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Leaders of accelerating organizations think and act differently. These eight mind-sets distinguish the best from the rest.

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Improve the quality of your organization's leadership by focusing on the four factors that correlate with superior business results.

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For directors, an understanding of leadership styles can enrich judgments and discussions about CEO performance, CEO candidates, and the kind of leadership needed in specific business situations.

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A study of the leadership styles of more than 500 legal professionals can help general counsels better understand the dynamics of the C-suite—and become more effective leaders.

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The META approach can be used to spur acceleration at four levels: strategy, organizations, teams, and leaders.

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Three types of leaders predominate among today’s data and analytics executives. Companies that understand the interplay between a candidate’s leadership style and the organization’s level of data maturity will have an edge.

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A survey finds that two leadership styles dominate the industry in Europe, suggesting that many PE firms are at higher risk of insular thinking, and potentially, poorer investment decisions.

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A new book discusses how leaders succeed in today's unpredictable markets and shifting operating environments.

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

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By using a more sophisticated, thoughtful approach, and better understanding the talent needs required, multinational drug companies can better position themselves for long-term success in China’s fast-growing pharma market.

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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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The Heidrick & Struggles survey, Foundations and Building Blocks for High-performing Boards, Asia Pacific Governance Report 2014, identified four capabilities of top boards, with nine drivers feeding into those capabilities.

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Imagine that the board of a successful company, facing no apparent crisis, approaches the date of a long-planned CEO succession and finds, to its surprise, that no internal candidate is fully ready to assume the top job.

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By adhering to these recommended principles and practices — objectivity, dialogue, appropriate involvement of management, attention to major investors, and prudent use of outsiders — boards can more adequately and accurately respond to an activist’s approach.

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Heidrick & Struggles introduces Leadership Signature®, an assessment tool designed specifically to evaluate candidates' leadership styles and to help answer important questions related to how an executive would lead in a new role.

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Finding senior executives with the right set of skills, strong leadership competencies, an international mindset and extensive local know-how remains a challenge for many multinationals as well as local enterprises

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Term limits and age limits are blunt instruments for addressing the real issue: creating and maintaining a high-performance board with the right mix of competencies.

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The banking crisis taught leaders many lessons about the need to rebuild and maintain trust. Evaluate your organization's level of unmanaged risk through this simple five question test.

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In drawing on the Australian data from the annual Board of Directors Survey conducted by Heidrick & Struggles and WomenCorporateDirectors, we find a pattern of directors exhibiting frustration at the pace of board refreshment in the face of demographics and changing business conditions.

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