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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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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.

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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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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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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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Incremental improvement is not enough to stay ahead of disruptive competitors. Winning requires continual transformation.

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An exclusive conversation with Lord Michael Hastings, global head of citizenship at KPMG International, on the board's role in ensuring good citizenship is embedded in the company.

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Companies must ensure their board governance is effective and high performing. But how do you know if you have a problem, and what can you do about it?

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Research into leadership behavior identifies 8 archetypes that can help senior executives better understand their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots.

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Watch the McKinsey interview with Heidrick & Struggles’ CEO Tracy Wolstencroft on the art and science of leadership in an uncertain world.

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Heidrick and Struggles' second annual survey of multinational executives with responsibility over China operations finds companies remain optimistic about the country’s prospects despite slower growth and heightened competition.

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Real CEOs exude confidence, radiate certainty, and act decisively. Or do they?

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Organizations that are able to seek out and grapple with multiple points of view — and then act on what they learn — create lasting value. An excerpt from The Success Formula by Andrew Kakabadse.

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Too often, boards of directors neglect the impact of talent strategy on corporate health. Asking the right questions can help ensure sufficient leadership competencies and smooth transitions.

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