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Korn Ferry Study: UK Retail CEO Tracker

Now in its fifth year, Korn Ferry's study analyzes CEO appointments across more than 300 public and private British retailers. 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: A Look Inside Nonprofit Boards

Nonprofits play an essential role in the world’s social, political and financial landscape. Russell Reynolds Associates new report provides data about current practices of nonprofit boards. Covering 2,302 board members, the publication offers key findings and a range of choices nonprofit boards can make. 

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Heidrick & Struggles Releases Operating Executive Compensation Survey

Heidrick & Struggles’ survey of operating executives in the private equity sector highlights recent compensation data and trends across North America.

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Talengo: Diversity Best Practices in Spain

Talengo, in a new report entitled Diversity Best Practices in Spain, provides examples of businesses that support inclusion as a key strategy. As part of the global HeForShe initiative, a campaign that is part of the UN Women's Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality, the report is based on interviews with 22 CEOs, all of them men, from the companies with the most advanced diversity programs in Spain.
 
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Spencer Stuart: Digital Leadership: Will the Chief Information Officer Role Disappear?

A new study by Spencer Stuart suggests that CIOs are at risk of being replaced by the more recent role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO). According to Spencer Stuart’s report, sources estimate that 2,500 CDO positions were created last year. 

 

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Heidrick & Struggles: Striking the Right Balance in Private Equity Leadership

Heidrick & Struggles surveyed 51 leaders from European private equity firms to glean their primary leadership style. Their research uncovered that senior private equity leaders make up primarily two leadership styles out of a possible eight, suggesting PE firms are more at risk of insular thinking and ultimately, poorer performance.

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Global and Regional Trends in Corporate Governance for 2017

Russell Reynolds Associates recently interviewed numerous institutional and activist investors, pension fund managers, public company directors and other governance professionals about the trends and challenges that public company boards will face in 2017. The conversations yielded a wide array of perspectives about the forces that drive change in corporate governance landscape.

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Heidrick & Struggles: Reinventing a Retail Giant: An Interview with J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison

J.C. Penney encountered challenges trying to evolve from a traditional brick-and-mortar company to one that could hold its own in an increasingly digital world. That ended up alienating traditional customers and sending its stock prices plunging. Heidrick & Struggles sat down with Marvin Ellison to learn more about J.C. Penney’s turnaround effort.

 

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Spencer Stuart: How to Think About Assessing Leaders

Accurately predicting which executives will succeed in a senior leadership role and which will not is critical, but challenging for most organizations. Traditional assessment approaches weren’t designed to predict whether an individual has the ability to stretch beyond his or her current capabilities to grow successfully into a new job and change along with it and the organization. In a recent report, Spencer Stuart explores the characteristics of the most effective executive assessments.

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Spencer Stuart: Changing Places: What Functional Leaders Can Learn from One Another

In a recent report, Spencer Stuart examines what functional leaders can learn from other areas and provides advice for integrating diverse perspectives to improve individual and team performance. As executives in finance, marketing, IT, legal, HR, and supply chain move into senior roles, they tend to develop distinct skill sets, vocabularies, mindsets, and styles. These distinct styles can prevent leaders from learning useful ideas from one another.

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