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The Seven Secrets of Leadership
Secret #2: Today’s great leader is a great talent manager What makes a great global leader? Page Executive interviewed over forty business leaders across Asia Pacific and Australia, Europe and the Americas for their views on leadership. The result of this work is a series of short articles on the... Read more
The Seven Secrets of Leadership
Secret #1: Maintain, adapt and share your vision What makes a great global leader? Page Executive interviewed over forty business leaders across Asia Pacific and Australia, Europe and the Americas for their views on leadership. The result of this work is a series of short articles on the topic of... Read more
Boards: the diversity challenge
A snapshot on gender diversity at board-level. Gillian Wilmot founder and CEO of Board Mentoring answers five key questions.    1. What do you think is the biggest challenge to achieving gender diversity?     It is more an issue of diversity itself. We all find it easier to deal with people like... Read more
2013 executive salary survey (Brazil)
More than 700 C-level executives working in Brazil and occupying the main executive seats of their respective companies answered our survey questions. Our results give an exclusive insight into the executive market in Brazil. Main highlights Fixed and variable remuneration Base salary: variation... Read more
How to increase your chances of being headhunted
Are you thinking about your next career move but unsure about how to start the process? As a successful IT leader or CIO, it’s likely that your future career opportunities will be in the hands of executive search specialists or ‘headhunters’. The days of ‘registering’ with a contingent recruiter... Read more
Insight into financial transformation
Recently Simon Cordrey met with Manny Gill a financial transformation specialist within globally listed businesses. Manny Gill is a highly skilled senior finance professional who has turned around the financial performance of businesses across the globe. Manny has delivered significant strategic... Read more
Interim management for transformation programmes
Could an interim manager be exactly what your transformation programme needs? In the current market the management of people and the reduction of back office costs have never been in sharper focus. We are seeing HR transformation on more agendas, focusing on changing the way in which HR functions... Read more
An insight into risk management
Recently, Simon Cordrey spoke to Alex Butt, former Director of Business Risk at Capita plc. Alex has been responsible for eight of the 11 divisions and around 50 businesses of Capita plc in the UK and globally. Prior to that, he spent two years as Head of Internal Audit & Risk for the Olympic... Read more
The interview series: HR leaders (UK)
The interview series: HR leaders Page Executive works with leaders who regularly express an interest in what other organisations are doing within their HR functions and who are key players in business. With this in mind we are conducting a series of features with leading HR directors to share... Read more
The interview series: CIOs (UK)
The interview series: CIOs (UK) The CIO practice works with leaders who have an interest in what other organisations are doing with their technology functions. We’ve been interviewing key players in the industry to gain an insight into the market and share information. Gareth James: CIO The Hut... Read more
The interview series: CFOs (UK)
The interview series: CFOs (UK) The CFO practice works with leaders who express an interest in what other organisations are doing within their finance functions, and in the career progression and strategy of the FDs and CFOs that lead them. Our interviews with finance leaders span a range of... Read more
The interview series: non-executive directors (UK)
The board services practice works with leaders who express an interest in the career progression and strategy of others operating in their field. Our interviews with non-executive directors span a range of organisations and areas of focus.   Ruby McGregor-Smith: CEO of MITIE and NED at Michael... Read more
Volume recruitment... a marathon, not a sprint
Staffing one of the most successful Games in history didn’t happen overnight The sheer scale of locating, attracting and hiring the people needed to make London 2012 happen required a staggered and systematic approach to the overall recruitment programme. Heather Andrews, interim head of... Read more
Market overview: executive HR in the UK - Jan 2013
Despite challenging economic circumstances, top HR talent is demand from boards looking to cement their businesses’ position and prepare for future growth. What are the opportunities for HR professionals to prove their commercial worth? The market Confidence in the economy continues to hit the... Read more
Interview with Ruby McGregor-Smith
An insight into the complementary benefit of a non-exec post to a high profile executive career.  Ruby McGregor-Smith qualified as a chartered accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward and then held a series of gradually more senior positions in the support services sector, primarily at Serco Plc. Ruby... Read more

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