A growing mismatch is becoming apparent between the behaviour of international corporate achievers and their South African counterparts - In Africa, local executives often spend hours in inconclusive meetings, happily endure distraction via smart devices and seem to accept the curse of constant connectivity and 24/7 availability.
Most big FMCG companies are facing an existential crisis characterised by low growth, margin-pressure and sustainability issues. Retailer consolidation, the growth of online sales, as well as health and well-being trends are all contributing to a challenging operating environment for large FMCG businesses that used to make making money look easy.
During our recent global conference in Milan, AESC President and CEO Karen Greenbaum spoke to Signium about opportunities for the profession and reflects on the 60 year history of the AESC.
Onboarding and transition coaching are designed to make more efficient integration and assimilation processes of new hire executives. An outside coach can help the new hire focus on the following steps which are considered critical by experts for a smooth transition program.
New models and target therapies are having a major impact on the Life Sciences sector. Moreover, technological advancements and the digital revolution as well as macro-economic developments are transforming the way we live, work, and do business.
What does it take to be a leader?: excerpts from a 'Signium Speaks' podcast on executive leadership skills
Part 3 - Signium Partners from China, the US, Mexico, Germany, and South Africa contributed some vital insights into the key skills and traits required by the leaders of the future on a BlueSteps podcast.
In AESC's Leaders on Leaders series, President Karen Greenbaum explores today's top trends impacting global leadership with leaders from the world's top executive search and leadership advisory firms. In this episode, Karen speaks with Alastair Paton, Managing Partner, UK, and Chair of the Global Board at Signium.
Finding Leadership Fit - an art or science?: excerpts from a 'Signium Speaks' podcast on executive leadership skills
Part 2 - Signium Partners from China, the US, Mexico, Germany, and South Africa discussed the vital subject of achieving the right fit in senior leadership appointments on a BlueSteps podcast.
Having advised a range of clients offering Professional Services, Partner Paul Surridge of Signium UK is well placed to comment on the trend towards appointing ‘Player / Manager(s)’, or employees who are asked to lead teams whilst still being expected to deliver similar results to those under their charge.