Transformational Leadership

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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Korn Ferry: In Europe, leadership for a new era

A recent Korn Ferry report finds that corporate government affairs representatives in Europe are adapting to a new landscape in the wake of all the political and economic change there. According to the study, that needs to include a revamping of how those representatives handle the interests of their organizations and sectors—both at the EU level and in member capitals.

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How Companies Use Teams to Drive Superior Corporate Performance

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Five Characteristics that Differentiate Transformational Leaders

Russell Reynold Associates finds that as the pace of digital disruption accelerates, many organizations have recognized that digital forces and volunteer armies will not provide a sufficient defense. Increasingly, these organizations are building their strategies for the future around the insights of a new class of executives: digital transformation leaders.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Values-Based Healthcare Leadership Selection

An article from Witt/Kieffer was recently published in Executive Insight Magazine. In the article Witt/Kieffer discusses leadership in the healthcare industry. Many faith-based health systems have had a long history selecting leaders based on executives’ values and actions. This phenomenon continues today and is a tactic other organizations can learn from.

 

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Spencer Stuart: Five Ways to Recognize a Transformational Sales Leader

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.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Reinventing Leadership in Higher Education

Witt/Kieffer surveyed 14 sitting college and university presidents on how they are undertaking strategies to help their institutions thrive. The system of higher education is changing due to the combination of triggers including the financial crisis, global competition and disruptive technologies.

 

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B.E. Smith: Rise of Healthcare’s New Leaders

B.E. Smith finds that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has initiated unprecedented shifts in the healthcare industry. The ACA has transformed how entire healthcare organizations function and how patients are treated. Although overall spending is down, reports believe that health spending as percentage of GDP will continue to increase up to 19.3% by 2023.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Leadership Issues in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is constantly changing due to changes in consumer habits and technological advances. To understand how board members and CEOs are dealing with change, Russell Reynolds Associates interviewed leaders in the automotive industry.

 

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Amrop: Smart Factory, Smart Leaders

In a recent report Amrop spoke with a group of senior manufacturing executives to better understand their perspective on the Smart Factory. Initially executives had mixed views on the technology. However, supporters saw the added value in some business areas. Supporters of the Smart Factory believe the technology allows organizations to better balance innovation, customer demands, financial and production.

 

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