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

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A series of panel discussions at Stanford suggest that the sources of instability are multiplying for both companies and countries. Success will require a sharper focus on the development of human capital—and the concerted application of technology to solve complex problems.

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Subject matter experts, including Heidrick & Struggles vice chairman Ted Dysart, discussed the right mix of knowledge and insight for executives at the NACD Leading Minds of Governance–East forum.

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

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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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Shakespeare’s literary and economic success depended more on business-model innovation and collaboration than most contemporary readers imagine, explains noted scholar James Shapiro.

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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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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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As an HR leader, how can you help a new CEO cope with the demands of the role and become a success?

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