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Career Advice from Egon Zehnder's Akiba Smith-Francis

Egon Zehnder's Akiba Smith-Francis sat down with CLO Magazine for a Q&A on how she got into the coaching space and the lessons she’s carried with her throughout her career.

The CEO Magazine – Everything a New CEO Needs to Know

Is a new CEO equipped for their uniquely broad and demanding role? A 2018 report by Egon Zehnder suggests many are not. Four hundred and two CEOs from 11 countries were surveyed – and 273 of them admitted that, in hindsight, they weren’t fully prepared. Together, they are running companies with a total of US$2.6 trillion in sales.

You Can Take The M Out Of CMO But Your Marketing Skills Remain Steadfast To A Changing Role

Change is nothing new to the marketing function. In her latest Forbes piece, Egon Zehnder's Kristi Maynor discusses the necessary skills and traits for the next iteration of C(M)Os.

Poor Succession Planning Is a Major Cause of Problems in Family Companies

How family businesses can overcome egos and internal conflicts to find their next leader--and put a succession plan in place before it's too late.

No CEO is an Island

We often speak of CEOs as forces unto themselves, when in reality, there can be no CEO leaders without followers—and vice versa.

Changing the Face of CDMOs

As Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs) in the BioPharma space have boomed and broadened their capabilities in recent years, they have entered a more complex era that presents a host of new challenges.

Hyatt's Global Head of Digital on Leading a Digital Transformation

As part of Egon Zehnder's global survey on CDOs, Julia Van der Ploeg, Hyatt's Global Head of Digital, shares what it takes to lead a transformation role at a large-scale organization.

HR Executive - This is How to Really Set Your New Execs Up for Success

A detailed executive-onboarding strategy is key.

ICT Journal – Chief Digital Officer, a Role That Varies Dramatically

The Chief Digital Officer has grown tremendously since it was introduced to drive digital transformation. But what does the role actually entail?

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Philly-based Diversified Search Increases Revenues by the Millions, and Plans to Keep Expanding

As the country’s unemployment rate approaches record lows at about 3.8% and Americans place an ever greater value on their job security, corporations are finding it more challenging to fill their executive vacancies with a qualified, diverse set of individuals willing to switch jobs. And yet the difficulties associated with matching competent candidates with high-level corporate positions are a chronic test spanning decades.

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