Leadership Development Publications

2017

  1. Insights from Highly Innovative Companies: Results from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017

    November 2017 | Research Report

    High innovators think of innovation as a strategic imperative—not just as R&D. That’s just one of the highlights from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017.

  2. Driving Digital Transformation: Why Culture and Structure Matter/CEO Summary

    October 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Digital transformation means culture change. Read how L’Oréal, Travelex, Haier, GE, and other early adopters of digital transformation have cultivated risk-taking, experimentation, and openness to outsiders to stay ahead of new technologies and business models.

  3. Sharing the Lead: Examining the Causes and Consequences of Lead Independent Director Appointment

    August 2017 | Director Notes

    The power balance between the CEO and the board largely determines how and whether a lead independent director is appointed as well as what effect the appointment has on firm performance and the likelihood of CEO/chair separation.

  4. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job?: Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues

    When describing their own jobs, directors believe CEO succession planning, interactions with management, and shareholder engagement are among the most important issues.

  5. Human Capital in Europe: Forward-Thinking Strategies for Meeting the Decade's Challenges

    July 2017 | Research Report

    We find considerable alignment between what CEOs and HR executives of companies based in Europe view as their major challenges through 2020. 

  6. 22 Truths about Change and Transformation

    July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Change today is rapid, overwhelming, and overwhelmingly digital. Leaders need to understand this and to change their strategies, capabilities, and attitudes accordingly.

  7. CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition

    July 2017 | Research Report

    CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition analyzes all CEO succession events at S&P 500 companies over the last 15 years with additional analysis based on 2017 survey findings.

  8. 25 Truths about Leadership Development: Insights from the 2017 Leadership Development Conference

    June 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    What makes a leader? While leadership roles may be formal and staid, leadership development professionals are finding that even employees without managerial authority can influence the business culture of an organization.

  9. 25 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

    June 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    It’s normal for women to be ambitious—but it’s not normal in our culture. Progress requires women to change not themselves and their unique capabilities, but the system that hinders them.

  10. Socially Minded: Can Social Media Help CEOs Be More Strategic? (CEO Overview)

    May 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Understand the range of benefits that social media can bring to companies across industries and why the C-suite should be on board.