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Which companies have best met the unexpected challenges of this past year and outpaced their competitors? In this latest analysis, Heidrick & Struggles has identified 25 such superaccelerators—14 returning and 11 new to the list.

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The META approach can be used to spur acceleration at four levels: strategy, organizations, teams, and leaders.

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In business, how fast is fast enough? The authors of the book Accelerating Performance delve into a research-based method for determining the optimal metabolism for your organization.

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Boards increasingly recognize the importance of addressing environmental, social, and governance concerns to ensure long-term success. But they may be overlooking crucial matters of talent that can help to optimize their efforts.

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The race is on among large financial institutions to gain a competitive “digital edge.” Four areas will be critical to success.

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Reactive organizations focus on protecting existing markets, while proactive organizations anticipate disruptive forces to gain long-term advantage.

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Only 23 elite organizations from the FT 500—a list of companies with the largest market valuations—met our stringent criteria.

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Join Accelerating Performance coauthor Colin Price and be among the first to discover the science behind the "drive factors" that enable companies to outperform competitors.

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The global convenience store retailer is challenging retailing’s status quo through business model innovation and out-of-the-box partnerships.

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What enables certain companies to drive growth faster than others? Take our brief self-assessment to learn more about your organization’s ability to outpace competitors.

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Ready or not, a technological revolution is coming to human resources that could help level the playing field for millions of diverse job candidates and employees.

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The concept of purpose took center stage at an event dedicated to improving corporate performance and held at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 19.

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Far too many internal training programs waste money and align poorly with the company’s long-term strategy. They can do better.

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Disruption is here to stay, and many companies are failing to keep pace. A multiyear research effort highlights ways companies, teams, and leaders can mobilize, execute, and transform with agility.

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A combination of demographic upheaval, globalization, and technological disruption is transforming competition in the financial services sector. Banks that are unprepared—or unable to change—will risk extinction.

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A new book discusses how leaders succeed in today's unpredictable markets and shifting operating environments.

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Challenge four destructive myths—on how to set strategy, deal with failure, build consensus, and make decisions—to be a better leader.

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Boards can secure valuable competitive advantage by addressing the factors that speed up, or delay, organizational performance at each stage of a merger or acquisition.

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As Rome’s leaders found, talented individuals are the lifeblood of successful teams—but they must be united in a common purpose, lest the blood is spilled on the wrong side of the battleground.

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A closer look at the works—and business career—of William Shakespeare offers lessons for contemporary leaders of all stripes.

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