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The boards of companies that are going public through SPACs typically need to reshape themselves quickly. Considering new requirements in advance will help them position themselves for successful transactions.
Chief risk officers in financial services need to be far more than financial risk experts today. Firms need to fundamentally change how they develop risk executives to ensure they will have the leaders they need.
As boards add new directors, they are increasingly struggling to find the right balance among their current structures and maintaining a healthy board culture. The right first step is assessing whether the basic structure is still fit for purpose.
As they develop from investment vehicle to operator, SPACs face three distinct leadership challenges. They will benefit from planning in advance for each.
John Wood, vice chairman at Heidrick & Struggles, speaks with Stephen Sadove, a non-executive chairman at Aramark and the former chairman and CEO of Saks, about the benefits and conducting the CEO-hiring process virtually.
A survey of industry leaders in Europe highlights their biggest challenges as they deal with the unprecedented change accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We present insights from current leaders on the most important leadership traits as retail resets.
Though qualitatively different from in-person meetings, a virtually conducted interview process is equally valuable to those making senior-level hiring decisions.
Employers are increasingly finding it harder to fill management and executive positions. Companies with a clearly stated and authentic higher purpose have an advantage in the search for top talent.
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, most pharma companies were struggling to make the most of digital. With operations radically changed by the crisis, getting the right digital leadership in place is more important than ever.
Companies looking for CMOs have swung from seeking branding gurus to seeking technological wizards. The right approach lies straight down the middle.
The real competition in the energy industry in the years ahead will be for a new kind of leadership.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, boards were facing a daunting mix of challenges that highlighted weaknesses in many traditional practices. To be fit for the future, boards must focus on their purpose, composition, and culture.
The CPO role is gaining traction in the tech and fintech industries. What should companies consider when appointing one?
Rethinking how we describe leadership is a crucial step in finding and attracting the right leaders for today’s challenges.
Most boards don’t take the time to step back and rigorously review their own performance. Doing so will benefit not only the board but the organization as well.
If a CEO is diagnosed with COVID-19, a board must be prepared to manage the unique consequences. The incoming CEO will benefit from keeping a few tested principles in mind in this unprecedented situation.
Through the COVID-19 crisis and after, leaders who can disrupt and challenge successfully can be important sources of organizational resilience.
CEO succession should be an ongoing part of boards’ work—but boards also need to understand how considerations shift as change gets closer.
Manufacturing companies have not shown as much progress in diversity and inclusion as some other sectors—but they have the capacity to become leaders by applying the distinctive problem-solving skills they use for other business challenges.