The Highs and Lows of a Leader
You’ve navigated the floods to make the 06:30 flight to LA, then 24-hours later you’re hot-footing it to snowy New York to hammer out the details of a new acquisition. By Thursday you’re back in London for a video link-up with the European heads before sticking on your black tie for that dinner speech to your industry peers. Welcome to the high pressure world of the senior executive. (read more)
Making the Move to Group CEO
Becoming Group CEO is the pinnacle of an executive career, but those with ambitions of taking the helm of a global business should be careful what they wish for. From managing the board and marshalling the views of divisional heads, to communicating with the media, analysts and shareholders, it’s a 24/7 responsibility which provides the ultimate test of a person’s ability to lead. (read more)
Is Your Digital Strategy on the Money?
So you’ve gone through the headaches and heartbreak of constructing a digital offering. You’ve evolved from multichannel to omnichannel, striving to provide a consistent – seamless may be a stretch too far – level of service via stores, the web and mobile. Now the real hard work begins as it’s time to make full use of data and analytics to establish a clear return on investment. (read more)
5 Ways to Cement a Leader’s Legacy
The decisions made by CEOs will ultimately define the legacy they leave behind. Richard Branson is the inspired entrepreneur. Steve Jobs the genius who changed our relationship with technology, while Jack Welch is famed for his no-nonsense management style. So what plans should a business leader be putting in place to ensure their long-term reputation is synonymous with a company’s success? (read more)