Category: Leadership

Most people involved in the selection of exceptional Managers and Leaders will focus on some type of cognitive testing, as IQ is regarded as the critical component in high performance. Certainly, the high number of cognitive ability tests available in …

How to make an organisation smarter Read More »

Once the new CEO has assessed the challenges of the business environment, the strengths and weaknesses of the business and which colleagues to trust, he or she can move on to the biggest challenge of all: how to move beyond …

The new CEO 3: authentic leadership Read More »

During their first few weeks, a newly appointed CEO will have lots of advice from subordinates keen to make their views heard. Some of these aim only to improve efficiency and the service provided to customers, learning from past mistakes. …

The new CEO 2: ‘Who do I trust?’ Read More »

Every year, about fifteen new CEOs will be appointed in FTSE 100 organisations. Their confidence on day one may be high but the odds are stacked against them: the typical tenure of a Fortune 500 CEO, according to Fortune magazine, …

The new CEO 1: diving below the surface Read More »