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Spencer Stuart: What Do Boards Need to Know About Corporate Culture?

One lever of performance that rarely appears on a board’s agenda is culture. Spencer Stuart finds very few boards put equal focus on culture as they do strategy, risk or CEO succession planning. Culture has the power to make or break business strategy and even the most experienced executive. Boards can enhance their understanding of culture to improve company culture and foster long-term shareholder value.

 

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IIC Partners: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

In a recent report IIC Partners identifies best practices for retaining future generations of leadership, the challenges of managing multiple generations within the same workforce and the need for CHROs to refresh organizational cultures.

 

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Executive Access Interviews Managing Director of Microsoft India

Executive Access interviewed Karan Bajwa, managing director of Microsoft India. In the interview Karan Bajwa discusses how he has been able to focus on team building while simultaneously driving business.

 

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Spencer Stuart’s 2015 CMO Summit: CMOs on the Brand Experience

Today, customer experience is what sets brands apart and gives them a competitive advantage. Chief marketing officers today are sometimes faced with a tension between brand experience and their organization’s culture.

 

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Senn Delaney "a Heidrick & Struggles Company" Interviews Methodist Le Bonheur’s SVP of Human Resources

Senn Delaney sat down with Carol Ross-Spang, senior vice-president of Human Resources at Methodist Le Bonheur, to discuss the important the role HR plays in leading culture changes in an organization.

 

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Senn Delaney “a Heidrick & Struggles Company”: Why Fostering a Growth Mindset in Organizations Matters

A new report from Senn Delaney finds there is added importance in the correlation between a ‘growth mindset’ culture and positive behaviors in an organization. This report was conducted to better understand organizations who value a growth mindset versus fixed mindset.

 

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Stanton Chase: Creating a High-Trust Corporate Culture

In a recent article Stanton Chase discussed the different stages of trust within an organization’s culture. They find all organizations function within one of three “trust-stages.” The stages range from a state of trust, state of distrust, or intermediate state. It is the role of leaders to foster an environment where people have a state of high trust.

 

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Stanton Chase: What CEOs Want in Top HR Executives

In a recent article Stanton Chase addressed the flow of information between the vice president of human resources and the CEO. There is a lot of evidence that the vice president of human resources is growing in importance and in competitive advantage. The mere shift in terminology used says volumes about the value placed on the role.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Assessing Culture and Cultural Fit Capabilities

Organizational culture plays a defining role in many of the strategic leadership and management decisions that CEOs must make. Russell Reynolds Associates has found that the success or failure of a newly hired executive depends on how well the individual aligns with the organization. Due to the importance of culture alignment, Russell Reynolds Associates developed the Culture Analyst™ tool.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Executive Assessment

Russell Reynolds Associates find solving the “people puzzle” is one of the most challenging tasks any senior executive faces. Russell Reynolds Associates believes executive assessment allows individuals to understand their team and culture better.

 

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