This four-part series recognizes the challenging factors surrounding a search for the ideal leader of a Private Equity company
How do you build an Agile workforce? How can agile recruiting find those individuals best able to adapt to new situations and a changing environment?
Human resources professionals, specialized in issues of emotional well-being, play an increasingly important role in managing a remote work culture of the company.
Thanks to COVID-19, every member of the G7 is in a deep recession, from Japan’s 7.6% contraction to Britain’s 20.7%. China, the first country that reported an outbreak last January, is already back to growth. China may be the only major country to end 2020 with a growing economy. China owes its spectacular economic turnaround […]
Why should you coach a Leader? By the time an executive gets into the top chair he or she has been through a lot and learned a lot. Or, if they have been recruited into the job, their credentials have been microscopically reviewed and evaluated. So, why would you need to coach a leader? Leadership […]
Ferrari is one of the world’s most recognizable and powerful brands. The cars are beautiful to look at but the most important component is seldom on view. The Ferrari 12-cylinder engine – with cylinders that could fit in a teacup – was the heart of a legend which includes 16 world F1 championships and 256 […]
Today, more than ever, the topic of leadership competencies has become very important. Among them in particular is the level of vital energy (VQ or vitality quotient). The vital energy coefficient is applicable to both an individual and an organization. Leaders who are unable to control and replenish their VQ according to circumstances will not […]
We found ourselves in a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous – long before COVID-19 found us. But the pandemic has made change faster and more volatile, harder to predict, more uncertain, more difficult to analyze, more complex, more ambiguous and more challenging to interpret. Nowhere more so than in the global environment […]
The slow but steady progress to achieve gender equality in business has come under serious threat from the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest annual survey of Women in the Workplace from McKinsey finds as many as two million women are considering leaving the workforce due to pressures in remote working arising from the pandemic. The issue […]
Now we look at the challenge of finding a ‘pink giraffe’ to lead your portfolio invested company, why this is a difficult search, and surface compromise as an essential dynamic
The T-word is everywhere. Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Future of Talent, Talent Strategy. Are we just trying to put a classier label on the old HR? Not at all. Talent Management (to pick one) is everywhere because it is destined to be possibly the most comprehensive reset of the modern business organization. For at least […]
The rapid development of the healthcare industry in China has accelerated efforts to communicate between the various factions within the sector. An example earlier this year was a customized training program undertaken by Cornerstone in Taiwan. The client was a large pharma company and the task was to enable scientific exchange between company personnel and […]
The Life Sciences & Healthcare industry is at a fantastic period with unprecedented improvement of health thanks to innovation. Products are developed under market forces. But as the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates, when there is an urgent, public health need authorities have to intervene to ensure sufficient financing and reduce commercial risk to the companies. Covid-19 […]
Managing people is complex and hiring Private Equity leaders entails heavy lifting from a soft skill standpoint.
Many people may not be familiar with the term Intercultural Intelligence, but in a world of global business where crossing boundaries is routine, it has become a vitally important aptitude and skill. Cultural intelligence allows a person of one background, or culture (say, a Swede) to interpret the unfamiliar mannerisms of someone from another culture […]
5 Learnings from 2 Global Leaders on Re-Inventing Your Firm for an Evolving Normal “2020 has been a fascinating year with what COVID is bringing to the table. We are focusing our efforts in three big buckets. The first and most important one is to keep our associates safe. The second one is to keep […]
Managing change is one of the new skillsets for the future, say executive leaders on two continents. Daniel Gamba of New York, Co-Head of Fundamental Equities at BlackRock, and Blas Maquivar, President of Global Emerging Markets with Mars Wrigley in London, addressed how global leadership is adjusting to a new “normal” that is still evolving. […]
First in a series by Steve Manning – Head of Financial Services / PE and Family Office Search Practice – Asia, Cornerstone International Group, Singapore Part One – Core Hard Credential Constituents The bar is set high. Dynamics at Private Equity firms is fast, aggressive and all conquering. As the investor leader you’re thrust into […]
A retained search consultancy doesn’t promise to find a suitable candidate for senior level position, it . It undertakes to find the “best” candidate.
Many Boards in turbulent times put leadership succession on hold — mistakenly,