Achieving confidence amidst uncertainty.

Political uncertainty and trade tensions, an increasing pressure on sustainability and carbon emissions, and a general unease about the weakness of the global economy were some of the headlines emanating from the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos. CEO confidence in their own company’s success is taken as a leading indicator...

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INDUSTRY V 4.0

Without wanting to state the obvious, we are in the midst of a significant digital transformation. Even though some dismiss ‘Industry 4.0’ as ‘marketing noise’ or ‘vapour’, shifts are happening across a number of sectors which deserve our attention. While many organizations may still be in denial about how industry 4.0...

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Good Leaders Wanted … Apply Within

A perennial question which preoccupies business leaders and their executive search partners centres on understanding how, and where, to find the leaders of today and tomorrow. Of course, there is no easy answer. Networks and an understanding of the market are built over many years, and sometimes decades. The process...

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Supply Chain & Logistics: Innovate or Die?

The Supply Chain and Logistics Sectors are undergoing a rapid and innovative transformation. Whether societal, environmental, or economical, the industry’s greatest challenges are being scrutinised by innovators who are developing new business models and concepts to address these challenges. So, what are the most important, impactful innovations? Internet of Things, Big Data,...

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Is Tokenism a bad thing?

  Not long after the first anniversary of gender pay gap reporting, I was out for dinner with a group of friends. Inevitably, the subject came up, and the supposed lack of female talent able to step into a senior role was mentioned. One of my female dinner guests complained how...

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