Leadership Development Publications

2017

  1. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Asia-Pacific/China Report

    March 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report, part of The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2017 series, compares the most pressing business challenges of CEOs globally with those of CEOs in Asia-Pacific and China—along with the strategies CEOs deem most critical for meeting those challenges.

  2. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Future of Work (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017)

    March 2017 | Human Capital in Review

    This series focuses on the Future of Work and how technology is transforming every aspect of work—and in the process, opening a Pandora’s box of complex issues for today’s human capital practitioners.

  3. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Human Capital Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The human capital challenge for businesses in 2017 is about culture and talent. In a year of disruption, CEO respondents to our annual survey emphasize the need for strong organizational cultures that foster inclusiveness.

  4. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Innovation and Digitization Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The innovation and digitization challenge for businesses in 2017 is clear: getting up to speed. Most organizations lack the strategy and skills to leverage digital transformation, according to our annual survey of CEOs. 

  5. Beyond Technology: The Human Element and the New Leadership

    January 2017 | Research Report

    Having an advantage in technology is not enough to keep an organization out front in the digital age. It is organizational culture, enlightened leadership, and talent that will ultimately create a sustainable competitive advantage.

  6. Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders

    January 2017 | Research Report

    This report sheds light on the leadership values and preferences of these two cohorts, and in light of the findings, outlines the steps organizations can take for enhanced performance.

2016

  1. 25 Truths about Succession Management: Insights from the 12th Succession Management Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies have fewer candidates to take over the top spot today than they did five years ago. Boards should take key steps to insure a smooth transition at the top.

  2. Follow the Leader: The Adoption and Use of Instagram by the Inc. 500 and the Fortune 500

    December 2016 | Research Report

    This SNCR 2020 article examines the commonalities of Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies that have adopted Instagram.

  3. Key Dimensions of Effective CEO Succession

    October 2016 | Key Business Issues

    This strategic overview for the C-suite provides a road map to help CEOs and directors organize succession planning, integrate it with board responsibilities, and ultimately define it as an ongoing element of business strategy.

  4. CEO Succession Practices: 2016 Edition

    October 2016 | Key Business Issues

    CEO Succession Practices: 2016 Edition analyzes all CEO succession events at S&P 500 companies over the last 15 years with additional analysis based on 2016 survey findings.