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Prospective employers and their executive search partners look beyond experience and skills for the qualities that speak to who you are. Here are four qualities that stand out as key differentiators.

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Too often, boards of directors neglect the impact of talent strategy on corporate health. Asking the right questions can help ensure sufficient leadership competencies and smooth transitions.

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In this Boardroom Briefing, we examine what it will take for companies, boards, search professionals, CHROs and the educational sector to ensure that every opportunity is taken to enrich and develop the talent pipeline with women leaders.

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Persuasive and charismatic leaders may drive strategies that achieve remarkable results in the short term. But unless change is embedded in the fabric of the business, it won’t endure.

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Five leadership skills can help oil and gas companies weather the current downturn in oil prices, and transform the energy renaissance of recent years into a global energy reformation.

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Seven actionable ideas for realizing hard, tangible business benefit from investment in leadership development

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This paper highlights the key priorities of medical technology companies in Europe and discusses the dynamics of doing business in the postcrisis environment.

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Today’s top CEOs now expect the CHRO to be adept in general management skills with broad business perspectives and a strategic mindset as a business leader.

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When it comes to talent, entrepreneurial and smaller companies have little room for error. With lean staffs and sobering failure rates, every hire is critical – none more so than executives with large company experience. With such executives increasingly seeking the challenges of small-company life – and small companies needing their experience in order to scale – hiring managers must make sure

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Heidrick & Struggles is proud to participate for the seventh year as a strategic partner of The World Economic Forum. We closely identify with the Forum's mission of improving the state of the world and contribute by sharing unparalleled insight into the leadership issues facing organizations throughout the world.

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In their October 2012 Harvard Business Review article, Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil called Data Scientist, “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” The subject is clearly part of the zeitgeist: academics, industry analysts, consultants and executives all have debated issues such as the required experiences, need for academic training programs, the shortage (or not) of qualified data science talent,

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It is a fact – technological advancements just keep accelerating. Digital technology has taken over our lives and digital convergence is within sight. If digital skill sets are not continually refreshed, they can rapidly become as obsolete as an old Nokia flip phone.

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Consumer spending in Asia is expected to grow exponentially, much of it driven by a new generation of online shoppers. The number of people connected to the Internet around the world has grown from 1% of the global population in 1995 to 40% last year. By the end of this year, some 3 billion people will be online. Half of them will be in Asia.

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Since the global financial crisis, operational risk failures globally have cost the financial services sector more than US$145.8bn. While the industry has recognized that operational risk is broken, attempts to fix it have tended to take a conservative approach, recruiting risk officers from within the industry, and the impact on operational risk culture has been limited.

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Finding senior executives with the right set of skills, strong leadership competencies, an international mindset and extensive local know-how remains a challenge for many multinationals as well as local enterprises

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Sharply rising demand for compliance talent, the absence of a clear career path in the discipline, and greater need for compliance executives with leadership and influencing skills are creating difficult challenges for organizations seeking to identify and retain talent in a world of increasing regulation.

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Discover how a General Counsel's background makes the role a unique presence in the board room through Heidrick & Struggles' recent LeadershipTV™ episode.

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In all family business around the world, whatever the country or the culture, a major concern and critical challenge is CEO succession. Most family businesses, whatever their size, have grown thanks to the exceptional contribution of an emblematic founder.

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The Mexican oil and gas industry has a history rooted in the nation’s identity, but step-change for the landscape is now underway. During the last 20 years, declining production, political stagnation, globalization of consumption, and an underperforming economy have contributed to inevitable change.

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In this episode of LeadershipTV™, Paul Gibson and David Boehmer explore the growing demand for Chief Information Security Officers in the marketplace.

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