The evolving role of CIOs: Enpowering changes

Viewed in Spencer Stuart The Chief Information Officer (CIO) role has significantly transformed, becoming a crucial position within organizational charts as technology shapes the business landscape. This shift is evident in the wide array of responsibilities modern CIOs handle, from managing infrastructure to overseeing cloud computing, developping applications, and leveraging data. Recently, Spencer Stuart consultants… More

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The skills and experience boards need today (and tomorrow)

Viewed in Spencer Stuart The Spencer Stuart “Nominating/Governance Chair Survey” presents insights into the perspectives of nominating and governance committee chairs from S&P 500 and MidCap 400 companies. Conducted in the first quarter of 2023, the survey delves into the evolving priorities and practices shaping board composition and effectiveness. Key findings include: 1. Board Composition… More

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CEO succession planning: An inside look at the CHRO’s pivotal role

Viewed in Spencer Stuart The article from Spencer Stuart explores the critical role that Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) play in CEO succession planning and its overall impact on organizational success. The article emphasizes that CEO succession planning is a complex process that requires strategic alignment between the board of directors, the current CEO, and… 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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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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When Performance Declines: The Case for Acting Fast on CEO Intervention

Viewed in Spencer Stuart Global executive search firm Spencer Stuart’s expertise in executive and board searches is pretty much beyond reproach. Since its 1956 founding, it has grown to 57 offices in 30 countries and handled executive and board searches for some of global business’s most iconic brands (and even the U.S. government). Now in… More

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U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index 2021 Highlights

Viewed in Spencer Stuart Chicago-based global executive search firm giant Spencer Stuart needs little introduction. An iconic executive search firm Iconic in the executive search and leadership consulting spaces, the firm took in over $450 million in revenue in 2019 and operates over 50 offices in some 30 countries. They also famously have recruited and… More

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Four New Reasons for CEO Succession Planning

Viewed in Spencer Stuart One of the many crucial roles of the corporate board is the successful management of CEO succession planning, and the task is becoming more complicated and more urgent in our evolving corporate world. Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s leading executive search firms, has long been a thought leader on this… More

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Crisis Put CEO Successions on Hold in 2020. Expect a Rebound in 2021.

Viewed in Spencer Stuart As the Covid-19 pandemic enters its second year, one thing is abundantly clear: Not much is moving quickly, and much has slowed down. The traditional office environment has been disrupted, and so have the traditional business processes, including succession for corporate chief executives. CEO transitions fell in 2020 In this report… More

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Boards around the world

Viewed on Spencer Stuart. Spencer Stuart, the executive search giant, does a lot more than just executive search these days. The firm increasingly is an exceptional source for research, studies, and content on the direction of global business, including issues that impact the recruiting profession. In this study, Spencer Stuart looks at various statistics on… More

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The CEO life cycle

Viewed in Harvard Business Review When a team of researchers from executive search giant Spencer Stuart set out to assess the world’s best performing CEOs, they assembled a boat load of data on 747 S&P 500 chief executive officers, including shareholder return for each CEO’s company and an abundant amount of demographic and other intriguing… More

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Women exceed 25% of board seats on S&P 500 for the first time

Viewed in Bloomberg. Publicly-traded companies have been making a conscientious effort of late to diversify their corporate boards, and one primary objective has been expanding the number of women on them. But how much progress has actually been made? Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s largest and most prominent executive recruitment firms, has completed an… More

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Can You Trust Your Trusted Advisors?

Viewed in Spencer Stuart. Organizational leadership can be a very lonely undertaking, but that can be overcome at least partly with competent and trusted advisors. Yet, trust is hard to come by in an advisor. Stephen G. Patscot, who heads Spencer Stuart’s human resources practice, writes that one his colleagues “recently quoted a statistic that,… More

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