Athletes passing the baton

9 September, 2020

Why succession planning should be part of a company’s corporate culture

Not many board decisions will be more critical than deciding who (and when) to appoint as a new lead executive—whether CEO, executive chair or combined chair and CEO. The new lead executive will be ...
Group of diverse men and women

3 September, 2020

Three cognitive biases perpetuating racism at work—and how to overcome them

Books about race and anti-racism have dominated bestseller lists in the past few months, bringing to prominence authors including Ibram Kendi, Ijeoma Oluo, Reni Eddo-Lodge, and Robin DiAngelo. Sale...
A narcissistic leader places a crown on his own head

2 September, 2020

Narcissistic leaders are perceived negatively by their employees

Ever since the ascent of Donald Trump to the US presidency narcissism has been one of the most talked about personality traits among leaders in business. This often focuses on their potential for unde...
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...
Hampton-Alexander review, gender diversity targets

25 June, 2020

Investors want gender diversity on boards—but aren’t sure about targets

A majority of the world’s institutional investors believe gender diversity on corporate boards is important. But far fewer believe prescriptive targets are the right means for achieving that diversi...
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 ...
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

13 November, 2019

ISS policy change puts nomcos under pressure to boost gender diversity

The chairs of UK nomination committees (nomcos) could face the ire of shareholders over gender diversity on their boards after proxy advisers
Magnifying glass on CVs

21 October, 2019

Due diligence in recruitment requires the human touch

Malcolm Gladwell, the popular social science writer whose works include Blink, Outliers and The Tipping Point, has a new book out. In his latest bestseller Talking to...
non-executive directors waiting for an interview

17 October, 2019

What makes a successful non-executive director?

The role of non-executive director may be unique in having a job title that describes what the job isn’t, rather than what it is. Awkward and downbeat though the title may be, it does serve to empha...
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...