Essential traits for mastering leadership in 2024

Viewed in HRDirector Thom Dennis, CEO of Serenity in Leadership, outlines key insights for executives navigating the evolving leadership landscape. 1. Courage and resilience amid change: Leaders are called upon to make strategic, bold decisions aligned with long-term visions, fostering courage and resilience in the face of ongoing global challenges. 2. Leading through uncertainty: Combatting… More

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Enhancing collaboration of Senior Advisors

Viewed in Russell Reynolds Integrating senior advisors is becoming common practice among private infrastructure firms, following the approach used in private equity. Insights, Expertise and Leadership These advisors bring valuable insights, networks, and expertise that complement the skills of firm professionals and portfolio leaders. However, the lack of a standardized model for engaging senior advisors… More

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The evolving role of Chief Data Officers

Viewed in Egon Zehnder The article by Egon Zehnder sheds light on the evolving role of Chief Data Officers (CDOs) and their increasing importance in driving business transformation and innovation beyond data protection. CDOs are responsible for managing and protecting this critical asset, ensuring compliance with data regulations, and safeguarding against cyber threats. CDOs have… More

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Five ways to maximize your board’s impact

Viewed in McKinsey The McKinsey article provides valuable insights on how boards of directors can enhance their effectiveness and create a lasting positive impact on the organizations they govern. Often, boards are preoccupied with short-term performance, but to create sustainable value, they must focus on the organization’s long-term health and resilience. To increase their long-term… More

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Young leaders are shaping the future of organizations

Viewed in Egon Zehnder The article highlights that younger generations are increasingly assuming leadership roles and bringing fresh perspectives to organizations. As digital natives, they possess a deep understanding of technology and its potential for transforming businesses. Fresh, Inclusive and collaborative Young leaders are driving a cultural shift within organizations by promoting inclusive and collaborative… More

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The CFOs evolving roles

Viewed in Egon Zender Discover the critical attributes and skills that modern Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) must possess to succeed in today’s business landscape. In an insightful article from Ângela Pêgas and Bruno Carrasco, learn how the role of CFOs has evolved beyond traditional financial management, requiring them to play a more strategic role in… More

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The leadership journey

Viewed in Harvard Business Review Change is hard, but it’s essential in order to become a great leader. Learn how you can use practical advice and tips on your journey toward becoming an empowering leader. The authors Herminia Ibarra, Claudius A. Hildebrand, and Sabine Vinck from Spencer & Stuart discuss the changing expectations of executives in… More

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Is your boss ‘quiet firing’ you?

Viewed in Business Insider  In our best reads for August 2022 a few weeks ago, we featured an overview of a new and largely unknown trend emerging among Generation Z workers. Quiet quitting Now largely finished with their post-secondary educations, they are beginning to enter the workforce en masse— and their workplace idiosyncrasies are proving… More

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How CEOs Make Complex Decisions—Even When They Don’t Have All the Intel

Viewed in Russell Reynolds With dozens of offices in over two dozen countries, it is fair to say that management consulting firm Russell Reynolds, founded in 1969, interacts with a vast number of chief executive officers. The management consulting behemoth observes in this article, authored by five Russell Reynolds professionals, that the demands on today’s… More

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How B2B Companies Can Break Through the Thought Leadership Glut in 2022

Viewed in Edelman In recent decades and especially in the past few years, companies across industries, and especially those engaged in business-to-business sales of products or services, have come to discover and greatly value thought leadership as a central part of their marketing and brand strategies. Leaders share their expertise It makes sense. Would you… More

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The 4 things every entrepreneur must do to thrive during the pandemic

Viewed in Inc. “Running a small biz is never easy,” Shark Tank star and billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit last month. “But we chose this life,” he reminded them. Running a small business is challenging Even in the most normal times, what Cuban properly calls “this… More

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3 ways leaders can hold engaging presentations in a hybrid setting

Viewed in Fast Company Most business leaders aspire to be seen as influencers in their respective fields and industries, or perhaps, on an even larger level, in the totality of global business.  Being a compelling presenter is a centerpiece of being a leader But if a leader thinks this can be accomplished without being able… 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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