We are in one of the most challenging times I can recall with pressure from many directions, much of it beyond our control. How we act and react will have an impact on the outcome for us, for our employees and for our organizations. The time you invest now establishing the appropriate plan of action […]
We don’t know where we are on the COVID-19 curve of confusion and destruction, but how we look back on Spring 2020 depends heavily on how global business responds to the challenge. Government actions are key, but government actions are also by default slow. An important characteristic of the new pandemic is the astonishing speed […]
Five or six years ago, as we realized how crazy the world was becoming, the acronym VUCA was born, short for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. The impact of climate events, (Australia) and the ongoing struggle to contain viral infections (COVID-19) have since shown us the unfortunately reality of living in a VUCA world. On […]
The world’s largest economy has been staggered by the outbreak of a tiny virus but, step by step, China is mobilizing its workforce to return to work and business in face of the pervasive spread of COVID-19. Cornerstone International Group, with six offices in mainland China and Taiwan, conducted a short online survey this week […]
Is leadership changing? The answer is yes, but in application, not in essence. The essence of leadership can be summed up in three components: VISION (the leader sees what others haven’t yet seen) DECISION MAKING (particularly in selecting people) INSPIRING (helps others to realize their full potential) These core aptitudes to successfully exercise the leadership […]
Business leaders face the daily choice of how to use the most limited resource available to them: time. Their challenge is to continually lead more effectively and efficiently at higher levels of organizational complexity. Almost every leader I have met admits that week after week they do some things that someone else on their team […]
A ”best process” becomes best when you understand how. Here are three steps for ensuring success when searching for top talent
With limited budget dollars for the crucial work a non-profit needs to do, it can be challenging to convince BODs to spend money on retained search for top talent. After all, they have carefully earmarked their funds to best support their mission and the consumers who benefit from it. Their mission IS their passion and […]
Happy New Year! But, before we start on a new journey, let’s take one last look over the shoulder at 2019. The Cornerstone Blog was busier than ever – over 70 posts and national reports. We looked at the the recruiting scene in depth. We reviewed changes in organizational strategy in 2019 and the rise […]
Just as new positions such as the CTO have become strategic essentials, so will the recruiting partnership become a must-have in developing the next generation of business leaders.
At a moment of this importance in your life, do you really want to talk to a robot?
Companies are throwing away money by not actively supporting and promoting women to their executive ranks and supervisory boards. That’s a major finding of a new report on women in leadership just released by Cornerstone International Group. Expertly assembled by FTM-International, our member office in Berlin, “Women in Leadership” examines the sluggish gender parity drive […]
[Ed: Last week, Anne Glenn laid out the key hurdle limiting the number of women leaders. Here, she looks at solutions] For women just beginning their careers, “promotion gaps” at a pre-managerial level create the biggest single hurdle for their future and the futures of businesses that currently employ them. Nearly 30% of women recently […]
For five years, a report on women leaders has studied 590 companies employing 22 milllion people, finding a failure that lasts a lifetime.
Can you grow executive talent? Cultivating cabbages or CXOs seems to follow quite similar best-processes.
In recent years we have seen how the profile and the role of the chief executive has gone through an evolutionary process.
There are two paths to the pot of gold at the end of the gender diversity rainbow.
You can persuade, or you can impose a quota
In the US, a rare disease is defined as affecting 75 in every 100,000 people. In China, there is not yet a specific definition, but it is under study.
Leadership development teaches that the #1 job of a CEO is vision and values – purpose. Leadership strategies are the inspiring part of inspiring and enabling. But you don’t have to get there in one fell swoop. Choosing the grandest, boldest, riskiest big steps is more dramatic, but less certain than enabling your team to take […]
Sitting on a corporate Board of Directors was once a social imperative. As an attainable goal, it depended on the spoon in your mouth when you were born