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Diversity of thought

12/8/2014 Will Moynahan
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Heidrick & Struggles, the global leadership advisory firm, recently hosted discussions with chairmen that moved beyond gender diversity to the importance of ‘diversity of thought’ and thinking style. In this autumn’s boardroom briefing we explore some of the issues raised.

In the UK, we have witnessed the end of all male FTSE 100 boards – albeit that there are still 28 FTSE 250 boards yet to appoint women Non-Executive Directors (NEDs). Even so, whilst ‘women on boards’ remains important, we have long recognised that ‘diversity’ is a much broader term that includes the cognitive approach of board members – the thinking styles of board directors.


Will Moynahan Managing Partner +44 20 70754000

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