J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler stepped down Monday (June 5) after 14 years at the helm, unable to arrest the upscale clothing chain’s slide. Drexler, the former CEO of Gap Inc., was an Apple board member who helped Steve Jobs create the first Apple stores.
Quartz asked a dozen business leaders, including CEOs of major organizations, what books they would recommend for the thousands of new graduates preparing to enter the workforce.
Young women, it seems, have a healthy sense of ambition. Nearly three quarters of them in the early stages of their professional careers aim to reach the top level of the corporate ladder, according to the recent ‘Leaders & Daughters Global Survey‘ report by Egon Zehnder.
Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.
Across industries, China CEOs are driving bold digital strategies. But they face tough challenges in finding the right talent and unlocking innovation in their organizations.
Just 29 percent of new UK board recruits were women in 2016, down from 32.1 percent in 2014 and 31.6 percent in 2012, reports The Independent, citing Egon Zehnder’s Global Board Diversity Analysis 2016.
The majority of women in the early stages of their professional career aspire to executive leadership positions, reports Staffing Industry Analysts citing a new Egon Zehnder survey.
Gender parity internationally is picking up, with women occupying 19% of board seats of the largest companies in 2016 versus 14% in 2012, reports Forbes magazine.
The gender diversity dynamic at board level lost impetus in the UK last year, reports the Financial Times.
An entrepreneurial society is one in which innovation and new business creation are, as Peter Drucker put it, “an integral, life-sustaining activity” across organizations and the economy.
In an interview with Quartz, Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva provided a perspective on progress made to date on adding more women to corporate boards.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Forbes magazine reports on a: “Leader and Daughters: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders,” event hosted by Egon Zehnder as part of its global initiative to accelerate opportunities for female leaders of the future.
Top CEOs are increasingly looking for candidates with some experience of failure in their career.
In today’s changing, volatile world the task of leadership has become much more difficult and challenging. What attributes do today’s leaders need to succeed, asks India’s The Economic Times in an interview with Egon Zehnder’s CEO Rajeev Vasudeva and Chairman Damien O’Brien.
What kind of competitive edge does a value-based approach give a consultancy like Egon Zehnder when facing future challenges? CEO Rajeev Vasudeva answers this and other questions in a frank exchange with the German Manager Magazin.
Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva recently hosted a dinner for board members, CEOs and chief human resources officers whose operations in China and India give them a strong interest in developing local leaders in these emerging markets. The lively discussion generated the following observations.
The current macroeconomic upheaval in Brazil is typical of emerging economies, Egon Zehnder's Chief Executive Rajeev Vasudeva told Valor International, but requires a specific and new type of leader who can effectively navigate crises.
What defines successful leaders today, asks the Australian Financial Review in an interview with Egon Zehnder’s Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Vasudeva? According to Vasudeva, there are four key criteria: curiosity, insight, engagement and resilience.
As the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland drew to a close this week, Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva shared his thoughts with the Huffington Post on shifting the focus of tomorrow’s leaders to cultivate the right talent in the new global context.
As the World Economic Forum takes center stage in Davos, Switzerland, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, Rajeev Vasudeva sat down with CNBC Worldwide in London to discuss the critical issues and the implications for leadership in the new global context.
The number of women in top management roles is rising, but the pace of change remains painfully slow, reports Andrew Hill in the Financial Times.
What are the challenges companies face today? What will those be tomorrow? How do you align future leaders with future need? These are some of the question Damien O’Brien, Chairman of Egon Zehnder, and Rajeev Vasudeva, CEO of Egon Zehnder, talk about in an extensive interview at Businessworld TV.
In a recent interview with the Times of India, Egon Zehnder Chairman Damien O'Brien and CEO Rajeev Vasudeva reflected on the leadership qualities – particularly the ability to champion diversity – required for success in a rapidly globalizing world.
Board diversity is much more than simply a question of fairness. Lack of diversity represents a missed opportunity to bring in new thinking, insights, experiences, and knowledge – with regard to different markets, consumers, practices, and more.
Tougher regulation, swift technological advances and volatile global markets call for a new breed of leader, notes Rajeev Vasudeva, Chief Executive Officer of Egon Zehnder in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
An Advisory Board is a body that advises the management of an organization, foundation or corporation. Unlike a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board has no authority to vote on matters, nor does it have any legal or fiduciary responsibility.
How to keep the family business vibrant across generations.