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At MWC 2018, Mobile Meets the Future

The 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona had an optimism that set it apart from the gatherings of recent years. This was largely due to advances in making 5G a reality and the rapid evolution of the array of businesses that depend on a robust mobile sector.

Egon Zehnder’s Gizem Weggemans at The Indie Summit, “A Framework for Leadership”

“A Framework for Leadership” was the topic of Gizem Weggemans’ presentation at The Indie Summit at the Royal College of Physicians on 14th June in London. The Indie Summit is the only large-scale global conference and networking event exclusively for Owners, CEOs and Senior Directors of the world’s leading independent marketing and communications agencies.

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.

Turning Potential into Success – The Missing Link in Leadership Development

Corporate leadership development programs aren’t working. Less than a quarter of executives at the organizations that have them think they’re effective. Evaluations of managers at thousands of corporations suggest that 72% have what it takes to grow into C-suite roles. How can we bridge the gap between this raw talent and executive success?

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?

Building Highly Effective Teams

Egon Zehnder’s Istanbul office recently convened a group of Turkey-based HR leaders from various sectors for a series of breakfast discussions focused on the importance of team building. Accompanied by the Office Leader Murat Yesildere’s presentation on “Building Highly Effective Leadership Teams”, the participants were very forthcoming creating an open dialogue where they shared their experiences and perspectives on team effectiveness.

Tomorrow’s healthcare leaders must be different

Disruption in healthcare will continue to be profound, widespread and unpredictable, regardless of what ultimately happens with the Affordable Care Act, or the recently introduced American Health Care Act of 2017.

GE’s 20-Year Succession Plan

GE’s announcement on June 12 that John Flannery would be the next CEO of the massive Boston-based conglomerate was a decision 20 years in the making.

“Rethinking HR” – Daring to Drive Change

Why things are changing for HR is described in an article in the German-language Harvard Business Manager magazine (July 2017)

Finanz und Wirtschaft – Firms Base Pay for Performance on New Benchmarks

Pay for Performance traditionally means that CEO compensation is tied to a company’s fortunes, reports the Swiss financial daily Finanz und Wirtschaft.

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