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Essential Skills of a Top Team as Your Business Grows

Essential Skills of a Top Team as Your Business Grows

As a business grows, so do the complexities of leadership and the essential skills requirements of the top team – a team comprising both the executive leadership (C-Suite) and the board. Too often, the founders continue as they started – trying to do it all themselves...
How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

Last week I wrote about how an Unretirement policy – enabling older workers who would previously have been expected to retire – can be a significant driver in overcoming the skills shortage. This clearly struck a chord with many people, judging by the number of ‘hits’...
Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

There is no question that there’s a global skills shortage – not just among the developed countries, but the developing ones, too, like South Africa – with no less than 87% of companies either already experiencing this, or expecting to do so within the next few years,...
An Interim CEO Could Save Your Business

An Interim CEO Could Save Your Business

I’ve written recently about when it’s time to look for a new CEO and also why so many successions fail. Often, though, the problem of where to find a replacement comes up, especially with The Great Resignation firmly underway and a well-documented shortage of staff...
Why CEO Successions Fail and How to Avoid This

Why CEO Successions Fail and How to Avoid This

$1 trillion a year. That staggering figure is the estimated cost, in lost market value, of badly managed CEO and C-suite transitions in the S&P1500 according to research published in the Harvard Business Review last year. The research believes that better...