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Handelszeitung – Governance norms are no carte blanche

Daniel Daeniker, a partner at the renowned law firm Homburger, recently addressed the issue of whether there are drawbacks when a former CEO joins the board of directors of their company, perhaps even becoming its chair. He advocated adopting a best practice approach, as opposed to a more rigid interpretation of international governance concepts. Let me elaborate on that: That leaders need some form of governance is a given. Anyone under no obligation to respect certain principles risks putting themselves first and the company’s welfare second. The question is to what extent top managers are involved when a company defines its code of governance.

Master Complexity Before it Masters You

As companies move from short-term crisis management to the task of recovery and reimagination, it will be critical for leaders to distill and “bottle” the essence of the culture shift that has occurred during the crisis.

Agility and Innovation Required: What Else Can I Do?

What are innovative companies doing to help with the well-being and mental state of their leaders and employees?

The CEO Insights Series

The CEO Insights Series shares our latest and best thinking on the most definitive topics affecting CEO leadership and performance today.

A Tale of Two Decades: How Global Crises Have Changed CEO Succession in the Mining Industry

New research shows nearly 4 out of 5 mining CEOs hired since 2010 were internal appointments, a significant increase over the prior decade.

Navigating Rough Seas – How CEOs are Preparing for Turbulent Times Ahead

As the battle against the global pandemic wages on, CEOs are confronted with a new set of challenges that require not only their intellect and steadfast determination, but also their humanity, vulnerability and humility.

A Rising Tide: Creating Inclusive Systems of Leadership Selection

Since the country erupted in racial protests in early June, many CEOs have taken a visible public stand against systemic racism, pledging to do their part in helping dismantle it. But until executive leadership of the world's top companies better reflect the diversity of talent in the population at large, these public commitments won't work.

First-time CEOs in the Pandemic: How to Engage with the Frontline, Honor the Past and Build an Organization of Purpose

Highlights from a recent digital gathering with new external successor Chief Executive Officers, hosted by Egon Zehnder.

“This is the Time to Shine”

Biopharma supply chain leaders have the attention of the CEO and Board – now what?

The Road Ahead for CEOs: Shifting Identity to Enable Change

CEOs have stepped up like never before to do their part in accelerating the movement for justice and reconciliation forward.

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