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To compete for a crucial contract, a services unit at Alstom Transport needed to make transformation sustainable in the long term. Its improvement offers lessons for senior managers in how to secure lasting change.

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The traditional business models of biopharmaceuticals companies are under threat. Those who respond fastest to the changes, and reorient themselves to customer needs, will gain an enduring competitive edge.

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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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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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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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By analyzing the performance of elite global organizations, Heidrick & Struggles has identified 4 recipes for success and 39 distinct actions that can accelerate any company’s performance.

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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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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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How can a strong company culture make organizations more effective in a VUCA environment? Brig. Gen. Bernard Banks shares insights and lessons learned from the military and the private sector.

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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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Former New York Fed supervisor Sarah Dahlgren describes how failures in company culture contributed to the financial crisis—and why improvements now might help banks better weather the next one.

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Seven actionable ideas for realizing hard, tangible business benefit from investment in leadership development

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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 banking crisis taught leaders many lessons about the need to rebuild and maintain trust. Evaluate your organization's level of unmanaged risk through this simple five question test.

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