The CSO role has become much more strategic, taking responsibility for broader business transformation, explains Catherine Zhu, Global Head of Egon Zehnder's Sustainability Practice.
The absence of well-run DE&I efforts is a business risk that boards should strongly consider.
Well-run diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives can yield many benefits, but on the other hand, poorly resourced DE&I efforts can put a business at risk and hinder progress, as consultants Chuck Gray and Cynthia Soledad discuss.
Governments around the world have introduced laws that require plain language in public communications. Directors in the corporate world could benefit from similar efforts, consultant William Houston discusses.
Making leadership appointment processes more inclusive starts with the role of the people involved in the search process, Silvia Wiesner explores, drawing from "Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments."
Egon Zehnder's Natascha van Boetzelaer discusses digital talent on the Business Leader podcast.
In a 2021 Egon Zehnder study, more than 7 in 10 C-suite professionals said that remote workers might be passed over for leadership roles because they weren’t in the office.
Chuck Gray and Cynthia Soledad share strategies for boards and executive teams to avoid and overcome common pitfalls in DEI efforts.
Egon Zehnder's Sarah van Dyck has confirmed that Anthropologies' former CEO Hillary Super will succeed Rihanna as the CEO of Savage X Fenty.
Egon Zehnder consultants Ângela Pêgas and Bruno Carrasco believe considering potential is just as important as technical skills when hiring for a CFO.
Egon Zehnder's Murat Yesildere discusses how gender inequality could be resolved through men in the second episode of 'We Are Opening the Sound'.
Egon Zehnder's Chair Michael & CEO Ed, said "Our impressive financial results for FY 2022 are a testament to our unwavering commitment to our clients."
Egon Zehnder's insights on board readiness; key focus on corporate governance & ESG, tech's strategic importance, and women representation in boards.
Egon Zehnder appoints Charles Gray as Co-Leader of U.S. CEO & Board Practice with Lisa Blais to leverage global best practices, perspectives, & tools.
Egon Zehnder's Global Board Diversity Tracker shows rapid progress in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and rise of female leadership in top ranks.
Pallavi Kathuria, partner at Egon Zehnder speaks with the Economic Times about the job market.
Catherine Zhu, head of the sustainability practice, discusses the green jobs available for students and the workforce at large with the Financial Times.
North American Tech Officers Co-Leader Karena Man discusses tech title evolution as tech leaders seek modern roles, amidst CTO/CIO overlaps.
Cynthia Soledad, who co-leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practice at Egon Zehnder, emphasizes the importance of support and psychological safety for DE&I officers, in response to claims who linked the diversity of Silicon Valley Bank to its collapse.
Rachael De Renzy Channer, Egon Zehnder's Global Head of Sustainability explains how the changing role of the CSO is transforming business. “As we see businesses trying to integrate sustainability, we’re seeing the role open up more to people who are strategic, people who are transformers, change agents, disrupters, versus perhaps the subject matter experts that were running it before.”
Many companies still give too little time and focus to helping new leaders succeed. If you have a new manager coming soon, the best way to offer your support is to guide them up the learning curve. Based on our firm's research on why onboarding leaders often fails, the authors offer practical recommendations for how to help your new manager learn about the organization, the team, and the culture.
Egon Zehnder's Namrita Jhangiani and Govind Iyer help smoothen the CEO transition of nonprofit Educate Girls. Maharshi Vaishnav, former COO, took over from founder Safeena Husain in 2022, facilitated by a "rigorous 12-month programme" to create a "formal process of transition along with a board subcommittee".
Egon Zehnder's Calvin Yee and Ashley Harding were named as top recruiters in media and entertainment by Business Insider.
Gucci has found a successor for Alessandro Michele, who left in November 2022 after a seven-year run. Jean Vigneron, consultant at executive search company Egon Zehnder, says: “Kering has a track record of betting on designers who are unknown to the public. (...) We can assume that the arrival of Sabato De Sarno dovetails with Kering’s strategy for Gucci to elevate the brand and shift to a more classic and formal silhouette.”
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