Leading through the crisis

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

How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis

Six practices can help leaders build their self-awareness and guide their organizations through the challenges ahead. This article is part of a series Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges. It draws together collective thinking and expertise on five behaviors to help leaders navigate the pandemic and recovery.  The coronavirus [...]

How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis2020-07-02T14:45:56+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

How the CFO enables the board’s success—during COVID-19 and beyond

Two board experts explain how in times of crisis or transformation, the CFO can serve as a rock in the boardroom, a critical arbiter of difficult decisions, and a scout for the future. Critical business decisions cannot be made unless management teams and boards of directors are on the same page. Transparency, fair and balanced [...]

How the CFO enables the board’s success—during COVID-19 and beyond2020-05-26T17:55:56+01:00

From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate

What’s next? That is the question everyone is asking. The future is not what we thought it would be only a few short months ago. In a previous article, we discussed seven broad ideas that we thought would shape the global economy as it struggled to define the next normal. In this one, we set out [...]

From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate2020-05-18T10:36:32+01:00

COVID-19: Gender, power and virtual meetings- suggestions to help with better meetings

Technology not the equaliser we thought it might be? In this pandemic, the new reality for most of us involves working virtually from home. We’re becoming used to employing virtual meeting platforms, such as Zoom, to connect with colleagues. We now accept that working side by side in the same space, breathing the same air, [...]

COVID-19: Gender, power and virtual meetings- suggestions to help with better meetings2020-05-13T09:28:56+01:00

To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now

Adapting employees’ skills and roles to the post-pandemic ways of working will be crucial to building operating-model resilience. Imagine a crisis that forces your company’s employees to change the way they work almost overnight. Despite initial fears that the pressure would be too great, you discover that this new way of working could be a blueprint [...]

To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now2020-05-11T16:53:47+01:00

5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work

The world is upside down and sometimes it can be tough (really tough, if we’re honest) to stay optimistic and maintain sanity. Questions are everywhere: What the future will hold? What will we learn? How will life (continue to) change? And what will the new normal be? We’re experiencing shifts in so many facets of [...]

5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work2020-05-05T15:33:46+01:00

The CEO Perspective: How is COVID-19 defining business purpose?

When the dust settles, will business emerge having played its part and who will have stayed true to their purpose? As leaders strive to steer their corporate ships through unimaginably stormy waters, there’s an understandable need to focus solely on the management of immediate, operational and financial issues. But in the midst of uncertainty, companies [...]

The CEO Perspective: How is COVID-19 defining business purpose?2020-05-05T15:23:31+01:00