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The CFO’s Second Act: Succession Planning Matters

Egon Zehnder Consultant James Stark emphasizes the importance of reflection for CFOs considering retirement, advising them to think about what is most important to them, not just taking the expected next step.

Why The CFO’s Role And Ambitions Are Getting Broader

Egon Zehnder's latest study shows that the role of CFOs is expanding to help CEOs manage complex, growing companies. CFOs are now more involved in corporate strategy, investor relations, and market analysis.

The Selling of AI

Egon Zehnder's Mayuri Patel and Gowri Rao discuss the talent needed to sell and market AI. (Note that this article may be behind a paywall and require a subscription.)

Cyber Stakes Climb as Nation-States Target U.S. Companies

As cyber risks rise, board members must have a level of cybersecurity knowledge in the same way they do financials, Egon Zehnder's Will Houston shared. (Note that this article may be behind a paywall and require a subscription.)

More women make it on to US company boards but fewer reach the C-suite

Egon Zehnder's Chuck Gray highlights that diversity remains a priority for boards and how a drop in CEO diversity impacts board diversity. (Note that this article may be behind a paywall and require a subscription.)

The Talent Challenges in EMEA’s Growing Data Center Industry

The rapid growth of EMEA's data center industry has created a pressing demand for skilled talent. Addressing the challenges in attracting and retaining this talent is crucial for sustaining the sector's expansion. Read more on DCD.

Demystifying the Path to Board Service

Joining a board is pinnacle in many leaders' careers, but there is no one way to get there. Egon Zehnder's Chuck Gray shares some practical advice.

Landing the CEO seat has become a lot harder for CFOs

In a conversation with Egon Zehnder consultant James Stark, Fortune delved into the obstacles that financial chiefs encounter on their journey to the top spot, as well as strategies to surmount them.

Considerations for German Companies Eyeing the US Market

As German firms explore opportunities in the U.S. market, factors like cultural nuances and business risks come into play. Egon Zehnder's Manuel Waenke offers insights on navigating hiring practices, defining employee profiles, and determining compensation strategies to ensure success while avoiding common pitfalls. (Note that this article may be behind a paywall and require a subscription.)

82% of CFOs Say Their Role Has Grown Significantly: Report

Egon Zehnder's latest global survey underscores a widespread trend: CFOs are witnessing a significant expansion in their roles over the past five years, marking a shift in the finance function's scope and impact. (Note that this article may be behind a paywall and require a subscription.)

Why more CFOs are becoming CEOs

60% of CFOs now aspire to CEO positions, driven by the expanding role of CFOs beyond finance into areas like corporate strategy, sustainability, and data analytics, Egon Zehnder study shows. (Note that this article may be behind a paywall and require a subscription.)

CFOs' Expanded Role Fostering Aspirations to CEO Job: Study

As CFOs navigated the shifts during the pandemic, they have accumulated the skills, and for some, new aspirations, for the top CEO role, a new Egon Zehnder study reveals.

The Art Of The Question: Why The Best Leaders Listen, Ask And Repeat

Egon Zehnder consultant Lindsay Trout delves into an invaluable trait shared by successful leaders who inspire their teams to achieve great things: being great listeners who ask a lot of thoughtful questions.

Navigating Responsible Implementation of Data Ethics in the Age of AI

AI can be trained on historical data that contains biases, so when it comes to deployments such as in AI-based credit scores, there could be biases towards certain groups that perpetuate long-term financial inequality,” says Christoph Wollersheim, a member of Egon Zehnder’s Services Practice and Artificial Intelligence practice.

CFO Role is Bigger Than Ever, New Global Survey Reveals

New Egon Zehnder study sheds light on how the CFO role is evolving, highlighting how new complexities across environmental, social, and governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate strategy are driving sweeping change - and opportunity - within their role.

How Technology Can Reduce Burnout Among Women in STEM

SpiceWorks discusses how women in STEM can feel more supported, citing Egon Zehnder research that reveals higher rates of burnout among women, attributing it to the dual burden of professional stress, societal expectations, and holding a leading role in their home life as a mother or core caretakers.

Forget Fomo – it’s all about Fobo now, says Egon Zehnder chairman

At the recently concluded World Economic Forum’s Davos meeting, so much of the discussion centred on generative artificial intelligence (AI), and the impact it is having on industry and the world.

Distilling ESG drivers of enterprise value and the role of corporate boards

Corporate boards significantly influence the perceptions through their oversight duties of how much enterprise value creation comes from non-financial resources - many of which correspond to some key skills gaps inside the boardroom, which Egon Zehnder's Lisa Blais highlights.

CIOs for hire shift focus as clients tackle cyber, AI rollouts

Amid enterprise resource constraints, interim and fractional CIOs lead longer-term strategies.

Seventy-three percent of business leaders are ill-equipped for AI transformation: Research

A new Egon Zehnder report, in partnership with Kearney, finds that AI's rapid growth is a contributing factor, with 73% of those surveyed feeling limited by time, people, and money.

Lessons from Large Family Firms About Choosing a CEO

Research shows that large family businesses had much better succession practices than their nonfamily counterparts, and they outperformed on several measures after new appointees took the reins.

AI is coming for all our jobs... Or is it?

Burcu Bicakci on the opportunities, challenges, and the role leaders will play in ensuring their organizations are ready for Artificial Intelligence.

Headhunters Point Out the Biggest Opportunities in 2024

For Angela Pegas, CFO searches could be on the rise in 2024 due to a potential rise in IPOs, which will demand increased expertise on products, risk, growth, tech, and a disruptive mindset.

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