100 Executive Job Descriptions

“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare famously asked in Romeo and Juliet. In today’s corporations, the more suitable question might be: “What’s in an executive job title?” The answer: Quite a lot. This document describes in a few words the 100 most popular executive jobs that we have found at the 75,000 most successful companies… More

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Five Tips for Designing an Executive Team

Large and fast-growing companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and Netflix have invented new organizations and new ways of doing business. Their organizational structures and new approaches to business are reflected in the executive business titles that collectively define their organizational structures. These same titles are also promulgating within the 75,000+ company organizational charts that we… More

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Executive Job Trends for 2019

Of the ten most valuable U.S. companies, seven are technology-centric. Yet, while technology has become the first corporate change driver, it is not the only one. We recently completed an analysis of 280,000 executive moves at the world’s 75,000 largest companies over the past 12 months. Print or Save in PDF What we discovered is… 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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The Embrace of Human Resources Analytics

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it,” business management icon Peter Drucker is quoted as saying. Identifying, developing and measuring vital business metrics are the starting point and foundation business improvement processes. All of this is no less true in human resources, where functions have only become more complex. Human resources executives are… 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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What 2016 Has in Store for Executive Recruitment

Nearly three months into 2016, there is every reason to believe this will be a critical year for the executive recruitment industry.  The industry is rapidly adjusting to new realities in the world’s evolving economic realities and leveraging emerging opportunities in technology and social media.  At least seven trends are driving change in executive recruiting:… More

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It’s Better to Address God Than His Saints

  The French, we have a proverb that, translated to English, goes like this: It’s better to address God than His Saints. In no profession is it more applicable than sales, where the difference between success and failure is reaching the right person with the right message at the right time. But who is the… More

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Seven Trends for Management Consulting in 2015

Management consultants have good reason for cheer.  Their industry segment in the US only has grown over 4% every year since 2009, reaching $165 billion in 2014 (IbisWorld). Their revenue is poised to keep growing in the year to come. 2015 also presents new realities and challenges in an industry that is ever-evolving and that is impacted by… More

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27 Trends in Executive Searches for 2015

Executive Summary With the New Year and the finalization of 2015 business budgets, many corporations will soon begin executive searches for existing openings and new positions.  Many companies will launch these searches in-house, typically with inside Human Resources personnel.  Many others will turn to executive search firms to find their candidates. As they proceed with… More

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Eight Tips to Master Executive Cold Calls

The cold call.  To many, the very phrase has that unsettling sound of nails down a chalkboard, invoking imagery of a task involving countless wasted hours and days on a phone calling potential contacts or customers who ultimately don’t want to be bothered.  To these skeptics, the cold call is an intimidating function, simultaneously tedious, repetitious… More

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Five Must-Have Media Apps for Executives

Good news: Never before has so much information—data, advice, research, news—been available to the business executive. Not so good news: No executive could ever get through even a fraction of even the best of the information age’s materials, so deciding what to read and for what purpose now becomes a hugely incredibly important decision. In… More

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7 tips on how successful investors bet better.

Successful investors pursue three primary approaches to make the best bets: • They identify the best companies of the targeted industry; • They monitor the management changes within each industry; • They spot the best executives and learn from them. Enjoy their 7 best tips!

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Understanding the subtleties of an org chart

A company org chart gives you a great overview of all the executives and their business titles. Each title has been carefully chosen by the company. You can learn a lot by examining all the titles chosen by the company, and use that to identify the decision-makers that could affect you or your business!

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3 changes at the top of the org charts in 2013

Executive Women Presence - Large Medium Companies - The Official Board - 2013

In 2013, more than 300,000 executives’ roles have been updated, added or deleted in medium and large companies worldwide. Here are 3 trends we have noticed: executive Turnover remains high; executive opportunities for women are (very) slowly improving; new roles in Digital, Risk & Human Resources expand.

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