News Round Up: August 26th

In Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership, Author and Leading Executive Coach Ruchira Chaudhary unpacks the critical role of leadership and coaching in turbulent times. Ruchira's new book contains valuable insights drawing on lessons from interviews with successful leaders worldwide. In this AESC article, a sneak peak to their Virtual Conference September: Insights to Action, you have the opportunity to learn how to be an effective leader in turbulent times. Read the full article here

“Despite the impact of the pandemic, and perhaps contrary to expectations, clients are pressing forward with ambitious growth plans,” commented Lisa Farmer, Global Co-Leader, Interim Management and Managing Partner, Interim, UK. “We are seeing strong demand for interim managers to drive growth and accelerate digital change, and manage international investments where Covid restricts executive mobility. Boyden Interim is distinctive in offering sector specialisation and consistent, cross-border capabilities to clients worldwide. This enables us to meet client needs and deliver the right leadership in a matter of days”. Read the full story here

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global professional association representing excellence in executive search and leadership advisory solutions, announced the approval of Laurence Simons Search into its global membership. The firm’s acceptance follows an extensive vetting process, including reference checks, site visits, votes by AESC regional councils and commitment to the AESC Code of Professional Practice. Read the full announcement here

In 2020, Russell Reynolds Associates published a study in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact examining the attributes that make executive leaders effective at driving sustainability outcomes. In this post, we study the issue from the board’s perspective, looking at how corporate directors engage with the challenges and opportunities related to sustainability, how they structure and operate the board to oversee related activities, and ultimately, how they enable sustainability in the enterprise. Read the full post here

People and organizations will come out of the COVID-19 crisis changed, if not transformed. Next gen talent—specifically younger Millennials and older Gen Zs who grew up digital and came of age during the global financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, respectively, have been shaped by this disruption in meaningful ways. C-suite executives investing in their talent pipeline and preparing to recruit and retain young, high-potential candidates would do well to consider the social and professional impact of the pandemic on these future leaders. Read the full article here

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