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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

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

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

A strong employer brand can make workers and workplaces into great advertisements for their values

Everyone knows it’s important to connect with customers and clients. But innovative companies also realise that a strong employer brand can make workers and workplaces into great ads for their values. The importance of creating a positive brand is well understood and a sophisticated industry to help businesses achieve it in the marketplace has flourished. But [...]

A strong employer brand can make workers and workplaces into great advertisements for their values2020-05-05T16:31:16+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

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