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Board Succession Planning and Diversity in Portugal: Challenge or Opportunity?

Based on Egon Zehnder's published analysis, there is measured progress in diversity gains among women on Boards.

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Lessons From the Maker Movement

The maker movement is a cultural phenomenon that celebrates shared experimentation, iterative learning and discovery through connected communities that build together while always emphasizing creativity over criticism.

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CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’s 7th Annual CEO Breakfast at CERAWeek 2018.

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Synthesis - Boosting Innovation the Indonesian Way

As a steadily-growing trillion-dollar economy with a youthful, tech-savvy population, Indonesia is at once blessed with big-market opportunities and challenged by rapidly-changing customer expectations and the competitive global landscape.

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At MWC 2018, Mobile Meets the Future

The 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona had an optimism that set it apart from the gatherings of recent years. This was largely due to advances in making 5G a reality and the rapid evolution of the array of businesses that depend on a robust mobile sector.

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Board Succession Planning and Diversity in Portugal: Challenge or Opportunity?

Board Succession Planning and Diversity in Portugal: Challenge or Opportunity?

Based on Egon Zehnder's published analysis, there is measured progress in diversity gains among women on Boards.

Lessons From the Maker Movement

Lessons From the Maker Movement

The maker movement is a cultural phenomenon that celebrates shared experimentation, iterative learning and discovery through connected communities that build together while always emphasizing creativity over criticism.

CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’s 7th Annual CEO Breakfast at CERAWeek 2018.

Synthesis - Boosting Innovation the Indonesian Way

Synthesis - Boosting Innovation the Indonesian Way

As a steadily-growing trillion-dollar economy with a youthful, tech-savvy population, Indonesia is at once blessed with big-market opportunities and challenged by rapidly-changing customer expectations and the competitive global landscape.

At MWC 2018, Mobile Meets the Future

At MWC 2018, Mobile Meets the Future

The 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona had an optimism that set it apart from the gatherings of recent years. This was largely due to advances in making 5G a reality and the rapid evolution of the array of businesses that depend on a robust mobile sector.

Activist, Strategist, Counselor: Today’s Board Member

Activist, Strategist, Counselor: Today’s Board Member

More than ever, organization leaders need committed counselors – individuals who will push them to greater heights and encourage them to pursue transformation. They need objective individuals who can advise, envision and strategize for long-term success.

How to Keep a Headhunter From Poaching Your Best Talent

How to Keep a Headhunter From Poaching Your Best Talent

Veteran executive recruiter Karl Alleman, managing partner of Egon Zehnder’s U.S. practice, has a particularly good vantage point on this.

What CXOs Think of Marketing:

What CXOs Think of Marketing:

At more and more organizations, marketing has become firmly established as a C-suite function.

 Unlocking Innovation Across the Organization: Key to Success in China’s Consumer Market

Unlocking Innovation Across the Organization: Key to Success in China’s Consumer Market

China is already the world’s largest e-commerce market— and is projected to command more than half of global e-commerce revenue by 2021.

Corporate leadership: lessons from professional service firms

Corporate leadership: lessons from professional service firms

Professional service firms are very different from other commercial enterprises. They typically lack the hard-nosed bottom line focus and hierarchical management structure of most companies.

Management in Korea

Management in Korea

Eugene Kim, Egon Zehnder's office leader in Seoul, is a regular contributor to The Korea Herald’s Management in Korea column. The following articles were originally published in The Korea Herald’s Management in Korea and are presented here with its permission.

CMO Redefined

CMO Redefined

“Cladogenesis” is a term used by evolutionary scientists to describe the relatively sudden division of an existing species into two or more separate lines – thus creating new species – often in response to radical change in the environment.

Selecting Your Digital Leader

Selecting Your Digital Leader

What are we doing about Digital Transformation? Trent Aulbaugh, Naveed Bandukwala, Andrea Kinder and Amitabh Sharma discuss how smart talent choices will help drive your Digital Transformation

Which CHRO is right for your company?

Which CHRO is right for your company?

Toward the best of both worlds: business savvy and functional mastery.

Take These 3 Steps to Ensure the Leadership Pipeline is Balanced

Take These 3 Steps to Ensure the Leadership Pipeline is Balanced

In my work in executive search, it is blessedly rare these days for discussions about leadership or board succession NOT to include the topic of diversity. The frequency and comfort level many corporate leaders now have discussing diversity is something to celebrate in and of itself.

Rajeev Vasudeva, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, participated in the #WEF2018 in Davos

Rajeev Vasudeva, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, participated in the #WEF2018 in Davos

Egon Zehnder’s CEO, Rajeev Vasudeva is participating in the #WEF2018 in Davos this week. Hear his reflections on “Reconciling the Leadership Paradox” while Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.

Investors Turn Up the Heat on Boardroom Gender Diversity

Investors Turn Up the Heat on Boardroom Gender Diversity

Over the past year, several sizable pension funds and proxy advisory firms have taken a more aggressive stance on gender diversity in the boardroom, threatening to withhold votes or even mount an opposition slate at companies thought to be making insufficient progress on this issue.

Fortune – How to Keep Search Firms from Poaching Your Best Talent

Fortune – How to Keep Search Firms from Poaching Your Best Talent

With the job market heating up and the unemployment rate at a new low, there are millions of jobs waiting for the right people to fill them. This is great news for employees, but how can management retain top talent and keep high performers from jumping ship?

Commentary: Why Silicon Valley Can’t Get Complacent About China

Commentary: Why Silicon Valley Can’t Get Complacent About China

Chinese tech companies have become innovation leaders in some key areas in technology, with truly global ambitions—and Silicon Valley is either too internally focused or complacent to realize it.

Family Gravity

Family Gravity

One of the fundamental challenges of any family business is maintaining the balance between “family” and “business.” Within the owning family, there will be the same complex, interpersonal dynamics and conflicting aspirations and priorities that occur in any other family.

Catherine Zhu's columns in the South China Morning Post

Catherine Zhu's columns in the South China Morning Post

Catherine Zhu, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder in Hong Kong, writes a monthly column in the careers section of the South China Morning Post, the city’s leading newspaper.

Food industry disruption spells opportunity for ingredients companies

Food industry disruption spells opportunity for ingredients companies

The combination of 3G Capital’s ongoing acquisitions, margin pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl and the expectations of activist investors has thrown consumer packaged goods companies in the food space squarely on the defensive.

Egon Zehnder’s Gizem Weggemans at The Indie Summit, “A Framework for Leadership”

Egon Zehnder’s Gizem Weggemans at The Indie Summit, “A Framework for Leadership”

“A Framework for Leadership” was the topic of Gizem Weggemans’ presentation at The Indie Summit at the Royal College of Physicians on 14th June in London. The Indie Summit is the only large-scale global conference and networking event exclusively for Owners, CEOs and Senior Directors of the world’s leading independent marketing and communications agencies.

Digital Is All About Leadership Dialogue

Digital Is All About Leadership Dialogue

In the digital age, companies in every industry must unleash a new wave of innovation – or be disrupted by aggressive new competitors. Digital is transforming everything from consumer behavior to employee engagement to the management of cities and infrastructure.

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