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Sole24 Ore – It’s Time to Rethink Leadership and CEOs Know It

The upheaval of COVID-19 has caused many CEOs to reach a new level of self-awareness. As a result, most CEOs believe it is now essential to review their leadership style, according to Egon Zehnder research quoted in Italian daily newspaper Il Sole24 Ore.

Le Temps – CEOs Need to Look Inward

Today’s business leaders need to reinvent themselves more than their companies, reveals an Egon Zehnder survey of 972 CEOs worldwide, including 100 in Switzerland, as quoted in Swiss French-language daily newspaper Le Temps.

In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness that we share that our CDIO and ExCo member Robbert Kuppens has passed away.

CIO Dive – Expectations of the CIO Are Changing — More Business, Less Technology

CIOs need to be savvy leaders with business acumen and strategy running through their core. They cannot abandon the technology roots which propelled them to the executive level, with the skills required to translate external pressures to business stakeholders.

CIO – 5 Compelling Reasons Why CIOs Should Pursue Board Seats Now

Even CEOs who aren’t enthusiastic about loaning out their top execs for external board service will support the idea as long as it doesn’t interfere with their day job.

The Wall Street Journal – A Unilever Exec's Personal Board of Directors

In Personal Board of Directors, top business leaders talk about the people they turn to for advice, and how those people have shaped their perspective and helped them succeed.

Private Equity International – The Operating Partner of Tomorrow

With widespread change happening across portfolio companies, it is perhaps unsurprising that private equity firms are hunting for expertise across a range of issues with a greater emphasis on areas such as environmental, social and governance, and talent.

The World – Airline Industry Deadline Looms

Airline revenues are down 80% and Marco Werman, host of the public radio show The World, hasn’t been on a plane himself in months

Business Insider – Meet 9 Top Recruiters in Media to Know Right Now

Layoffs have spread across the media landscape in 2020, as consolidation cut the number of positions available and the pandemic forced struggling companies to slash staffers. Media companies are starting to hire again as productions resume and businesses work to get back on track.

National Association of Corporate Directors – Directorship 100 2020 Honorees

The 2020 D100 will comprise 50 public company directors and 50 governance professionals and institutions who exemplify the knowledge, leadership, and excellence that our organization promotes. Nominees play a significant role in shaping the greater boardroom agenda.

Handelszeitung – Governance norms are no carte blanche

Daniel Daeniker, a partner at the renowned law firm Homburger, recently addressed the issue of whether there are drawbacks when a former CEO joins the board of directors of their company, perhaps even becoming its chair. He advocated adopting a best practice approach, as opposed to a more rigid interpretation of international governance concepts. Let me elaborate on that: That leaders need some form of governance is a given. Anyone under no obligation to respect certain principles risks putting themselves first and the company’s welfare second. The question is to what extent top managers are involved when a company defines its code of governance.

Retaining Top Talent and Building Bench Strength - Directors & Boards

Egon Zehnder’s Lisa Blais and Kim Henderson share how the pandemic has changed companies’ practices and processes—potentially forever.

Prototype, Test, Improve – Dirk Mundorf and Markus Keller Talk to Capital About New Leadership Qualities

Under the heading “The New Art of Leadership”, German business magazine Capital took a look at the coronavirus crisis as a catalyst for a new take on leadership and spoke with managers, politicians and experts including Dirk Mundorf and Markus Keller.

Harvard Business Review – Now Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent

While the Covid-19 pandemic hits and reshapes companies, industries, national economies, and our society in previously unthinkable ways, business leaders need to think beyond survival to the opportunities this crisis might create, not only for their own organizations but the greater good.

Women’s Wear Daily – Leading Innovation Is Completely Different From Leading Change

Consumer companies know all too well that the winner of the innovation race will land the next generation of customers. Yet one blind spot many organizations face as they push to discover “what’s next” is that they equate leading innovation with leading change.

Deutsche Welle – Jill Ader Praises Davos Commitments and Now Calls For Action

Leaders at Davos are showing a real sense of conviction about doing more for the environment but now need to translate their words into action, says Jill Ader, chairwoman of Egon Zehnder in an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW) at the World Economic Forum.

Harvard Business Review – Managing the Trickiest Parts of a Family Business

Unlike their public-company counterparts, which focus mainly on increasing shareholder value, family-business boards must act on behalf of stakeholders with multiple and potentially conflicting agendas – for example, co-owners with equal power and completely opposing financial timelines.

“Good ideas can come from anywhere” – Jill Ader interviewed by Switzerland’s CNNMoney

Jill Ader, Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, shared her insights on top management trends with CNNMoney Switzerland. “We need really curious leaders”, states Ader, “because then you don’t make assumptions, you don’t take diversity views for granted.”

Maeil Business Newspaper – [Cover Story] "Women, Actively Ask the Company for What You Want."

Global executive consulting firm Egon Zender is holding Leaders & Daughters events to discuss the lack of women in leadership positions. The event series, which began in 2015 (Korea 2017), is a place where leaders (parents) and daughters come together, as their name suggests.

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The Korea Herald – Female Leaders Gather to Inspire Daughters to Take Charge

The event was co-hosted by and held at Seoul Foreign School this year as an opportunity for students and their parents to communicate with business trailblazers, who candidly shared advice and anecdotes on career paths and leadership values.

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Curiosity and Humility – Jill Ader interviewed by Switzerland’s Handelszeitung

What’s changing at the top level of corporate management? Jill Ader, Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, provides insights in an interview with Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung. “When it comes to leadership, there is an incredible amount of change going on,” says Ader and points to the integrated leadership advisory service offered by Egon Zehnder. “

Fortune – Social Purpose Is Imperative for Competitive Hiring Today, Executives Say

Corporate leaders say that to fare well and draw top workers in today’s competitive, Millennial-skewed labor market, there’s a new business imperative: social purpose.

Bloomberg – Educating Leaders on Diversity Is First Step: Equality Summit

As India competes with global financial capitals such as Hong Kong for foreign investment, business and talent, it can no longer afford to ignore the case for diversity.

Bloomberg - Chief Executives Are Leaving at a Record Rate

Egon Zehnder's CEO, Edilson Camara, spoke to Bloomberg Markets: Asia on the challenges causing so many CEOs to leave their posts.

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