Pandemic’s Impact on Executive Skills

Boris Groysberg and Katherine Connolly Baden Harvard Business School September 29, 2021 Print or Download Executives are always striving to stay relevant, now and in the future. It is a crucial aspect of managing a career and developing professionally. What has recently been upended, however, is the backdrop against which executives are trying to maintain… More

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How Do You Attract The Best Executives?

By Professor Boris Groysberg, Harvard Business School and his research team Abstract: Executive loyalty and executive engagement drive company success. What are the factors that can in/decrease executive loyalty and engagement? How can you act on this? Professor Boris Groysberg at Harvard Business School has partnered with The Official Board to survey over 7,000 top… More

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Lead Business Transformation

By Professor Boris Groysberg of Harvard Business School and Susan Seligson. The British innovation strategist and author Max McKeown observed that “all failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation.” Those words could serve as a mantra for executives and companies seeking to stay relevant in a swiftly evolving global marketplace. Executive Summary When it… More

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Seven Skills to Succeed in the C-Suite

By Professor Boris Groysberg of Harvard Business School and Susan Seligson. Integrity. Initiative. Self-confidence. Maturity. When it comes to staying relevant and at the top of their game, these were among the traits rated highest in importance in our sweeping survey of thousands of executives worldwide. And while there was variation among industries, most executives… More

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Resolving to Stay Relevant in 2018

By Professor Boris Groysberg, Sarah Abbott, and Katherine Connolly Baden, of Harvard Business School. Over seven thousand executives from 145 countries recently responded to a survey about maintaining the relevance of their skills. We distributed the survey in partnership with The Official Board, a global corporate directory of the medium and large companies; the survey data… More

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Charting a Path to the Boardroom

By Yo-Jud Cheng Doctoral Student at Harvard Business School, and Boris Groysberg Professor at Harvard Business School. Board directorships provide an intellectual challenge for directors and an opportunity to not only share expertise but to also gain new insights. For many high-potential executives, a board directorship marks the next frontier of career advancement and opens doors… More

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Four Board Challenges Unveiled in Harvard Research Survey

How can boards function more effectively? And what role can board members play in supporting the strategic objectives of the firms they oversee? Harvard Business School Professor Boris Groysberg and doctoral student Jocelin Yo-Jud Cheng along several research partners (listed below) are conducting a survey that will help us answer these very questions. Their preliminary analyses… More

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