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CEOs and other senior executives need to learn new skills — and in some cases, new mind-sets — to thrive as leaders in a hyperconnected world.

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

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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.

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

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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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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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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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When companies make a strategic shift, the chairman and board of directors must ensure the culture also pivots — starting with the top team — to make the strategy work.

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

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

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The CEO of multinational biopharma company UCB describes how its focus on patients is creating business opportunities and instilling a deeper sense of purpose across the organization.

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Leaders cast visible “shadows” over the cultures of their organizations — for good or ill. Only when the top team lives and breathes the changes it wants and expects from the organization will change succeed.

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