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.
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.
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.
More and more companies are deciding to give their employees the chance to take time out of their everyday (professional) lives, but which aspects have to be considered when company executives consider taking the sabbatical plunge? Beate Stelzer, Partner at Signium Germany, posed this question to some top-class managers; all of whom decided to treat themselves to a time-out.
We spoke to more than 600 business leaders in 12 different countries and supplemented their perspectives on the issue with case studies, interviews, and insights from specific industries to show the value of intuition in practice. The results show that intuition is a highly desirable business asset across the globe.
Women's Month in South Africa is a good time to share a secret - recent events give women executives a big opportunity to fulfill their potential as key contributors to corporate success. Signium Africa's Mosima Selekisho explores how women are ideally placed to meet the growing need for a new type of corporate leader.