Going deeper: Why the future of leadership is beneath the surface

Viewed in Spencer Stuart What are your “beneath the surface” leadership traits? It may not be a question you are asked routinely, if ever. But there are such traits, and Chicago-based management consulting and executive search firm Spencer Stuart addresses them in this intriguing new report. Working harder and faster It turns out your beneath… More

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The Working Future: More Human, Not Less

Viewed in Bain & Company In 2022, you would be hard-pressed to find any major business book, study, or article whose thesis is that the future of the workforce is likely going to fairly indistinguishable from how it existed in the recent past. Experts can get it wrong There has emerged a nearly monolithic thesis… More

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The Power of a Challenger Mindset

Viewed in Russell Reynolds Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the world’s top five executive search firms, expanded its mission to include management consulting, and that expansion is reflected in a growing number of impressive and constructive reports, surveys, and articles that the firm now routinely releases. Challengers explore unconventional ways One of the more recent… More

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Inclusive cultures have healthier and happier workers

Viewed in BCG Boston Consulting Group (BCG), currently the world’s second largest management consulting firm, takes a close look at the ongoing challenge of inclusiveness in work environments in this survey and accompanying article, and it includes some good news: In an age where a sense of inclusiveness is important among employees, the firm’s October… More

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Psychological safety: Digging deep within

Viewed in EgonZehnder Before 1990, the phrase “psychological safety” did not exist in business phraseology. Defining psychological safety In this EgonZehnder article the authors draw its definition from a book, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety, by business strategist Timothy R. Clark, who defined it as “a condition in which human beings feel included, safe… More

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It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Viewed in McKinsey & Company We most definitely are in era where the idea of “reimagining things” has gained hold. Reimagining That includes, as this report by management consultant giant McKinsey contends, the way we work. There is, as McKinsey documents, historical precedent for these evolutions of this nature. “In the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution… More

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Rethinking the board’s role in strategy, risk and culture

Viewed in Russell Reynolds Associates There seems a singular common denominator running through most business analysis and commentary these days: Business is changing rapidly and hugely, and it will never again be the same.  For the most part, it is the global pandemic, which now has taken over four million lives, that is cited as… More

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Agility for the Long Term

Viewed in Heidrick & Struggles It is not particularly common to see over ninety percent of executives agree on anything these days. Need for Agility But such consensus does exist on one perceived business necessity: the need for agility in business management. Heidrick & Struggles, the Chicago-headquartered executive search giant, surveyed executives and found, in… More

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The COVID-19 talent trends that organizations need to look out for

Viewed in Zinnov. Widely reported, the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing the way employees around the world are working. With these changes, companies are gaining a newfound recognition of the need for various skill sets and technologies. This Zinnov.com article identifies four such trends. #1 Employee Digital Engagement First, while technology has always driven many… More

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