Assessing senior leadership teams

A new survey by PwC has revealed the apprehension many chief executives feel about the future of their organizations. Factors such as rising inflation, skills shortages, and changing customer attitudes are encouraging leaders to focus on reinventing their business to face these challenges. The survey asked how the over 4,000 CEOs who responded to the… Continue reading Assessing senior leadership teams

‘The people who are the ultimate arbiters of a team’s results are those who are utilising that product or service’

This month, Jim Link, chief human resources officer for the Society for Human Resources Management, discusses which tools – digital and offline – to utilise in assessing senior leadership teams… If you were asked whether a team was high-performing or not, how would you know? There are several ways you would identify that. At SHRM, we use a… Continue reading ‘The people who are the ultimate arbiters of a team’s results are those who are utilising that product or service’

Instilling purpose in a senior team

Senior Client Partners for Korn Ferry Janet Feldman, who co-developed the firm’s Chief Executive Institute, and Michel Buffet, who works in the Leadership Development practice, write how CEOs should confront the need to change their work and that of their top team. PwC’s annual survey of more than 4,000 global CEOs, on full display at Davos, asked whether they think their company… Continue reading Instilling purpose in a senior team

It’s all about creating the environment in which players can go on the pitch and run the game

Dr Bill Gerrard, Professor of Business Management at Leeds University Business School explains how player development is as much about encouraging autonomy as it is teamwork. Do you agree with Jamal Musiala’s assessment of the different player development approaches taken by European and English national sides? I took his comments to be focused more on his… Continue reading It’s all about creating the environment in which players can go on the pitch and run the game

What business can learn from sports regarding Talent Management

Alexander Thiel, Partner and Leader of McKinsey’s Sporting Goods Practice, discusses the deeper lessons businesses can take away from football clubs’ development and succession practices… I recently had an enlightening conversation about an element of professional sport – in Europe, particularly football – that, in my view, holds significant value for business and is often… Continue reading What business can learn from sports regarding Talent Management

The challenges of hybrid working

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world in early 2020, organisations were forced into significant changes in how they operated. We explored in our July edition last year how firms were beginning to think about the longer term implementation of hybrid systems. Since then, the challenges of such setups have become apparent. In an article in the Financial… Continue reading The challenges of hybrid working

Employers are favouring the carrot over the stick

John Whelan, Director of the Corporate Research Forum and former UK HR Director at BAE Systems, discusses how forum members are operating their hybrid working policies. As we reflect on the experience of the pandemic, it’s an opportunity for business leaders to evaluate the approaches that they have taken. Clearly, remote and flexible working are here… Continue reading Employers are favouring the carrot over the stick