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Learn the practices that separate high-performing from underachieving teams — and how to master them.

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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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Poor execution, an inability to effect change, and a lack of agility could be derailing your team’s performance.

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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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Don’t just ask whether an individual is qualified to be on a board but also whether the mix of people on the board is right for your company.

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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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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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The transition from Soviet communism created a generation of leaders comfortable with economic turmoil and uncertainty—useful skills for managers everywhere.

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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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Australia’s superannuation funds are on the cusp of momentous change. The federal government is considering measures to increase the number of independent directors on super boards, and is promoting other measures to improve governance and increase competition.

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