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Egon Zehnder asked over 400 of the world’s top CEOs what it means to be an effective leader today
Corporate leadership development programs aren’t working. Less than a quarter of executives at the organizations that have them think they’re effective. Evaluations of managers at thousands of corporations suggest that 72% have what it takes to grow into C-suite roles. How can we bridge the gap between this raw talent and executive success?
Onboarding is an apt term for how many companies support new leaders’ transitions, because – like helping someone onto a ship – there’s not much more to the process than bringing the executive safely on deck. From there on, he or she is expected to know what to do or sort it out with little or no guidance.
Egon Zehnder tracked gender and international diversity on boards around the world for the past 14 years. Where do 44 countries stack up?
Simone Stebler, an Egon Zehnder consultant and one of the leading experts on diversity and inclusion in Switzerland, sat down with CNNMoney Switzerland to discuss her ideas about how women can break the glass ceiling.
Egon Zehnder introduced Leaders & Daughters in March 2015 in London to provide a forum for addressing both the gender divide and the opportunity gap faced by the next generation of women leaders. By bringing together highly accomplished leaders and their daughters and mentees, we addressed the opportunities, challenges, obstacles and ideals of women leaders – and began to pave a path for positive change. Join the conversation by using #LeadersandDaughters.
Entrepreneur and Internet visionary Esther Dyson on trust and risk in cyberspace.
“If there is anything that will destroy resilience, then it is hope dashed and dashed again.”
Veteran executive recruiter Karl Alleman, managing partner of Egon Zehnder’s U.S. practice, has a particularly good vantage point on this.
At more and more organizations, marketing has become firmly established as a C-suite function.
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.
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.
How to keep the family business vibrant across generations.
In an interview with CERAWEEK, Steven Goodman, consultant at Egon Zehnder in Houston and leader of the North American Energy Practice, talks about CEOs in energy and stresses the importance of professional CEO succession planning and grooming future leaders.
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.
“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.
In recent years oil and gas companies have applied innovative technologies to make discoveries of vast new hydrocarbon resources. If only it were that easy for them to deal with a dire challenge above ground: identifying and training a new generation of qualified and prepared executives who are ready and willing to lead oil and gas companies at this pivotal time in the industry’s history.
Toward the best of both worlds: business savvy and functional mastery.
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.
Companies with global aspirations require boards with global capability. So why don’t their boards reflect this new strategic direction? The findings of the 2014 Egon Zehnder Global Board Index™ reveal a Global Capability Gap, named by Egon Zehnder to describe the disparity between a company’s global footprint and the global experience of board members.
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.
“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.
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.
Karena Strella and James Martin on the traits that really promise great leadership.
China’s digital titans have already revolutionized online retail. Now they are reinventing traditional, offline retail—with huge implications for all.