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Digirupt.io – New Survey of First Generation of CDOs Show They Have Aspirations for the Corner Office

Egon Zehnder’s new survey of Chief Digital Officers paints an ambitious future for the first generation of emerging creative leaders. The study taps into the mindset of 107 digital executives in global industries, providing key insights into the roles they aspire to take on. Most notably, the role of CEO.

Becker’s Hospital Review – CDOs Spend More Time Evangelizing Than Digitizing, Study Shows

Though the focal point of responsibility of current Chief Digital Officers resides in driving digital monetization, many admit they spend equally as much time strategizing digital solutions rather than implementing them.

People Management - The HR Guide to Being Business Savvy

It’s never been more important for HR to demonstrate commercial awareness. But what does that mean in reality, and how does the profession overcome its traditional disconnect from business metrics?

The Times – Today’s New Chief Executives Can Set an Example for Us All

Many people think that the structure and ownership of a business affects the pressures their leaders face. It is certainly true that the need for a publicly listed company to be accountable to its shareholders and customers means that short-term difficulties can quickly derail a chief executive’s carefully planned long-term strategy.

Financial Times - Egon Zehnder's Jill Ader: Challenging Partnership Traditions

In an exclusive interview with the Financial Times, Egon Zehnder Chairwoman Jill Ader discusses Egon Zehnder's commitment to diversity, the changing state of leadership, and being the first woman Chair of any executive search firm.

TechRepublic – Top Challenges for CDOs

Providing measurable and attainable business objectives, balancing tactical and strategic initiatives and experimenting with progressive digital technology are key tips to emerging as a successful Chief Digital Officer.

Fast Company – We Need More Humble Leaders. Here's How to Get Them.

Humble individuals often do not see themselves as great leaders that can lead to misconceptions about their abilities and cause them to slip by unnoticed. In reality, this is not an issue of capability, but one of identity, which is something that leaders can develop.

Wharton Business Radio — Human Resource Secrets

Benito Cachinero shares how leaders successfully run their large companies, from day-to-day responsibilities to developing an overarching human capital strategy.

Handelsblatt - The Chief Huntress

For the first time ever, there’s a woman at the helm of Egon Zehnder. Ader, who hails from the UK, is out to reform the firm.

Bloomberg – Need Female Board Members? Chile's Government Has a List for You

Some corporate executives made such a fuss about not being able to find enough women to diversify their boardrooms that the Chilean government came up with a list of 136 candidates to help them out.

CBC News – How Canada Stacks Up on Women's Representation on Corporate Boards

Having formal board evaluations, setting term and age limits, and implementing a gender diversity policy are some ways corporations can make progress in diversifying corporate boards.

Bloomberg – Want to Empower Female Executives? Pay Up

In 1989, feminist Arlie Russell Hochschild argued that working women go home to work a “second shift,” performing the majority of the labor involved in caring for their homes and children. That’s not the only extra shift working women are doing.

World IP Review – Women in the Boardroom: Diversity Matters

The principle is simple—diversity matters to business. But despite the focus on gender diversity and inclusion, efforts promoting them have had limited success, and diversity improvements remain incremental.

Economic Times India – Main challenge is retaining high-potential women at work

Women and men define great leadership similarly, but there are distinct differences across generations, according to a recent survey by Egon Zehnder.

Handelszeitung - More and More Diversity Projects

Simone Stebler discusses diversity, HR-Tech and why bosses need to be more approachable.

Atlanta Business Chronicle – Atlanta Forms Advisory Board on Technology Issues

The Atlanta Chief Information Officer Advisory Board will work with the City of Atlanta Information Management team to look for ways to improve the city's digital connections.

The Wall Street Journal – MGM Bets on Departing Volvo Digital Chief to Boost Non-Casino Business

Atif Rafiq, chief digital officer at Volvo, plans to join MGM Resorts International as president of commercial and growth, helping guide the casino and hotel company’s expansion of digital services and technology modernization.

Chief Executive – How To Build And Maintain Trust In The Age Of Volatility

How leaders need to model behaviors to build and maintain trust within organizations.

Yahoo! Finance — A New Generation of Women Transforms Leadership

On Yahoo! Finance, Cynthia Soledad discusses Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters series and what future generations look for in a leader.

The Better Question – How Can More Women Become Architects of the Digital World?

Despite digital as a concept being gender-agnostic, the workforce that sits behind the design and execution, and implementation, has a bias toward men.

The Economic Times – Corporate India Tweaks Variables for Solving Gender Diversity Equation

India Inc is working hard to improve the gender diversity equation, especially at the top deck.

CNN Money Switzerland – "Courageous Voices Are Needed" to Close the Gender Gap

Simone Stebler says the situation may change with millennials.

Harvard Business Review – Women of Color Get Less Support at Work. Here’s How Managers Can Change That.

Few executives have all the competencies desired for leadership roles, so it is important to widen the candidate pool by recruiting based on potential as well as past experience and qualifications.

Business Insider Prime – Vanguard Hires Brent Beardsley as Chief Strategy Officer

The role of chief strategy officer is increasingly important for large asset managers, Egon Zehnder's Arnaud Tesson told Business Insider.

Forbes – Why Diverse Boards Matter

Having a diverse board is more just than a matter of optics.

Harvard Business Review – You’ve Committed to Increasing Gender Diversity on Your Board. Here’s How to Make it Happen.

Boards can’t just add one woman and expect real change in the way they operate. You need at least three female directors, a critical mass that Egon Zehnder calls the “magic number” in its 2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker. With at least two female colleagues, women are more likely to speak up and be heard.

Forbes – 4 Rules For Accepting A Stretch Assignment

Egon Zehnder’s survey of 823 international executives found that 71% of senior leaders said stretch assignments had the biggest impact on unleashing their potential.

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