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In 2019, Singaporean boards exhibited a strong preference for new directors with previous corporate governance experience, as well as those with experience in business services or financial risk expertise.

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Interviews with the chairs of the largest public companies listed in the United Kingdom, predominantly FTSE 100, highlight how boards are meeting some perennial challenges in today’s unprecedented circumstances.

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In 2019, corporate boards in Europe sought financial expertise and directors with international backgrounds, which should help companies navigate this year’s economic and social volatility.

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

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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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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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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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Employers are increasingly finding it harder to fill management and executive positions. Companies with a clearly stated and authentic higher purpose have an advantage in the search for top talent.

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Andrew Harding, managing director and CEO of Aurizon, shares his thoughts on current challenges CEOs are facing and his approach to succession planning.

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During the COVID-19 crisis, leaders are having to make decisions that involve paradoxes: choosing between seemingly self-contradictory goals. Those who reframe their thinking about such decisions will make better ones.

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The real competition in the energy industry in the years ahead will be for a new kind of leadership.

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The COVID-19 crisis will force many companies into some form of restructuring. Keeping a few purpose-focused principles in mind can help boards and leadership teams emerge with more agile, innovative, and resilient organizations.

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Companies that are agile have a better chance of not just surviving but thriving during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, boards were facing a daunting mix of challenges that highlighted weaknesses in many traditional practices. To be fit for the future, boards must focus on their purpose, composition, and culture.

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