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Creating Value in Private Equity

Not so long ago there was talk of the demise of private equity as an industry. It transpired that such predictions couldn’t have been further off the mark as PE houses, notably from Asia and North America, continue to raise substantial funds. They’re targeting a full range of assets, from infrastructure and utilities through to life sciences and tech start-ups run by entrepreneurs with a desire to change the world. [read more]

The 5 Essentials of Good Strategy

All too often the CEO and their top team are consumed by the day-to-day. Such is the extent to which they’re drawn into the business, they lack the bandwidth to really evaluate strategic goals and assess the future direction of the company. In the worst case scenario, the senior executives actually confuse talking about daily operational issues with deeper discussions about strategy. [read more]

The Millennial Mindset

It’s not all hashtags and selfies when it comes to the millennial generation. Beyond their comfort and ease with new technology, those born between 1980 and the early 2000s think differently about the world of work. This is something boards need to understand as these digital natives inevitably replace older employees and, in the not too distant future, become the leaders of tomorrow. [read more]

Becoming Chairman of the Board

A solid track record of excellence in an executive role, traditionally that of CEO or CFO, has been mandatory for anyone looking to become a non-executive chairman. While that still holds true in many cases, the qualities required to run a board are arguably growing in complexity, and this means that gaining NED experience before seeking to make the transition has become more important than ever. [read more]

Create a Burning Platform

A burning platform for change gives senior executives the chance to explain a situation in simple terms: either the organisation adapts or it pays the ultimate price. The harder story to sell comes when the upside of taking a completely new direction is not so clear cut for employees; all they can see is a direct threat to their own futures. [read more]

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