highly sought after (and hard to find) global leaders is integrating cultural and commercial fluency to generate superior results.

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Watch the McKinsey interview with Heidrick & Struggles’ CEO Tracy Wolstencroft on the art and science of leadership in an uncertain world.

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Too often, boards of directors neglect the impact of talent strategy on corporate health. Asking the right questions can help ensure sufficient leadership competencies and smooth transitions.

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The CEO of multinational biopharma company UCB describes how its focus on patients is creating business opportunities and instilling a deeper sense of purpose across the organization.

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Research into leadership behavior identifies 8 archetypes that can help senior executives better understand their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots.

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Heidrick & Struggles sponsored the 21st Annual Stanford Directors’ College June 21-23 in conjunction with the Stanford Law School.

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Leaders cast visible “shadows” over the cultures of their organizations — for good or ill. Only when the top team lives and breathes the changes it wants and expects from the organization will change succeed.

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By understanding various thinking styles and preferences, boards can build and strengthen their diversity of thinking—and make better decisions.

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From the unexpected arrival of activist investors to the unexpected departure of a key director, boards face an array of situations where they may be caught flat-footed on matters of board succession. Smart boards employ four approaches to better prepare themselves.

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Generational change offers boards the opportunity to improve their performance and increase diversity. A survey of global board members suggests there is little consensus on how to seize the opportunities.

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In this Boardroom Briefing, we explore the outlook for future women leaders in the UK, providing our perspective on what can and should be done collectively to create a sustainable talent pipeline.

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Strong customer strategies arise from strong customer cultures. Leaders can better shape — and sustain — them by adhering to five principles.

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The market for talent in Asia Pacific is tight, and highly competitive. Organizations can differentiate themselves from their rivals by developing a strong employer brand.

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The CEO of Methodist Healthcare describes how an effort to enhance a patient and family–centered culture of compassion helped the company improve associate satisfaction, patient experience, and clinical outcomes.

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Persuasive and charismatic leaders may drive strategies that achieve remarkable results in the short term. But unless change is embedded in the fabric of the business, it won’t endure.

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