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

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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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Don’t just ask whether an individual is qualified to be on a board but also whether the mix of people on the board is right for your company.

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By forgoing leisurely onboarding and induction processes, boards can ensure directors get off to a fast start.

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Far too many internal training programs waste money and align poorly with the company’s long-term strategy. They can do better.

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Disruption is here to stay, and many companies are failing to keep pace. A multiyear research effort highlights ways companies, teams, and leaders can mobilize, execute, and transform with agility.

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Boards can secure valuable competitive advantage by addressing the factors that speed up, or delay, organizational performance at each stage of a merger or acquisition.

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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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The founder of Australian theater company Bell Shakespeare reflects on the importance of forging a strong team, embracing a culture of learning, and, when necessary, dealing with people who put the organization at risk.

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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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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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In this Boardroom Briefing, we examine what it will take for companies, boards, search professionals, CHROs and the educational sector to ensure that every opportunity is taken to enrich and develop the talent pipeline with women leaders.

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The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. is taking steps to improve board governance among listed companies.

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Five leadership skills can help oil and gas companies weather the current downturn in oil prices, and transform the energy renaissance of recent years into a global energy reformation.

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Today’s fast-paced and more globally interconnected business environment puts a premium on a portfolio of skills that include empathy, cultural awareness and flexibility, and greater “experience diversity.”

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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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Consumer spending in Asia is expected to grow exponentially, much of it driven by a new generation of online shoppers. The number of people connected to the Internet around the world has grown from 1% of the global population in 1995 to 40% last year. By the end of this year, some 3 billion people will be online. Half of them will be in Asia.

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An overwhelming majority of boards select an internal candidate as their next CEO. Over 80% of the Fortune 1000 companies who named a new chief executive last year promoted a successor from within the company (Heidrick & Struggles F1000 CEO Turnover Data). The National Association of Corporate Directors found in its 2013-2014 NACD Public Company Governance Survey that executive talent management a

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In a demanding world of fast-changing expectations the ability of large organizations to adapt is vital.

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