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Many companies are pursuing disruption or expansion into new industries or geographies as the keys to better performance, but our research has found that what matters more is making sense of changes in your current environment.

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New research highlights four ways that investment managers can speed up their organizational metabolism to become more competitive.

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Private equity professionals looking to maximize returns are outmaneuvering competitors by reducing time to value in their portfolios at each stage of the investment cycle. Bain Capital’s experience demonstrates how fund managers can accelerate the performance of their portfolio companies.

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There is no need to be paralyzed by uncertainty as the business environment evolves. Instead, we suggest a fast, but low-risk way of adapting to change.

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Heidrick & Struggles sponsors the 23rd Annual Stanford Directors' College in conjunction with the Stanford Law School.

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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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