Leading into the future

Five talent-management practices can help steer organisations through new ways of working and into the post-COVID-19 era.

To say that chief HR officers (CHROs) are busy in the COVID-19 era would be an understatement. Now, more than ever, they are central to how companies are reimagining their personnel practices to build organizational resilience and drive value. In the earliest days of the crisis, CHROs kept people safe while fostering connectivity and caring [...]

Five talent-management practices can help steer organisations through new ways of working and into the post-COVID-19 era.2020-09-10T15:09:29+01:00

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies and society. Will they build on this unique moment, or return to the ways of the past? COVID-19 has created a massive humanitarian challenge: millions ill and hundreds of thousands of lives lost; [...]

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era2020-08-10T08:49:30+01:00

Purpose: : Shifting from why to how

What is your company’s core reason for being, and where can you have a unique, positive impact on society? Now more than ever, you need good answers to these questions. Only 7 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs believe their companies should “mainly focus on making profits and not be distracted by social goals.” 1 And [...]

Purpose: : Shifting from why to how2020-06-23T15:20:11+01:00

What sets the world’s best CEOs apart

Are you a great CEO, or just a good one? New research shows that the leaders who truly excel have a set of distinctive mindsets and practices. Six dimensions separate exceptional CEOs from the rest of the pack. This article provides guidance on how current and future leaders can join that elite group This is [...]

What sets the world’s best CEOs apart2020-06-03T18:35:10+01:00

A perspective on gender diversity: past, present and future

'It is important that we don’t allow the debate on gender diversity to become a narrow discussion about the promotion of white, middle-class women.  Progress risks stalling unless we continue work to address the unique challenges that different groups of women face.  To ignore those would be to ignore the important impact of intersectionality– for [...]

A perspective on gender diversity: past, present and future2020-05-05T16:07:37+01:00

Board/FS News: Bank of England’s Andy Haldane suggests overhaul of corporate governance laws

The chief economist of the Bank of England has suggested Britain should make “legislative change” to shift corporate governance rules away from a sole focus on shareholders to instead consider consumers, workers and social goals.  Andy Haldane also said Britain needs a “rethink” about its banking sector, suggesting that regional, development and infrastructure banks could [...]

Board/FS News: Bank of England’s Andy Haldane suggests overhaul of corporate governance laws2020-05-05T16:32:16+01:00

Making Employee Well-Being a Board Level Priority

Not surprisingly, we are seeing an increased recognition by Boards that the well-being and mental health of executives and employees needs to be prioritised. People are under pressure, expected to do more with fewer resources, individual debt is spiralling, and stressful family issues such as divorce, childcare and eldercare are ever-present.  A recent Gallup State of [...]

Making Employee Well-Being a Board Level Priority2020-05-05T14:26:08+01:00