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An Ego Represents a Risk

An Ego Represents a Risk

In an exclusive interview with the Swiss Handelszeitung, Egon Zehnder Chairwoman Jill Ader explains why the ability to self-reflection is one of the most… Read more

Solving the Succession Problem in Family Companies

Solving the Succession Problem in Family Companies

How family businesses can overcome egos and internal conflicts to find their next leader—and put a succession plan in place before it's too late. Read more

How to Lead in a Data-Rich World

How to Lead in a Data-Rich World

Companies know data is important — but still aren't using it effectively. We gathered leaders from the tech, e-commerce, consumer and health industries to… Read more

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

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… Read more

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

At Egon Zehnder’s second annual Fresh Start Executive Forum Breakfast in New Orleans, leaders gathered to discuss the future of personalized nutrition and the… Read more

To Accelerate CEO Diversity, Look to CMOs

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. Read more

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… Read more

 

 


 

 

 

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A Global Conversation About HR

A Global Conversation About HR

A 5-part report on how HR leaders can reshape the future of the function. Read more

The Uncharted Leadership Voyage

The Uncharted Leadership Voyage

The CEO turnover rate is at a record high and appears to be accelerating. How can we better prepare CEOs for today’s reality, where… Read more

Founders: Keep the Mindset, Change the Modus Operandi

Founders: Keep the Mindset, Change the Modus Operandi

Trapped between trust and transformation—why change is so hard for founder-led companies and how they can evolve. Read more

You Can Take The M Out Of CMO But Your Marketing Skills Remain Steadfast To A Changing Role

You Can Take The M Out Of CMO But Your Marketing Skills Remain Steadfast To A Changing Role

Change is nothing new to the marketing function. In her latest Forbes piece, Egon Zehnder's Kristi Maynor discusses the necessary skills and traits for… Read more

Hyatt's Global Head of Digital on Leading a Digital Transformation

Hyatt's Global Head of Digital on Leading a Digital Transformation

As part of Egon Zehnder's global survey on CDOs, Julia Van der Ploeg, Hyatt's Global Head of Digital, shares what it takes to lead… Read more

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… Read more

 


 

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Board Effectiveness Reviews: What the Board Can Learn from Looking in the Mirror

Board Effectiveness Reviews: What the Board Can Learn from Looking in the Mirror

Board Advisory

In the last decade, the oversight responsibilities of the board have taken on a new level of complexity. Disruptive business models can come from… Read more

Energy and Industrial Board Member Insights

Energy and Industrial Board Member Insights

Industrial

Board members share six takeaways for how to pursue CEO succession. Read more

Defining the Agile Leader of Today

Defining the Agile Leader of Today

Leadership Solutions

How CEOs can embrace vulnerability, humility, and inclusivity. Read more

London Women on Industrial Boards: Autumn 2019

London Women on Industrial Boards: Autumn 2019

Board Advisory

During our 4th female dinner, leaders gathered to discuss the route to chair, being purposeful, and the role women can play in supporting one… Read more

The Effect of a Breach on a CISO’s Value

The Effect of a Breach on a CISO’s Value

Cybersecurity

Will Houston joins Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum, for an episode of the ISF Podcast focusing on “The Effect of… Read more

Demand for African Talent Is Increasing

Demand for African Talent Is Increasing

Technology & Communications

Many young African leaders are returning to their home countries, driven to build the continent’s economy. What’s at the root of this emerging trend,… Read more

The Boardroom as Leadership Laboratory

The Boardroom as Leadership Laboratory

CEO Search & Succession

CEOs struggle with developing their leadership teams; boardrooms are living labs for leadership experimentation. Why CEOs should expose their senior executives to board work… Read more

Making the Leap from CFO to CEO

Making the Leap from CFO to CEO

Financial Officers

Ten tips from financial officers for how to prepare to take on the chief executive role. Read more

Career Advice from Egon Zehnder's Akiba Smith-Francis

Career Advice from Egon Zehnder's Akiba Smith-Francis

Leadership Solutions

Egon Zehnder's Akiba Smith-Francis sat down with CLO Magazine for a Q&A on how she got into the coaching space and the lessons she’s… Read more

D&I: The Missing Link to Sustainability

D&I: The Missing Link to Sustainability

Diversity & Inclusion

Why diversity and inclusion hold the key to true sustainability. Read more

An Ego Represents a Risk

An Ego Represents a Risk

Leadership Solutions

In an exclusive interview with the Swiss Handelszeitung, Egon Zehnder Chairwoman Jill Ader explains why the ability to self-reflection is one of the most… Read more

Tech 'Tonic'

Tech 'Tonic'

Technology Officers

Our research shows that the Innovation / R&D function in industrial companies is not getting the attention it deserves, and this carries real consequences… Read more

Finding Talent in Downturns and Uncertain Times

Finding Talent in Downturns and Uncertain Times

Sustainability

Uncertainty in the chemical industry requires companies to take a proactive approach to stay competitive—one that increasingly relies on people. Read more

London SID Board Dinner: Autumn 2019

London SID Board Dinner: Autumn 2019

Board Advisory

How has the role of the SID evolved since its inception 16 years ago—and where is it going? Read more

The Uncharted Leadership Voyage

The Uncharted Leadership Voyage

CEO Search & Succession

The CEO turnover rate is at a record high and appears to be accelerating. How can we better prepare CEOs for today’s reality, where… Read more

Overcoming Turbulence: How the Aviation Industry Can Soar

Overcoming Turbulence: How the Aviation Industry Can Soar

Services

What are the biggest challenges facing aviation executives? We asked 30 experts across the industry, from airline carriers to travel tech companies, to find… Read more

How to Lead in a Data-Rich World

How to Lead in a Data-Rich World

Technology & Communications

Companies know data is important — but still aren't using it effectively. We gathered leaders from the tech, e-commerce, consumer and health industries to… Read more

People Strategies in the Age of Disruption and Transformation

People Strategies in the Age of Disruption and Transformation

Human Resources

In today’s world of unprecedented change and complexity, traditional human resources (HR) management models have become obsolete and need to be refreshed. HR leaders… Read more

Founders: Keep the Mindset, Change the Modus Operandi

Founders: Keep the Mindset, Change the Modus Operandi

Leadership Solutions

Trapped between trust and transformation—why change is so hard for founder-led companies and how they can evolve. Read more

Rethinking the People Agenda

Rethinking the People Agenda

Human Resources

Technology, new generations in the workforce and a greater emphasis on leadership is giving CHROs an opportunity to create a future-ready organization. But with… Read more

Energy PE Investors Question the Future of Their Firms and Careers

Energy PE Investors Question the Future of Their Firms and Careers

Energy and CleanTech

Energy investors are nervous about the future of their firms—and careers. Here’s how can they position themselves for a transition. Read more

Your Cyber Security Team: More Than Just the CISO

Your Cyber Security Team: More Than Just the CISO

Technology & Communications

How the C-suite and Board can partner with the CISO to create stronger, more resilient organizations. Read more

Hire for Potential in the Democratic Talent Race

Hire for Potential in the Democratic Talent Race

Public & Social Sector

While the race for the next Democrat presidential candidate plays out live on national television, a different race is going on behind the cameras:… Read more

Why the Riskiest Hires Might Be the Ones You Don’t Make

Why the Riskiest Hires Might Be the Ones You Don’t Make

Diversity & Inclusion

Diverse teams are more successful—but building them takes guts. Read more

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