Insights Blog

How to Empower Future-Ready Leadership

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, Steven B. McKinney | 08.05.2019

Recently, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a summit in Gurgaon bringing together senior executives from leading organizations of the Asia Pacific region to explore what organizations and leaders can do to prepare their companies for the future. Many of the themes that emerged are timeless; others are specific to the modern age and the opportunities and challenges of the digital era.

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The Global NGO Today: A View From the Boardroom

Malcolm Duncan, IRC Australia | 07.05.2019

Malcolm Duncan, Director with IRC Australia, sat down with Duncan West, who is currently Chair of Habitat for Humanity Australia, to discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in chairing an NGO. IRC Australia appointed Duncan to the Habitat for Humanity Board in September 2017 and he has been Chair since November 2017.

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling at Grundfos Thailand

Monicca Yan | 07.05.2019

Porthip Nat Viphatanaporn joined Grundfos in 1993, soon after the company launched operations in Thailand. After working in a supportive capacity alongside five country managing directors in not so many years, she took a shot at the top post herself and proved her worth in a traditionally male-dominated industry, delivering growth and stability for the next 25 years.

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Relevance or Extinction?

Richard Boot OBE DL | 03.05.2019

This is the stark choice facing business in the digital age and, says David Haley, Senior Vice President of Atos, complete transformation is the answer.

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IRC EMEA: Navigating the Future

Stepan Motejzik | 03.05.2019

The spring summit of IRC leaders from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and guest leaders from major European enterprises gathered in London to grapple with a significant challenge of our times: how can businesses ride the storm of technological change and remain competitive? Can you calm the storm before it blows you off course?

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Developing Leaders to be Future Ready

Hamilton Teixeira | 03.05.2019

IRC Global Executive Search Partners conducts annual leadership summits in major business centres in order to exchange views about contemporary issues of importance to senior executives. The 2019 Americas summit was held in San Francisco. Speakers David Esposito, managing partner of the leadership consulting firm Harvest Time Partners and former astronaut Steve Smith joined with attendees to explore the challenges of leadership in uncertain times.

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The Urgent Need to Bring Humanity Back into Business – Upskill Your Workforce Now, the Clock Is Ticking

Dr. Christa Uehlinger | 01.05.2019

The global workplace is changing rapidly. By 2022, the frontier between humans and machines will have shifted significantly. Thus, humanity needs a reboot and will be the real differentiator. Companies are being implored to act now and to upskill their workforce with people skills such as communication, intercultural competencies, complex problem solving and emotional intelligence capabilities.

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Exploration Leadership: An Astronaut's Perspective

Warren Carter, IRC USA - The QualiFind Group | 23.04.2019

Breaking boundaries to solve complex problems calls for "exploration leadership"...

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How Locals Can Play a More Prominent Role Leading Multinationals in Asia

Grace Abella-Zata | 16.04.2019

Hiring more locals to fill top posts at Western multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Asia doesn’t just further inclusion, it’s good business. Localising leadership requires overcoming cultural conditioning in certain Asian cultures that may, in certain circumstances, be a hindrance to upward mobility in large global organisations, but organisations that are cultivating local management in the region seldom regret it.

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Getting on Board: A Woman's Dilemma

Hudra Zulkiflee, IRC Malaysia and Thailand | 09.04.2019

Globally and within Malaysia, there is a growing awareness of the need to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards. The Malaysian government also announced a target for 30% women representation on public-listed corporate boards. So, where do we presently stand? The World Bank Research group shows that as of December 2018, Malaysia has 15.7% female board representation across all public-listed companies.

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