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A copy of my presentation yesterday at the 2013 Activist Investor Conference in New York City. What shareholders should know about ceo succession plans, and why. from Charlesmore Partners International Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Executive Insight
The list of good employers on Fortune’s prestigious annual list stays consistent this year with Google retaining the top spot and just a couple of newcomers to the top 10. Rank Company Job Growth # of Employees 1 Google, Inc.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Executive Insight
Rachel Botsman discusses the trust-powered marketplace empowered by new media. The importance of building a reputation trail and its value. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Executive Insight
The Latest on Activist Campaigns, Corporate Defenses, Legal & Regulatory Issues The Activist Investor Conference is an annual gathering of the most important group of activist investors, corporate governance specialists, advisory firms, proxy solicitors, and corporate board members. The agenda... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Executive Insight
Globalization continues to feature prominently in political debates, business strategy deliberations, and in everyday life. The dialogue, however, is seldom backed up with hard data, the authors of a new report on global connectivity assert. The new report from logistics... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Executive Insight
Globally, seventy-five million youth are unemployed and young people are three times more likely than their parents to be out of work. Half of youth are not sure that their postsecondary education has improved their chances of finding a job... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Executive Insight
Seventy-Four Percent of Millennials believe they influence the purchase decisions of their peers and those in other generations, a new study from PR firm Edelman finds. The study provides updated insights around the ambitions and beliefs of the Millennial generation,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Executive Insight
Peter Drucker was once asked about the accuracy of predictions. “I don’t predict,” he responded, “I look out of the window and identify what is most visible, but not yet seen.” In 1987 the Hudson Institute published its seminal report,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Executive Insight
An inspiring Tedx talk by Nilofer Merchant on inclusivity. Important insights on choices, inclusion and value creation. As they say, never mistake the edge of the rut for the horizon. More: Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at Executive Insight
What’s it like to work at REI, the outdoor gear company and #8 in Fortune’s 2012 list of best companies to work for? Watch the video. Want a job as a systems engineer at a software company? Watch the video... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Executive Insight
A new report from Bain & Company – good insights for those chasing the “big data” monster. Important: “As with any technological innovation, the question of how to use it is ultimately a business question. No big data product or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Executive Insight
In 2005, immigrant entrepreneurs launched 52% of all startups in Silicon Valley. Today, the number has dropped to 44%, and America is not only losing the opportunity to create new jobs but also losing its competitive edge, argues Vivek Wadhwa... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Executive Insight
IBM, Citi, and AT&T, Inc. take top honors in the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The Civic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at Executive Insight
The single-largest business opportunity in Africa will be its rising consumer market. A new McKinsey report offers a detailed profile of African consumers, including their demographics, behavior, and needs. The continent’s consumer-facing industries are expected to grow by $400 billion,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Executive Insight
A new report by The Conference Board and McKinsey & Company concludes that human capital professionals are struggling to meet the needs of an-ever changing global business landscape. Specifically, as global markets and technology evolve, “people processes are failing to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Executive Insight
China’s 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) emphasizes the “human factor” in economic development more than any previous FYP. As such, the plan is important from a human capital strategy and planning perspective. A special briefing paper from the Conference Board’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Executive Insight
By 2030 more than one-half of the world’s GDP will be generated in what are currently classified as “emerging markets.” In a new study of its membership base, CEB (previously the Corporate Executive Board) examined the leadership challenge of this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Executive Insight
The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Executive Insight
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Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Executive Insight
Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva recently shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Executive Insight
In one of the most comprehensive global surveys of corporate board directors to date, directors were found to be in striking alignment on economic outlook, political and regulatory concerns, and the business challenges facing their companies - but genders differ... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Executive Insight
After over 15 years of doing this work, we have come to believe that in every case, the role and operation that the new leader expected to occupy are different than what they encounter when starting the job. Linda Schaumann... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Executive Insight
The war for talent is alive and kicking in Asia despite the global economic slowdown reports The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in a new report. It shows that competition for people with the right experience and skills... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Executive Insight
Four in 10 C-suite executives around the world say their companies are missing performance targets and growth opportunities because of ineffective talent management, according to a new report by the American Institute of CPAs and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Executive Insight
Over the past six years, companies with at least some female board representation outperformed those with no women on the board in terms of share price performance, according to the latest study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute. In the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Executive Insight