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The demand for skilled leadership exceeds supply worldwide and the pressure is high for organisations to find and retain top talent. Ulrich F. Ackermann, Chair at TRANSEARCH International, is interviewed alongside other global AESC leaders for the most recent Executive Talent magazine to discuss the tremendous growth in the executive search and leadership consulting profession.

The Global Expansion of Executive Search
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There is one fact of life that is impossible to ignore - tomorrow will be (very) different. More specifically, the rate of change is getting faster - and about to get much faster. It is a matter of adapt or perish.

Flexibility, a flatter structure, enhanced freedom to act, and a laser-like business focus represent part of the answer. Being faster, however, is ultimately all about how people learn.

In this excerpt from the book 'The A–Z of Organization Culture', John Burdett explains why the speed of learning is quickly becoming the ultimate competitive advantage, and presents several innovative ways of introducing effective learning experiences into your organisation.

Speed of Learning: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage
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In times of process automation, it is not surprising that we wonder what the world of work will be like in the future. Technologies have been changing ways of working, relationships between teams and even business models. And this "unknown" results in a natural anxiety about simple issues like: Will there be work for everyone in 10, 20 or 50 years? Article in Portuguese.

The future of work is less daunting than you might think (Article in Portuguese)
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Trust is an incredibly valuable business currency for today's global leaders. The following article presents an overview of research into key characteristics of trust in effective leadership. "By understanding the behaviors that underlie trust, leaders are better able to elevate the level of trust that others feel toward them."

The 3 Elements of Trust
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