CEO looking out of office window

24 February, 2021

Hampton-Alexander report highlights lack of women on executive teams

The latest report from the Hampton-Alexander Review on the progress of women in UK boardrooms—with targets happily reached and exceeded—offers much to celebrate. But there is no mistaking its note...
Megaphone on green background

12 February, 2021

Six key areas of brand activism—and how your company can speak out

On 6 January 2021 the world watched with horror at the storming of the US Capitol. Some were shocked, others angered, and many felt disbelief this was actually happening on the soil of the world's mos...
CEO leading a business transformation programme

12 February, 2021

What boards need to know about business transformation

Transformation was already high on the board agenda prior to Covid-19, but its importance is growing as boards and executive teams wrestle with how the post-pandemic economy will shape up. As a board ...
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12 January, 2021

Local CEOs ‘spend more on CSR in their communities’

There is much discussion of why some chief executives do corporate social responsibility (CSR) well and others poorly. New research suggests one big factor may be whether corporate leaders are operati...
Red plane taking a different direction

9 December, 2020

Creativity in a crisis: finding a route to recovery through innovation

The pandemic has wrought much damage on the economy. Some businesses have perished and others will survive, likely through cutting costs. But there are those that will prosper in the recovery through ...
Team climbing a mountain using collaborative leadership

3 December, 2020

Top companies report problems with CEO succession planning

Leadership succession has become an issue for FTSE 100 companies, with skills gaps on their boards—and technology the most widespread knowledge deficit. A survey conducted by consultancy New Stre...
Lighthouse shining in the darkness

10 November, 2020

Innovation in a crisis: how to seize opportunities for growth

As business navigates a second set of lockdowns across the UK, thoughts naturally turn to how companies will survive and prosper. For many experts innovation is the key. Recent research shows that ...
Businessman and his shadow

2 November, 2020

If you get on with your boss you’re more likely to lie for them

We generally believe that it is a good thing to have strong relationships with the people we work for and those we manage. Organisations and leaders do many...
man with a torch in a dark forest

27 October, 2020

Leadership in wicked times

This extraordinary year has brought to the fore an unprecedented number of wicked problems—like Covid-19 or systemic racism. Global warming, developing over decades, arguably is the biggest one. Unl...
CFO of the future looking out over the city

6 October, 2020

More than money: the evolving role of the chief financial officer

The global pandemic is changing the role of the CFO, broadening its scope and influence in areas such as strategy execution and performance insight. While much of this evolution was already under w...