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New Leadership Priorities for a New Future

Findings from Miles Advisory’s leadership insights study from the first stage of the crisis. The Coronavirus has had, and is still having, an unprecedented impact on business operations. It has changed the way we think, and the way work is done, from how we meet to how we manage. As the lockdown took effect it [...]

New Leadership Priorities for a New Future2021-01-20T16:47:00+00:00

The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs

The CEO’s job is as difficult as it is important. Here is a guide to how the best CEOs think and act. A company has only one peerless role: Chief Executive Officer. It’s the most powerful and sought-after title in business, more exciting, rewarding, and influential than any other. What the CEO controls—the company’s biggest [...]

The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs2021-01-08T15:51:44+00:00

How board directors can advance racial justice

Three commitments to help companies promote diversity, equity, and inclusion — and resist the status quo. In 1977, Rev. Leon Sullivan, an American Baptist minister, civil rights leader, and corporate board director, created a set of guidelines to engage U.S. corporations in resisting and eliminating legalized systemic racism under apartheid in South Africa. Known as [...]

How board directors can advance racial justice2021-01-08T10:21:36+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00