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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.

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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The Biggest Missed Opportunity at Davos 2019

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

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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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Think Like An Activist

Activist proposals have long been viewed as something to resist, even fear, but a new strain of thinking has become part of the debate. Boards are now looking at activist themes to inspire their own actions – as both an offense and defense strategy.

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Lack of Digital Leaders a Key 2019 Risk for Miners

The mining and metals industry has expanded its use of automated and digital technology, but now it faces a shortage of digital executives who can effectively manage these tools.

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Transformation At The Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

In her latest Forbes CMO Summit article, Kristi Maynor shares stories of personal transformation, business transformation and the cultural shift towards rewarding risk discussed at the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit.

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Curiosity is the Key to Professional Growth

Egon Zehnder's Gizem Weggemans discusses what it takes to be a well-rounded communication leader in today’s market.

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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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Our Culture is Our Secret Sauce

Egon Zehnder’s Benito Cachinero in conversation with Workday SVP, People and Performance Evangelist Greg Pryor on how culture is the key to delivering for employees and clients alike.

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The changing face of power

Global CEO practice leader Kati Najipoor-Schütte explains the role of power in top management today, and what the inner workings of a leadership personality have to do with this, in an article for the Harvard Business Manager Special Edition “Macht” (Power).

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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.

Building or Overhauling Your Start-up Board

Building or Overhauling Your Start-up Board

Early stage companies tend to be innovative, entrepreneurial and willing to take risks. The founders of these companies often view a corporate Board as the construct that comes in to stall their innovative spirit; the equivalent of your parents accompanying you on your first date.

Women's Leadership: Why Do Our Women Leaders Have More Potential?

Women's Leadership: Why Do Our Women Leaders Have More Potential?

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, senior adviser Claudio Fernández-Araoz discusses the theme of women's leadership based on a survey conducted by Egon Zehnder.

Chairwoman Jill Ader On the Impact of Leaders & Daughters

Chairwoman Jill Ader On the Impact of Leaders & Daughters

This International Women's Day, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Egon Zehnder’s 5th annual Leaders & Daughters event series, Power Moves: A New Generation of Women Transforms Leadership.

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

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.

Power Moves: Redefining Leadership by Gender, Generations, and Geographies

Power Moves: Redefining Leadership by Gender, Generations, and Geographies

We surveyed 2,500 women and men at various leadership stages to see how they defined great leadership, the importance of a diverse organization, and how they prioritize and balance their professional and personal lives.

Celebrating Five Years of Leaders & Daughters

Celebrating Five Years of Leaders & Daughters

In 2019, we celebrate five years of convening Leaders & Daughters events, aimed to address the needs and requirements of the next generation of female leaders. We have brought together more than 6,000 leaders, daughters and mentees through our 85 events around the world.

Think Like An Activist

Think Like An Activist

Activist proposals have long been viewed as something to resist, even fear, but a new strain of thinking has become part of the debate. Boards are now looking at activist themes to inspire their own actions – as both an offense and defense strategy.

Lack of Digital Leaders a Key 2019 Risk for Miners

Lack of Digital Leaders a Key 2019 Risk for Miners

The mining and metals industry has expanded its use of automated and digital technology, but now it faces a shortage of digital executives who can effectively manage these tools.

Transformation At The Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Transformation At The Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

In her latest Forbes CMO Summit article, Kristi Maynor shares stories of personal transformation, business transformation and the cultural shift towards rewarding risk discussed at the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit.

Curiosity is the Key to Professional Growth

Curiosity is the Key to Professional Growth

Egon Zehnder's Gizem Weggemans discusses what it takes to be a well-rounded communication leader in today’s market.

The Biggest Missed Opportunity at Davos: Forging Real Connections

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.

Our Culture is Our Secret Sauce

Our Culture is Our Secret Sauce

Egon Zehnder’s Benito Cachinero in conversation with Workday SVP, People and Performance Evangelist Greg Pryor on how culture is the key to delivering for employees and clients alike.

Semiconductor Talent Leaders Share the Top Challenges Facing the Industry

Semiconductor Talent Leaders Share the Top Challenges Facing the Industry

Egon Zehnder’s Global Semiconductor Practice Group assembled a group of human resources executives from some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies for a dinner conversation focused on the trends and challenges facing the industry.

2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who's Really On Board?

2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who's Really On Board?

Egon Zehnder tracked gender and international diversity on boards around the world for the past 14 years. Where do 44 countries stack up?

Addressing the Gender Disparity Problem in the Modern Workplace

Addressing the Gender Disparity Problem in the Modern Workplace

Egon Zehnder's Loula Lefkaritis discusses the chances of achieving parity in our lifetimes in a panel session at the Milken Institute in London.

The changing face of power

The changing face of power

Global CEO practice leader Kati Najipoor-Schütte explains the role of power in top management today, and what the inner workings of a leadership personality have to do with this, in an article for the Harvard Business Manager Special Edition “Macht” (Power).

Egon Zehnder's First Lady

Egon Zehnder's First Lady

Chairwoman Jill Ader discusses the future of leadership in a feature with Wirtschaft Magazine.

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