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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.
Learn the practices that separate high-performing from underachieving teams — and how to master them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding audit chairs exhibit three leadership attributes that together help them thrive in an environment of heightened risk and increasing responsibility for oversight.
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.
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.
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.
A look at three of William Shakespeare’s well-known historical dramas highlights leadership archetypes that have relevance for 21st-century CEOs.
A closer look at the works—and business career—of William Shakespeare offers lessons for contemporary leaders of all stripes.
Shakespeare’s literary and economic success depended more on business-model innovation and collaboration than most contemporary readers imagine, explains noted scholar James Shapiro.
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.
Incremental improvement is not enough to stay ahead of disruptive competitors. Winning requires continual transformation.
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.
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?
Research into leadership behavior identifies 8 archetypes that can help senior executives better understand their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots.
Watch the McKinsey interview with Heidrick & Struggles’ CEO Tracy Wolstencroft on the art and science of leadership in an uncertain world.