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Succession in Private Equity

Succession planning is important for the sustainability of any organisation but in a private equity-backed business it’s arguably more pertinent for senior executives to have developed a capable management team beneath them. After all, for the investment to be deemed a success there must be a pipeline of talent or there’s the risk that value will be lost when the executives exit the business. [read more]

The High-Performing Divisional CEO

Divisional CEOs seeking high performance must balance the dynamics of their own region or division with the demands of Group, while also navigating a digital world that has radically changed the customer and employee experience. Our Divisional CEO Retreat, held last week in association with Accenture and Santander, brought together leaders from a range of businesses to discuss how some of these pressures can be handled. [read more]

The Business of Giving

More businesses are making a positive and powerful social impact by bringing their considerable resources to bear on good causes. Through activities such as pro bono work, the sharing of supply chains and logistics, to improving skills and knowledge, executive and non-executive directors are waking up to how businesses and the third sector can make a real difference to people’s lives. [read more]

The Intelligent Way to Network

Networking at its best makes you a better leader. Those executive and non-executive directors who are serious about developing their own skills, while also staying on the lookout for new ways to improve business performance, work hard at building a diverse array of contacts. Some people are simply bad at it while others over-think it, but those who do understand networking appreciate the competitive edge it provides. [read more]

Leadership in the Public v Private Sector

The need for speed in decision making in the public sector could be improved by bringing in leaders with private sector experience, but that might underestimate the complexity of working for an organisation that is answerable to politicians and taxpayers. In fact, there is plenty that leaders in the private sector could learn from those in the public sector as both achieve results in different ways. [read more]

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