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Combining purposeful leadership and broad engagement helps leaders shape their company’s culture — instead of allowing the culture to shape the company.

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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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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 forgoing leisurely onboarding and induction processes, boards can ensure directors get off to a fast start.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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The founder of Australian theater company Bell Shakespeare reflects on the importance of forging a strong team, embracing a culture of learning, and, when necessary, dealing with people who put the organization at risk.

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Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon discusses a culture ‘restart’ that helped restore a once-mighty Houston energy company to the power elite.

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Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon discusses a successful turnaround strategy that included a culture ‘reset’ as a critical pillar to create a winning, agile mind-set that has propelled three-fold growth.

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The transformative CEO in a hyperconnected world defends the core market and plays offense as a disruptor.

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Smart leaders shape their company’s culture — instead of allowing the culture to shape the company.

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The divergent experiences of two banks illustrate the importance of organizational agility and serve as a cautionary reminder that, whatever the industry, pace decides the winners.

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High-achieving teams enjoy a significant boost in performance over under-achieving teams. Here’s how they do it.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ research highlights the three skills that belong in any megaproject director’s toolkit and suggests ways that companies can instill them.

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