Knowledge Center

Access our insights, latest research, leadership trends and more through our Knowledge Center.

Reset Filters
Publication

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

More
Publication

Despite Fortune 500 boards filling a record number of seats with independent directors in 2015, diversity among new directors stalled. Learn more about trends in board composition in the 2016 Heidrick & Struggles Board Monitor.

More
Video

Jasmine Whitbread, non-executive director of Standard Chartered and BT Group, sits for an exclusive interview to discuss a range of topics surrounding culture's place in the boardroom.

More
Publication

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.

More
Publication

A survey of more than 100 board members and senior managers under age 50 underscores the ways that digitization and other trends are changing the face of German business.

More
Article

Given current and future trends, the demand is likely to rise significantly in the coming years for the formidable competencies that healthcare leaders possess—and the talent pool is deep.

More
Article

The best nominating committees look beyond traditional pools of talent, astutely assess candidate readiness, and thoroughly prepare to defend nominees’ business and cultural fit with the entire board.

More
Expert Guidance

From coaching CEOs to working with peers, there is an art to giving professional advice.

More
Publication

The chief information security officer (CISO) has emerged as an important C-suite role, and a hard one to fill—particularly in Europe.

More
Article

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of London-based executive search advisory firm, JCA Group - the preeminent Board and CEO recruiting boutique in the United Kingdom.

More
Video

Patrice Merrin, a non-executive director on the board of Glencore, discusses various elements of board leadership and diversity on Heidrick & Struggles' LeadershipTV®.

More
Publication

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.

More
Publication

Chief executives in the UK hospitality industry discuss their concerns around the economy, consumer confidence, and the upcoming EU referendum.

More
Publication

Outstanding audit chairs exhibit three leadership attributes that together help them thrive in an environment of heightened risk and increasing responsibility for oversight.

More
Publication

A survey of senior executives in the Asia Pacific region examines companies’ willingness to retain or change reporting-line structures, and the talent factors driving these important decisions.

More
Publication

A wave of bankruptcies looms in the US natural-resources sector. For the unfortunate companies that succumb, restructuring begins with a new slate of directors. The most successful of these will embody seven characteristics.

More
Publication

A closer look at the unique dynamics of Asian boards suggests ways that boards in the region can improve their diversity of thinking—and their impact on corporate performance.

More
Publication

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.

More
Article

A look at three of William Shakespeare’s well-known historical dramas highlights leadership archetypes that have relevance for 21st-century CEOs.

More
Publication

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

More