“Brace! Brace!” No Deal = hard-landing

“Brace! Brace!” No Deal = hard-landing Over 75% of CFOs we have engaged with these past 6 months have been unequivocal about how negatively Brexit will affect their business.  Many have commented that they are cautious about capital expenditure and M&A activity. A recent Deloitte survey highlighted similar findings. So at...

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Group Treasurer V2.0

Group Treasurer V2.0 The morphing of the traditional CFO into something more akin to change agent/strategic business partner to the CEO is well-documented.  Less discussed, however, are the profound changes which Group Treasurers have encountered. Not only have the more traditional administrative duties of the Treasurer increased in importance, but the...

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Getting Digital? Go Native

‘Business Digital Natives’ such as Uber and Amazon do not have the institutionalised  Problems traditional firm encounter  Many long-standing orxtraditional businesses we work with feel progress toward a Digital Supply Chain is slower than they expected, and (of course), slower than they would like. In many cases, they found their workforce...

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Leadership: To infinity and beyond …

Leadership: To infinity and beyond …   What constitutes a good leader? The response you might have received 10 or 20 years ago would have been very different to today’s answer. At Norman Broadbent we seek to answer this question every day as we work to identify, engage and assess those individuals...

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Why business leaders fail

Leadership Challenge: Why Business Leaders Fail There is a huge amount of sector and functional data which could help tackle some fundamental leadership challenges businesses face daily. One of particular interest to us is why historically excellent and successful professionals fail. Using executive search/senior recruiting data, it has long been recognised that...

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CRO: Hot seat or CEO designate?

  The New Risk Environment A number of recent articles continue to identify the battle for Risk talent as being a key business priority. One report states: “Companies are beginning to understand that, given the current level of business change and economic volatility, having a workforce that is not only highly skilled...

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