Leadership Development Publications

2017

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Divergent Views/ Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders— Executive Summary

    May 2017 | Research Report

    Millennials will be a significant percentage of the C-suite in the coming decade, so it is imperative to better understand their views and values to ensure existing C-suite leaders can appreciate areas of divergent thinking and common ground. This report outlines findings from interviews, surveys, and focus groups from 14 organizations.

  10. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Europe Report

    April 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of CEOs in Europe.