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NACD – Today’s Board Member: Activist, Strategist, Counselor

More than ever, organization leaders need committed counselors—individuals who will push them to greater heights and encourage them to pursue transformation.

Activist, Strategist, Counselor: Today’s Board Member

More than ever, organization leaders need committed counselors – individuals who will push them to greater heights and encourage them to pursue transformation. They need objective individuals who can advise, envision and strategize for long-term success.

The Economic Times – Today is the Age of the Humble, Vulnerable CEO

Leaders had an information arbitrage earlier, but now information is readily available to everybody and that is reducing the power centres, Rajeev Vasudeva, global chief executive at executive search and leadership firm Egon Zehnder, tells Saumya Bhattacharya.

Corporate leadership: lessons from professional service firms

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.

Management in Korea

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.

Digital Is All About Leadership Dialogue

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.

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical to ensure that portfolio company management teams have the right capabilities to execute against their investment theses. Though in many cases the underlying premise will lie in backing an existing management team, it is increasingly common for private equity firms to bring in a new CFO early in the lifespan of an investment.

Responsible for Everything, Owner of Nothing: Finding the Right Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff role is perhaps the trickiest hire for a chief executive to make.

South China Morning Post – Two-Pizza Rule Helps Companies to Start-Up or Scale Up

Big businesses are often slow to adapt and innovate, while start-ups struggle to build teams and systems to scale up their businesses. How can firms break this mould? By learning from one another, writes Egon Zehnder’s Catherine Zhu in the Career Doctors section of the South China Morning Post.

CEO Net Present Value

Before a company acquires an expensive new piece of capital equipment, the board will vigorously scrutinize assumptions, payback times and contribution to enterprise value – assigning a net present value. What if this expensive new piece of equipment is the CEO?