Thought Leadership


Are You Ready For Today's Boardroom?

One of the signpost markers of a truly successful executive career is getting a call to serve on a company's non-executive board of directors. It is a call few receive but many others hope to get. It is a public recognition not only of your extensive business experience but also of your professional standing, your peer network and your keen intellect and penchant for sound business judgment.
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The Hallmarks Of An Extraordinary Team

Research the chemistry and growth of some of the world's most successful companies and you will quickly observe that the quality of people and of corporate leadership made all the difference in the organisation's formative years. Yet beyond the transformative idea, whether related to breakthrough products, services or technology is the powerful role of teamwork and team play.
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When Bad Things Happen To Great Executives

Where might your executive career land if your company was the subject of a hostile takeover? Or sunk by a bankruptcy filing or liquidation? Or the very latest to see its voluminous customer data breached and its brand significantly devalued? Or caught in some kind of media scandal?
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A Matter of Executive Focus

Where are you focused right now? It's a rather simple question that opens up a complex issue for many of today's global executives. Your focus as a leader is uniquely your own. But it's also the subject of others' attention as they look for cues to what motivates you, how and with whom you're spending your time, and which levers you're pulling to deliver bottom-line results
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The Performance Power Of Shared Experience

If you've ever been invited to join an exciting corporate team-building retreat, you may already relate to the kind of transformative performance potential of sharing an experience with peers and colleagues beyond the social and physical walls that separate people in organisations. If done right, these adventures into the unknown - and often, far outside participants' comfort zones...
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How Succession Uncertainty Impacts Performance

There is always a cost associated with uncertainty. That is especially true when it comes to today's global organisations and any lack of preparedness and clarity when it comes to management succession. Few lines of conversation spread across a global business enterprise faster than questions and whispers about who's going to assume the leader's role.
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Levelling The Playing Field For Women Leaders

The corporate status quo simply isn't working for women leaders. The lingering inequity for the most senior of female global executives moved Norway to require at least 40 percent of public company boards members to be women. The disparity of compensation between men and women in the same roles has once again begun to creep into the American political dialogue as presidential candidates assess...
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Time Management More Important For Global Executives

The pressures of global leadership continue to escalate. Every day, they demand more from senior corporate leaders. They require more in terms of technical understanding, market savvy and competitive intelligence. And they take more from leaders who can only accomplish so much in a day.It is for these reasons that effective time management has risen dramatically on the needs list...
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Drawing The Line On Personal Conduct

A significant body of organisational research affirms how esprit de corps (that sense of unity and commitment to a task or cause) and camaraderie (the comradeship or fellowship developed between peers and colleagues) preordains team performance. There is even some suggestion, that the level of personal intimacy - right the grateful pat on the shoulder, the frequency of thanking others...
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Time For A Talent Assessment

Global executives with lots to do and real pressures to perform would be well served to take some time out from day-to-day firefighting tasks to assess the quality and sustainability of their current team...before it's too late. The competition for executive talent is escalating. Pressure on compensation is rising, along with expectations among the most sought-after candidates...
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