When it comes to succession, more is less. Succession planning that makes a lasting difference focuses on those leadership roles that are truly mission critical.
The role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) has evolved to meet the disruptive times we’re living in. Having the right person in charge of Human Resources has never been so critical. Enlightened CEOs also know that success hinges on who they have leading HR simply because the set of challenges facing the CHRO have never been so profound. Howard Pezim, Partner, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Bedford Consulting Group Inc, explains more.Howard Pezim, Steven Pezim, Darren Raycroft, Frank Galati, John Marshal on LinkedIn
Twenty years ago, when Jack Welch was the CEO at GE, and also when Lou Gerstner was the CEO at IBM, he knew that people and culture were critical to his success. They both knew that their HR leader wa... Read »
An effective organisational culture can be a lasting source of competitive advantage. Steven Pezim, presents a 3-step action plan for evolving CEOs founded on a strong understanding of how culture enables strategy.
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A staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. Employee engagement is sometimes referred to as the holy grail for today’s business leader, and for good reason. According to Gallup a highly... Read »
What do leaders need to do to keep up with the velocity of change and position the organisation for long-term growth? Hank Prybylski suggests 4 things to keep in mind.Hank Prybylski on Forbes
Many C-suites will struggle to lead in the Transformative Age. To be clear, it's not for a lack of the usual leadership skills - passion, humility, empathy, etc. that C-suites aren’t equipped to lea... Read »
“The actions of leaders are a key driver of employee engagement, but leaders are often surprised to know just how much of an impact they have. Significantly, what they don’t say or do, speaks as loudly as their visible actions.”
Ian C. Read, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Pfizer, explains why creating the right culture is critical to a company’s long-term success. He explains how their unique ownership culture ‘OWNIT!’ has helped the organisation grow stronger.
“As digital tightens its grip on business models, new ways of working and organisational practices are migrating from the tech world into the wider business community as it undergoes the often fraught process of digital transformation. Enter the chief product officer, the executive charged with making sure it all runs smoothly.”
Some of the most important lessons are often revealed where we might least expect it, and often in the words of people who’ve walked distinctly different paths than our own up the corporate ladder.
Experience is a gift for those who choose to learn from it, and those who learn how they must adapt in order to recognise how different situations, resources and people fit the current day and potential for tomorrow. Yet experience can also cut the wrong way when an executive leader uses experience as a default setting to stifle new ideas and extinguish the flames of innovation that may seem strange, unachievable or simply unfamiliar.