Roman emperor in a suit checks his mobile device

14 September, 2020

‘Tech emperors’ need effective checks and balances in the boardroom

While the innovation and brilliance of tech “star founders” and their revolutionising companies have undoubtedly delivered great rewards for many of their stakeholders, they also bring new and unc...
CEO, CEO turnover, exit, door

3 August, 2020

US companies lead UK and Europe on speed of CEO turnover

When Expedia’s chief executive Mark Okerstrom stepped asid...
future, opportunity, risk management

3 July, 2020

Lessons from CEOs: leading through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond

The path to recovery from Covid-19 remains unclear. The general consensus is that we face a protracted period with many restrictions still in place, and that even after the initial recovery phase, bus...
Stressed CEO facing Covid-19 crisis

30 June, 2020

Leading in a crisis: Covid-era CEOs are ‘keen, tough or edgy’

What preoccupies CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic? What challenges do they face? How do they deal with those challenges? What are the
CEO activism

22 June, 2020

CEO activism: should leaders speak up about social causes?

We live in a world where the ability to change minds, generate sales and start a movement can all hinge on a tweet or post by an “influencer” with a high number of followers. But now, those “inf...
UK sterling coins

7 May, 2020

Quarter of FTSE 100 companies cut executive pay

New analysis reveals just how significant the role of executive pay has been in the corporate response to the Covid-19 crisis. Analysis by
stressed CEO at his desk, mental health

4 May, 2020

Poor mental health ‘associated with greater CEO turnover’

Mental health is frequently in the news, mostly in the context of efforts to help those who find themselves suffering. In corporates, however, researchers have found that some effort is also expended ...
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 prompted many questions about leadership of the UK while the prime minister was incapacitated. While his communications sta...
CEO looking out of office window

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...