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High-value companies have boards that are aligned with the organization’s strategy and help accelerate performance.

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While gender diversity on large-cap Australian boards is approaching the AICD’s goal of 30% female representation, small-cap boards are lagging.

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A survey by Heidrick & Struggles reveals top drivers of disruption in the industry: anticipated threats are top of mind for healthcare and life sciences senior executives.

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More than 38% of all independent board seats filled by Fortune 500 companies in 2017 went to women. That’s the largest percentage of new female directors since we began tracking the figure in 2009—yet progress remains slow.

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The demands of the CHRO role have changed drastically in the past five years. Today, the CHRO has become a next-generation chief transformation officer. What qualities do CHROs need to succeed?

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Heidrick & Struggles’ Journey to the Top leadership forum in Shanghai, China, brought together female leaders from major international life sciences companies to explore the path to leadership for aspiring women.

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Before pursuing candidates, companies beyond the technology sector must carefully consider their strategy, organizational maturity, and specific needs.

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Future-proofing business success involves maximizing the benefits of creative destruction and addressing five key challenges.

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Interviews with more than 50 Australian investors provide a candid view of investors’ perceived gaps in board performance as well as a template for how boards can improve.

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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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CHROs who work well with their CEOs have a lasting impact on the business.

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Heidrick & Struggles expands our annual analysis of incoming board directors to Europe, tracking industry experience and diversity in gender and nationality in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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The view from the C-suite still looks nothing like the diverse world outside, so how can leaders address this?

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Cyber risks threaten companies across industries. Businesses must empower chief information security officers to identify and, more important, combat these risks.

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In this podcast, Steven Overman, chief marketing officer at Kodak, discusses the challenges posed by disruption and how best to confront 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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Heidrick & Struggles is among a high-profile group of business sponsors of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Economic Summit 2018.

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In this podcast, AmCham Shanghai speaks to Heidrick & Struggles about how the landscape for senior executive talent in China has evolved—and where it may be heading next.

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Here’s an exercise any team can go through to evaluate its level of support and challenge and get better.

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A look at the CHRO experiences of two energy companies suggests that CHROs who take an analytical and strategic approach are most effective.

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