Build a Board with the right balance of skills, experience, personality and diversity to help build your organization’s competitive position. Boards are a critical extension of the Leadership team, and we work closely with our clients to help put together boards that are agile, able to think ahead and fully prepared for change by offering, Board Search, Board Evaluation and Board Advisory.
Partner Svein Ruud leads the global Board Services Practice which is a trusted center of excellence for our clients, helping them to decipher new trends and implement innovative practices.
Destination Boardroom Chapter 1 | Three Trends Redefining the Executive Talent Domain
In this industry, privacy and discretion are sacred. As a result, clients lack a clear view of the profession. They are quickly inclined to regard headhunters as a necessary evil. Wrongly, as this series, based on Eelco van Eijck´s 2018 book ‘Destination Boardroom’ seeks to make clear.
Destination Boardroom Chapter 2 | The Talent Radar
In Chapter 2 of our series exploring the journey to the
boardroom, we focus on discovering early-stage talent —
the leaders for what’s next. How can hiring organizations
build a more sensitive talent radar? What do upcoming
leaders need to do to appear on it? What kind of search
strategy is needed to find the exceptional candidate?
Destination Boardroom Chapter 3 | Mapping the Executive Search World
Many decision-makers in the private and public sector see executive search as a ‘necessary evil’. A tour of investors and business schools, executive and supervisory board directors, throws up some unflattering descriptions. One of these: ‘an opaque sector’ is probably linked to the industry’s duty to exercise absolute discretion. Others signal a clear need for improvement: ‘pumping the same names around’, ‘emphasis on reputation, not merit’, ‘lack of quality’ and ‘low innovation’. The battle to professionalize is underway.
The best global Boards understand the importance of reflecting their organization’s diversity; their
employees, consumers, shareholders and their wider communities. Diversity gives a voice to the
needs of key stakeholder groups. It improves the chances of avoiding thinking errors and bias,
(‘groupthink’ being one example). And it improves performance.
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