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John Wood, vice chairman at Heidrick & Struggles, speaks with Stephen Sadove, a non-executive chairman at Aramark and the former chairman and CEO of Saks, about the benefits and conducting the CEO-hiring process virtually.

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Last year, Canadian boards exhibited a strong preference for new directors with previous corporate governance experience, greater gender diversity, and financial, operational, and sustainability expertise.

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Fortune 500 boards sought to diversify in 2019, with mixed success, and added a mix of new and familiar expertise. Amid the global economic contraction and ongoing protests against racial injustice, these are directors with valuable and fresh perspectives.

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A survey of industry leaders in Europe highlights their biggest challenges as they deal with the unprecedented change accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Leaders need to make strategic changes more quickly, and with less information, than ever before. Our research highlights two approaches that can help.

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In this podcast, Tamla Oates-Forney shares her experiences and insights gained from leading her workforce through the COVID-19 crisis: the importance of putting people first, maintaining a sense of calm, and openness and transparency.

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We present findings from our survey of 90 general counsels in the United States on how their role and that of legal departments has changed this year and what they expect for the future.

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We present insights from current leaders on the most important leadership traits as retail resets.

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A study of leadership teams at the top 50 pharmaceutical companies around the world highlights the current state of gender diversity and suggests ideas for leaders who want to improve it.

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Mike Selfridge, chief banking officer at First Republic Bank, talks about organizational simplicity as the key for its growth and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way it looks at simplicity.

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Boards that routinely evaluate their capabilities with strategic goals in mind and establish a diverse pipeline of potential directors will be best positioned to help their organizations reset for resilience and thrive in the long term.

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Most companies today are more tech enabled than they were even six months ago. Boards have an important role to play in ensuring that companies can benefit from those gains—and avoid new strategic risks—as they reset to focus on long-term performance.

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Leaders of financial services firms can maintain, and even build on, the level of simplicity that surviving the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to achieve.

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Companies are using digital tools and automation more than ever. Now, as leaders reimagine and reset their businesses for the future, those who focus on purpose and culture while they seek to make the most of technology will be in the best position to thrive.

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In this podcast, Yvette Austin Smith, principal and director of The Brattle Group, a global economics and financial consulting firm that provides expertise in litigation and regulatory matters, discusses leadership and current financial market trends.

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Samuel Wu, president of Whirlpool Asia, shares his thoughts on the evolving role of the CEO to meet rising expectations and challenges and the four foundation pillars in succession planning.

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Our first report on compensation trends for chief information security officers explores data from information security professionals in North America on both organizational structure and compensation for this increasingly critical role.

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In this podcast, Philip Wenger, chairman and CEO at Fulton Financial, discusses the company’s cultural transformation journey and how its culture is helping it continue to serve its employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Though qualitatively different from in-person meetings, a virtually conducted interview process is equally valuable to those making senior-level hiring decisions.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ inaugural survey of alternative asset management marketing and investor relations professionals in North America explores recent compensation data and trends across private equity, hedge funds, and real estate.

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