Spencer Stuart spoke with CEOs across Europe with a marketing background about the skills needed to succeed in general management. The guidelines in the report provide valuable lessons for CMOs looking to rise to the role of CEO.
Tom Simmons, global practice leader of Spencer Stuart’s Energy Practice, shares insights on energy industry trends, how growth is impacting talent, leadership needs, and what will be expected for tomorrow’s energy CEOs.
Spencer Stuart sat down with Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, one of the world’s largest business software companies. In the video interview, Bill McDermott discusses the challenges of becoming a global, adaptive company in an ever-changing economy.
With few exceptions, all companies are becoming interconnected and software is the driving force behind the transformation. Spencer Stuart surveyed CEOs and C-suite executives of software companies around the world about their most important strategic issues.
Spencer Stuart finds that no longer can small adjustments realign a company. Today, large-scale transformational changes are required to realign company’s sales capabilities. In order for this to occur, sales leaders are expected to instill customer-centric sales skills across the entire company.
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.
Spencer Stuart released their findings from the 12th annual What Directors Think survey. One of the significant findings was that boards cannot understand the full scope of risk that threatens today’s public companies.
Spencer Stuart conducted a survey across India to understand how chief executive officers and chief marketing officers are responding—or should be responding—to digital. One of the most cited considerations was the importance of experimenting, learning and trying when creating a digital strategy.
Spencer Stuart found technology is driving collaboration within organizations. Digital trends such as big data and analytics, mobile, e-commerce, digital marketing and social media require business units to work together to plan and execute programs.