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At Egon Zehnder, we take our deep industry and functional expertise and convert it into usable insights for our clients and candidates. Whether an article, a speech, a video, or an event, what we say and create must add value. We’re proud of doing work that contributes to successful careers, stronger companies, and a better world.

Celebrating Five Years of Leaders & Daughters

This year’s Leaders & Daughter's Theme – Power Moves: A New Generation of Women Transforms Leadership – addresses how emerging generations sees the world differently. As older generations leaves the workforce, how will this shift in power and perspective reshape organizations?

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To My Daughter

We first began writing to our daughters last year as part of Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters event series. We have received 160+ letters, with leaders including Judy Woodruff, Egon Zehnder Chairwoman Jill Ader, and others.

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Who's Really On Board?

Egon Zehnder's 2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker captures fourteen years of data on the world’s largest companies to see how much progress has actually been made on board diversity.
 

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The CEO: A Personal Reflection

Egon Zehnder asked over 400 of the world’s top CEOs what it means to be an effective leader today

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2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Senior marketing leaders from companies like Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google, and more convened at Kellogg School of Management explore the emerging opportunities and obstacles in marketing.

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Negotiating For What You Really Want In Your New Job

Sarah Van Dyck joins the Safe for Work podcast to discuss how to ask for what you really want out of a job.

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Companies Hunt for CEOs with High EQ and Humility

Egon Zehnder's Pallavi Kathuria discusses the shift in why organizations are looking for ethical and humble leaders.

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Insights from Women Directors

A group of women directors of industrial boards share advice for how boards should think about hiring.

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Four Pillars for Developing a Human Capital Strategy

To effectively execute your ambitious business goals, you need a Human Capital Strategy. Benito Cachinero shares four pillars of building this strategy in his latest piece for IESE Insight.

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What Type of Digital Officer Does Your Telecom Need?

The telecom industry has undergone a massive digital transformation and will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge and digital executives drive new business strategies. Chief Digital Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers and other digital executives are playing prominent roles within organizations, but many of these executives face significant challenges in these new roles.

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The Biggest Missed Opportunity at Davos: Forging Real Connections

As a second-time invitee to the World Economic Forum in Davos and the new Chair of Egon Zehnder, Jill Ader discusses an overlooked opportunity at the world's most exclusive event.

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What the Next Generation Wants From Its Leaders and What Business Needs To Do About It

Today marks the fifth year of Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters events in London. Crucially, this program acknowledges that this conversation can’t just be about women. It has to include everyone, regardless of gender or generation.

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Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’ s Eighth Annual Energy CEO and Board Breakfast

While the energy industry grapples with new digital realities, executives and boards are being forced to answer a fundamental question: How do you prioritize assets and people in times of transformation?

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Change Agents: The Need of the Hour to Reinvent the Organization

Change Agents: The Need of the Hour to Reinvent the Organization

Large-scale transformation in the telecommunications industry requires leaders who understand technology with a proven ability to transform organizations – a rare find.

The 3 Values You Need for a Successful Career Transition

The 3 Values You Need for a Successful Career Transition

According to our own internal research, professionals between the ages of 45-60 leaving the consumer industry have surged from 30 percent between 1991-2000 to 50 percent between 2000 and 2019. This means one out of every two senior leaders in the consumer industry has undergone a career transition in the nine years.

Personalized Nutrition: Preparing for Agrifood’s Coming Transformation

Personalized Nutrition: Preparing for Agrifood’s Coming Transformation

Personalized nutrition will fundamentally reshape the agrifood industry. How do organizations need to prepare – and develop – their leaders for success?

Fostering Entrepreneurial Leadership to Re-imagine Our Careers, Companies, and Community

Fostering Entrepreneurial Leadership to Re-imagine Our Careers, Companies, and Community

Hong Kong and China's most successful business leaders gathered to answer the question: Will we be marginalized by the disruptions of technology and the phenomenal growth of the rest of China—or will we embrace this chance to reinvent ourselves?

Leadership for a Better World

Leadership for a Better World

Egon Zehnder is committed to transforming the leaders of today into the great leaders of tomorrow.

“Transformation” Transformed

“Transformation” Transformed

As companies harness technology and data to transform into more agile organizations, they must also transform their cultures to support this operating shift. It is nearly impossible to engage in any type of corporate transformation without taking culture into account. Much of the heavy lift in this culture shift rests on the shoulders of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

Digital Gravity – A Global Automotive Study (by KPMG and Egon Zehnder)

Digital Gravity – A Global Automotive Study (by KPMG and Egon Zehnder)

The digital transformation of the automotive industry is a huge priority, but our research of 500 automotive executives found that they have yet to solve digitization in the industry.

Companies Hunt for CEOs with High EQ and Humility

Companies Hunt for CEOs with High EQ and Humility

Egon Zehnder's Pallavi Kathuria discusses the shift in why organizations are looking for ethical and humble leaders.

Four Pillars for Developing a Human Capital Strategy

Four Pillars for Developing a Human Capital Strategy

To effectively execute your ambitious business goals, you need a Human Capital Strategy. Benito Cachinero shares four pillars of building this strategy in his latest piece for IESE Insight.

Takeaways from San Francisco's Leaders & Daughters 2019 Panellists

Takeaways from San Francisco's Leaders & Daughters 2019 Panellists

View the takeaways from San Francisco's 2019 Leaders & Daughters panel session, featuring Shnam Koirala, Michael Mathias, Amy Argenal, and Devon Valencia.

Chef Traci des Jardins Discusses Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Food, Beverage, & Hospitality Industry

Chef Traci des Jardins Discusses Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Food, Beverage, & Hospitality Industry

At San Francisco's 2019 Leaders & Daughters event, chef Traci des Jardins discusses empowering female leaders in her keynote speech.

Blythe Masters Shares Career Advice for Female Leaders | Leaders & Daughters 2019

Blythe Masters Shares Career Advice for Female Leaders | Leaders & Daughters 2019

At London's 2019 Leaders & Daughters event, Egon Zehnder's Axelle Sznajer spoke with Blythe Masters, former CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, and her daughter Honour Masters, Director of Business Strategy at coVentures, on how to empower future female leaders.

Negotiating For What You Really Want In Your New Job

Negotiating For What You Really Want In Your New Job

Sarah Van Dyck joins the Safe for Work podcast to discuss how to ask for what you really want out of a job.

Insights from Women Directors

Insights from Women Directors

A group of women directors of industrial boards share advice for how boards should think about hiring.

Paola Carosella Discusses Empowering Women in the Workplace

Paola Carosella Discusses Empowering Women in the Workplace

At SãoPaulo's 2019 Leaders & Daughters event, Paola Carosella, businesswoman and renowned cook, made her remarks on women empowerment and diversity in the workplace.

Fabio Coelho, CEO for Google Brasil, Discusses Female Leadership & Potential

Fabio Coelho, CEO for Google Brasil, Discusses Female Leadership & Potential

During the São Paulo edition of Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters event earlier in March, Fabio Coelho, CEO for Google Brasil, discussed female leadership and potential, along with the importance of diversity in organizations.

São Paulo State Representative Marina Helou on Career, Maternity, and Politics

São Paulo State Representative Marina Helou on Career, Maternity, and Politics

Marina Helou, State Representative in São Paulo by Rede Sustentabilidade, discusses career, maternity, and politics at the São Paulo edition of Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters event held in March 2019.

Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’ s Eighth Annual Energy CEO and Board Breakfast

Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’ s Eighth Annual Energy CEO and Board Breakfast

While the energy industry grapples with new digital realities, executives and boards are being forced to answer a fundamental question: How do you prioritize assets and people in times of transformation?

Simone Stebler In Conversation with UBS General Counsel Maria Leistner and Her Mentee on Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

Simone Stebler In Conversation with UBS General Counsel Maria Leistner and Her Mentee on Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

In a conversation with Egon Zehnder’s Simone Stebler, UBS Global Wealth Management’s Group Managing Director and General Counsel Maria Leistner and her mentee, Legal Team Executive Director Aleksandra Schellenberg, share career advice for the next generation of leaders.

What Type of Digital Officer Does Your Telecom Need?

What Type of Digital Officer Does Your Telecom Need?

The telecom industry has undergone a massive digital transformation and will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge and digital executives drive new business strategies. Chief Digital Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers and other digital executives are playing prominent roles within organizations, but many of these executives face significant challenges in these new roles.

“We need to combine human creativity with artificial intelligence.”

“We need to combine human creativity with artificial intelligence.”

His name will be familiar to anyone with an interest in the major digitalization themes such as artificial intelligence, big data and cybersecurity. Dirk Helbing, Professor of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich, is one of the world’s foremost researchers in a field that studies the interactions between computer science, mathematics, physics and the social sciences.

“We need more freedom, not more power.”

“We need more freedom, not more power.”

His name will be familiar to anyone with an interest in the major digitalization themes such as artificial intelligence, big data and cybersecurity. Dirk Helbing, Professor of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich, is one of the world’s foremost researchers in a field that studies the interactions between computer science, mathematics, physics and the social sciences.

Egon Zehnder's Cynthia Soledad at SXSW

Egon Zehnder's Cynthia Soledad at SXSW

Over tens of thousands of assessments, Egon Zehnder has codified a proprietary model around Executive Potential. We believe there are four traits that translate to a leader’s future ability.

“The time has come to reinvent democracy and capitalism for the digital age.”

“The time has come to reinvent democracy and capitalism for the digital age.”

His name will be familiar to anyone with an interest in the major digitalization themes such as artificial intelligence, big data and cybersecurity. Dirk Helbing, Professor of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich, is one of the world’s foremost researchers in a field that studies the interactions between computer science, mathematics, physics and the social sciences.

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