Boris Johnson, succession planning

8 April, 2020

Succession planning in the spotlight amid ‘genuine shock’ of PM’s illness

Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation and subsequent admission to intensive care this week has prompted many questions about leadership of the UK while the prime minister is incapacitated. While his commu...
businesswoman, gender, diversity

20 March, 2020

Putting more women at the helm of corporate boards

Since 2010, we have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of female directors in many developed economies. Yet the number of female board chairs has remained very low. Even in Sweden, which leads the w...
Leadership, teamwork

17 March, 2020

Leaders in crisis: why teamwork is the way forward

The UK is now at the heart of the coronavirus storm and the economic and financial effects are becoming clear. While companies have worked on their processes to cope with implications of Covid-19, att...
executive pay, pay, remuneration, pay ratios, corporate governance, finance

13 December, 2019

UK CEOs ‘not incentivised’ to focus on their environmental impact

Are chief executives rewarded for tackling the climate crisis? Not in the UK it seems. In fact, far from it. Research from remuneration experts at Vlerick Business School in Ghent has found that UK...
McDonald's sign

22 November, 2019

McDonald’s upheaval is a stern reminder to CEOs about ethics

The board of directors of McDonald’s recently announced it was terminating the employment of CEO Stev...
diversity, board composition

19 November, 2019

CEOx1Day: ‘Valuable perspectives and a fresh way of looking at things’

"Organisations reap the benefits" [caption id="attachment_11617" align="alignleft" width="255"]
CEO, political issues, speak out

14 October, 2019

Corporate activism: how CEOs should approach political issues

As the chaos and uncertainty of Brexit continues, the impact on UK business is starting to bite. Industry’s strategy of abstention and neutrality has materialised into a freeze on spending and hi...
AI, artificial intelligence

15 August, 2019

Why insecure leaders trust algorithms over advisers

Boards are not just made to hold management to account; they’re also there to provide advice. Except, it seems, some leaders might prefer the counsel of machines rather than real people. That’s...
financial services CEO, technology

9 August, 2019

Financial services CEOs ‘lack technology expertise’

Do financial services companies need chief executives with a background, or expertise, in technology? As a sector increasingly dependent on advanced technologies to maintain links with its vast cus...
Kester Scrope, Isabelle Mettan-Ure, CEOx1Day, Odgers Berndtson

15 July, 2019

CEOx1Day: Giving future leaders a taste of the top job

'I hope she got a sense of the breadth of a leader’s role' Kester Scrope, CEO of Odgers Berndtson, on his day with Isabelle Mettan-Ure. At Odgers Berndtson we are very privileg...