WHY

Here at Criticaleye, we understand your challenges and we know that every good leader strives to achieve better performance.



Leadership collaboration

86% of CEOs say they are facing business model disruption (CEO Retreat Research 2018)

92% of CFOs say that external mentoring improves the performance of senior executives (CFO Retreat Research 2017)

80% of PE-backed leaders confirm that management capability is intrinsic to exit valuation (PE & AIM Retreat Research 2018)

80% of HRDs believe the behaviour of executives reinforces silos within a business (HRD Retreat Research 2018)

Adding value beyond the number
Understanding mentor value

53% of leaders in Asia say they feel isolated in their role (Asia Retreat Research 2018)

38% of CEOs go six months or more without discussing business strategy with their team (CEO Retreat Research 2018)

Almost a quarter (23%) of CFOs think the Chair does not add value in terms of supporting the executive team (CFO Retreat Research 2017)

Only 10% of HRDs are fully confident their executive team has the ability to execute on the medium to long-term strategy (HRD Retreat Research 2018)

Are leadership teams too inward-looking
Challenges of regional leadership

Just over one-fifth (23%) are fully confident the executive team can deliver on strategy (CEO Retreat Research 2018)

48% of PE-backed management teams become focused on short-term goals because they are tactical rather than strategic (PE & AIM Retreat Research 2018)

93% of Chairs and non-executives say their management team is too inward-looking (NED Retreat Research 2017)

Over a third (36%) of PE-backed leaders do not invest in leadership development (PE & AIM Retreat Research 2018)

Today’s strategic HRD
Delivering shareholder value as a NED

96% of CFOs say the management team is too inward-looking and focused on the day-to-day (CFO Retreat Research 2017)

Seeking inspiration and fresh thinking is the number one area where CEOs wanted to improve (CEO Retreat Research 2018)

70% of HRDs believe business performance enhanced if executives have access to reference points outside their organisation and sector (HRD Retreat Research 2018)

20% of senior executives in Asia say their organisation does not have a clear and effective regional strategy for growth (Asia Retreat Research 2018)

PE and leadership development
CEO-CFO partnership

38% of PE-backed management teams don’t have an HR Director despite saying that talent and developing skills are top priorities (PE & AIM Retreat Research 2018)

84% of CFOs believe they need to strengthen the leadership capability of the finance function (CFO Retreat Research 2017)

More than one in five HRDs (21%) say the Chair does not add value in terms of supporting the goals and objectives of the executive team (HRD Retreat Research 2018)

Almost a third (29%) of Chairs plan to replace their CEO in the next 12-18 months (NED Retreat Research 2017)

PE, management and exit value

EY Hong Kong Webhelp UK (London) Robert Walters Accenture Eton Bridge Partners Mayborn Group Workday Amazon UK Tullow Oil plc Jamieson Corporate Finance London Stock Exchange The Pennies Foundation Google Rio Tinto Plc Legal & General Investment Management BP Nichols plc Cognizant E.ON UK Veolia Water Technologies BSI LDC Capita Plc Redwood Bank Landsec AntWorks