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Davos CEO Panel

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Davos CEO Panel

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“Everybody has a strategy, until they get punched in the face.” That line, once muttered by former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson, was borrowed by Mark Weinberger, chairman and CEO of global consultancy EY, as he made the point that successful business leaders need to demonstrate courage and fortitude, in addition to authenticity and agility. “You can’t change your strategy every time there is a shock,” Weinberger added.

Weinberger was speaking in Davos in the midst of the World Economic Forum at a panel discussion organized by Heidrick & Struggles and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. These two global powerhouses in leadership—H&S specializing in executive search and recruitment, leadership assessment, coaching, succession planning and on-boarding; Saïd focusing on leadership development, research, life-long learning and reflection—together announced a global research initiative aimed at exploring how the world’s most successful companies identify and develop transformative leaders. The ultimate aim is to reimagine a talent development pipeline that can produce CEOs to succeed in a dynamically uncertain future. 

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Media Coverage

Huffington Post: Punched in the Face: A New Leadership Contract Emerges

Financial Times: ‘Purpose’ is the New CEO Buzzword

Huffington Post: Leadership Qualities That Matter the Most: Lessons from Davos 2014


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