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New CEOs often struggle to hit the ground running. Executives who follow five steps can accelerate their progress toward becoming effective leaders of their organization.

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Learn the practices that separate high-performing from underachieving teams — and how to master them.

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Uncertain times call for adaptive strategic leaders. Six key skills are necessary for leaders to effectively navigate the unknown and think strategically.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ survey of senior executives in healthcare and life sciences reveals top drivers of disruption and potential solutions.

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The role of the CHRO is changing fast. We offer five lessons from some of the world’s most digitally enabled human resources leaders.

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In this podcast, Doug Jackson, former CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), discusses his 35 years within the Coca-Cola system and his journey as a leader, including his friendship with Nelson Mandela and the leadership lessons he learned from him.

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With a few changes, any team can increase its speed and effectiveness.

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A survey by Heidrick & Struggles reveals top drivers of disruption in the industry: anticipated threats are top of mind for healthcare and life sciences senior executives.

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For directors, an understanding of leadership styles can enrich judgments and discussions about CEO performance, CEO candidates, and the kind of leadership needed in specific business situations.

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A series of panel discussions at Stanford suggest that the sources of instability are multiplying for both companies and countries. Success will require a sharper focus on the development of human capital—and the concerted application of technology to solve complex problems.

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In the latest Shakespeare event series, senior leaders draw insights from the Elizabethan age by looking at the role leaders play in determining company culture.

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Subject matter experts, including Heidrick & Struggles vice chairman Ted Dysart, discussed the right mix of knowledge and insight for executives at the NACD Leading Minds of Governance–East forum.

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The best nominating committees look beyond traditional pools of talent, astutely assess candidate readiness, and thoroughly prepare to defend nominees’ business and cultural fit with the entire board.

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As Rome’s leaders found, talented individuals are the lifeblood of successful teams—but they must be united in a common purpose, lest the blood is spilled on the wrong side of the battleground.

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A look at three of William Shakespeare’s well-known historical dramas highlights leadership archetypes that have relevance for 21st-century CEOs.

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A closer look at the works—and business career—of William Shakespeare offers lessons for contemporary leaders of all stripes.

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Shakespeare’s literary and economic success depended more on business-model innovation and collaboration than most contemporary readers imagine, explains noted scholar James Shapiro.

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The divergent experiences of two banks illustrate the importance of organizational agility and serve as a cautionary reminder that, whatever the industry, pace decides the winners.

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As an HR leader, how can you help a new CEO cope with the demands of the role and become a success?

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US companies of all stripes can benefit from more diverse senior management with a broader range of cultural experiences and cognitive skills. Developing such leaders will be a competitive necessity in an increasingly complex world.

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