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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.

Chief Digital Officers Speak

As part of our global survey, CDO Decoded: The First Wave of Chief Digital Officers Speak,
current and former digital executives sat down with us to help demystify the role.
 

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Feeding it Forward

Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

At our second annual Fresh Start Executive Forum Breakfast, leaders gathered to discuss the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an interdisciplinary approach. 

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CDO Decoded:

The First Wave of Chief Digital Officers Speaks

We asked 107 Chief Digital Officer to share their experience as first-generation CDOs.

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“Let’s get to know each other!”

In conversation with Ed Schein

Ed Schein, MIT Professor emeritus and social scientist, explains why we should forget everything we’ve been taught about leadership – and focus on getting to know each other.

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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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Our Featured Harvard Business Review Stories

Featured Insights

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Paul Polman on Corporate's Role in Society

Paul Polman, who just stepped down as Unilever’s CEO, sat down with Egon Zehnder's Dominique Laffy to explain his take on how businesses should handle social responsibility and accountability.

2

We Need More Humble Leaders. Here’s How to Get Them

Humility is a top requirement for the emerging workforce. Karl Alleman shares how both individuals and organizations can tap its potential in his latest piece for Fast Company.

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What Is The Mission Of The Chief Digital Officer?

What is a Chief Digital Officer? In Forbes, Lindsay Trout talks about our CDO Decoded research and how this new member of the C-Suite leads digital transformation.

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To Accelerate CEO Diversity, Look to CMOs

Egon Zehnder’s Kristi Maynor discusses which C-Suite role exhibits key leadership factors most closely to the CEO.

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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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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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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.

Latest Insights

It Takes a Village: Supporting CEO Leadership

It Takes a Village: Supporting CEO Leadership

Leading in today’s complex, uncertain world presents challenges that no amount of preparation can completely take into account. How CEOs are seeking regular, reliable guidance.

Explore New Avenues for Hiring CEOs of Engineering and Construction Companies

Explore New Avenues for Hiring CEOs of Engineering and Construction Companies

How are engineering and construction (E&C) companies finding CEO talent and what type of background should the CEO have?

London M&A and Integration Board Dinner: Summer 2019

London M&A and Integration Board Dinner: Summer 2019

Philip Aiken, Chair of Aveva & Balfour Beatty, joined to discuss M&A and integration from the board perspective.

Who Truly Improves Corporate Governance: Boards or Proxy Advisors?

Who Truly Improves Corporate Governance: Boards or Proxy Advisors?

While proxy advisors and boards share the same goal of improving corporate governance in U.S. companies, there is still one big question: Has the scale of proxy firms' influence and practices eroded or improved good governance?

Surviving—and Thriving—on a Private Equity Board

Surviving—and Thriving—on a Private Equity Board

Joining a private equity board has its upsides, but it’s not for everyone: this type of board service also carries plenty of risk. What should potential PE directors know before accepting a role?

PepsiCo Head of Global eCommerce Shares the Biggest Challenges Taking on a Transformation Role

PepsiCo Head of Global eCommerce Shares the Biggest Challenges Taking on a Transformation Role

As part of Egon Zehnder's global survey on CDOs, Gibu Thomas, PepsiCo Head of Global eCommerce, shares the traits needed to take on a transformation role at a large-scale organization.

In Conversation With Eugenia Erlij, VP of Marketing at Innophos

In Conversation With Eugenia Erlij, VP of Marketing at Innophos

Innophos' VP of Marketing discusses the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an interdisciplinary approach.

London Women on Industrial Boards: Summer 2019

London Women on Industrial Boards: Summer 2019

Hosted by Melody Meyer and Egon Zehnder, 11 board directors joined us for our third dinner for women on industrial boards. The topics spanned across ESG, diversity, and the differences between UK and US boards.

In Conversation With Mario Ferruzzi, Professor at North Carolina State University

In Conversation With Mario Ferruzzi, Professor at North Carolina State University

Video interview with Mario Ferruzzi, Food Science & Nutrition Professor at North Carolina State University, on the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an interdisciplinary approach.

In Conversation with Amy McDonald, President of FONA International

In Conversation with Amy McDonald, President of FONA International

FONA International President discusses the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an interdisciplinary approach.

In Conversation with Alan Murray, CEO of Nextfoods Inc.

In Conversation with Alan Murray, CEO of Nextfoods Inc.

Egon Zehnder's Jason Hecker sat down with Nextfoods Inc. CEO Alan Murray to discuss the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an interdisciplinary approach.

In Conversation With Rachel Cheatham, Founder of Foodscape Group LLC

In Conversation With Rachel Cheatham, Founder of Foodscape Group LLC

Jason Hecker sat down with Dr. Rachel Cheatham, Founder of Foodscape Group, to discuss the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an interdisciplinary approach.

Power Moves

Power Moves

Insights and solutions from our over 30 events around the world in 2019 that you can employ in your organization and your own life.

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Benito Cachinero discusses human capital strategy on Wharton Business School's radio series, Leadership in Action.

Zaki Fasihuddin Discusses Being a Chief Digital Officer for a Global Corporation

Zaki Fasihuddin Discusses Being a Chief Digital Officer for a Global Corporation

Zaki Fasihuddin, CEO of Volvo Cars Ventures and former digital executive at McDonald's, discusses what it really means to transform global corporations for the digital world.

Proxy Season: A Springboard for Diversity Discussion

Proxy Season: A Springboard for Diversity Discussion

Investors are continuing their push for board diversity in the 2019 proxy season that was set into motion two years ago. More investors are becoming vocal and more definitive about what constitutes boardroom diversity.

It's social

It's social

Strategy consultant and author Peter Schein, co-author of “Humble Leadership” which he wrote together with his father Ed Schein, on psychological safety, matrix leadership, and how human-digital interaction could work in the future.

In conversation with Ed Schein

In conversation with Ed Schein

Ed Schein, MIT Professor emeritus and the father of organizational development, explains why we should forget everything we’ve been taught about leadership – and focus on getting to know each other.

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

As food industry leaders continue to understand the power and potential of personalized nutrition, they are challenged with bringing together scientific expertise and marketing prowess.

Paul Polman on Corporate's Role in Society

Paul Polman on Corporate's Role in Society

Paul Polman, who just stepped down as Unilever’s CEO, sat down with Egon Zehnder's Dominique Laffy to explain his take on how businesses should handle social responsibility and accountability.

Tech 'Tonic'

Tech 'Tonic'

While companies expect their CTOs to have a PhD, they often make the mistake of trying to develop a scientist into a business person. Learn what talent models may work best for this role.

The Age of Insurtech

The Age of Insurtech

Insurance Technology, or “Insurtech,” is reshaping the conservative insurance industry. With rapid growth and increasing investments, innovation in this sector IS changing how the insurance industry operates.

What Is The Mission Of The Chief Digital Officer?

What Is The Mission Of The Chief Digital Officer?

What is a Chief Digital Officer? In Forbes, Lindsay Trout talks about our CDO Decoded research and how this new member of the C-Suite leads digital transformation.

Karim Jalbout at CogX 2019: Leading Through Change

Karim Jalbout at CogX 2019: Leading Through Change

Karim Jalbout discussed “Leading Through Change” with two upcoming tech leaders at CogX 2019.

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