Thought Leadership


The Resilient Executive

Many global executives get singled out for a promotion to a new leadership role each year because of the experience they've gained, the companies they've worked for and of course their performance in the management functions they've attended.Some are tapped - perhaps for the Chief Executive Officer's seat or an appointment to a Non-Executive Board chair - due to their exceptional reputation...
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The Data-Driven Decision Maker

Some global leaders credit a hunch, others cite an epiphany on the road to achieving another goal. Still others point to guts, character, intestinal fortitude or even a sense of desperation for leading them to some of the best decisions of their careers, however each of us can also recall those times when a mountain of evidence and the most careful calculated analysis led us down the path...
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Going Beyond Corporate Profits

A new and emerging breed of global Chief Executives is ushering in a populist sentiment that speaks to the mission statements of today's 21st Century corporations:The very best companies care about more than just profits.At a time when so many organisations are focused on measuring everything and making the most of big data to drive financial decisions, some are questioning whether...
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The Payback on Executive Coaching

Lots of global leaders these days are finding a unique form of value in their relationship with an executive coach. Not despite but rather because these talented leaders bring years of experience to their current corporate management roles, they understand that the right executive coach can help them uncover strategic blind spots and focus on what's most important for their enterprises as well...
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How A Managed Sense of Humour Helps

Humour is a lot of things. It's a reflection of our true self. It's a business tool used to earn trust, to lighten the mood of tense negotiations, and to bring some level of fun or even humility to a difficult or vexing discussion. Humour can help you clinch an important business deal or put a personal point on a telling story. But humour can also be misinterpreted. This suggests, particularly...
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Self-Confidence A Guiding Light For Executive Career Decisions

Success, it has been observed, is the sum total of the confident decisions you make. Whether at work, at home or when you may be deliberating the next chapter of your global executive career, the decisions you can make with a sense of inner strength and security are often the ones that will demand the very best of what you can give. Take the case of a highly successful global executive who has...
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The Disabling Power Of Corporate Inertia

Global executives will gather in a multitude of meeting rooms today to discuss big ideas and the emergence of significant business opportunities - never realising that their organisations are utterly incapable of realising them. That's because the power of corporate inertia - the incredible social, structural and political inside influences that protect "the way we do things around here...
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Global Leaders Need Their Own Talent Agenda

A variety of recent economic indicators show that global business leaders are spending as much as half of their time dealing with people issues inside their organizations. These span growing needs to recruit to fill key talent gaps and to develop human capital management strategies that will propel business growth to a range of compliance and regulatory issues relating to healthcare, data...
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Roadmap For An Uncertain Future

It's been said that if we could travel through time to experience part of the future, it wouldn't scare so many of us today. Many of us have already heard a litany of reasons to expect the unexpected as it relates to the future of our organizations, our communities and, from a purely technological point of view, our everyday lives. You may have already listened to some expert talk about our...
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The Gift of Gratitude

We're fast approaching the end of another calendar year and that brief, reflective period many global executives use for some serious thinking about their careers, families, lessons learned and making the most of the future. It's an important time for many of us, because it's when we set and reset our own personal and professional agendas for the coming year. We set goals for ourselves...
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