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Innovation & Agility - Part 1/9: Global vs China

Theme: Intercultural Management | July 10, 2018

IRC Global Executive Search Partners Global Conference in Shanghai saw an expert panel weigh in on issues pertaining to “Innovation & Agility: The New World”.
Hamilton Teixeira

Hamilton Teixeira

Leadership Strategies for a Disruptive and Uncertain World

Theme: Intercultural Management | July 5, 2018

Enduring companies stand the test of time by surfing the waves of social and economic change cresting around them and by tapping into cultural undercurrents to capture hearts and minds. Leading an organization to remain relevant and maintain growth in the midst of rapid change is complex, as the advisors at IRC Global Executive Search Partners can attest.
Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta

North America’s Industrial Talent Map – Where to from here?

Theme: Intercultural Management | June 14, 2018

Vast portions of North America’s talent map are under threat of disruption. Between NAFTA’s pending renegotiation and greater use of automation in manufacturing, talent as we know it is about to change in the world’s largest trading bloc.
Raj Kumar Paramanathan

Raj Kumar Paramanathan

Future Requires a Different Leadership Approach

Theme: Intercultural Management | June 1, 2018

The increasing pace of digitisation and technological innovation affect businesses around the globe. Disruption is always around the corner. In such a rapidly changing business environment, leadership transformation is essential. During the recent IRC EMEA Regional Meeting in Amsterdam all participants agreed that leadership needs to adapt to the changing circumstances.
Grace Abella-Zata

Grace Abella-Zata

What Leadership Transformation Means in APAC

Theme: Intercultural Management | May 26, 2018

IRC’s Asia Pacific (APAC) member firms and guests gathered in Singapore for its March 2018 C-suite roundtable themed “Leadership Transformation: Strategies in a Disruptive, Uncertain and Digital World.” IRC explored how different variables impact leadership in APAC, a dynamic region characterized by one of the higher growth rates in the world.
Grace Abella-Zata

Grace Abella-Zata

Build, Buy, Borrow: What Is the Right Talent Strategy For Your Company?

Theme: Intercultural Management | May 22, 2018

Leaders across the world seek to answer the question: What are the types of Talents required to thrive in the Innovation age? What criteria can we use to choose a Buy, Build or Borrow strategy to acquire innovative talent? What is “innovative talent” to begin with?
Raj Kumar Paramanathan
Manish Mehta

Raj Kumar Paramanathan Manish Mehta

Roche Indonesia’s Chief Talks About What It Takes to Lead Across Culture

Theme: Intercultural Management | April 27, 2018

One of the most pressing issues global companies face is that of ensuring a ready pipeline of executives who can guide and motivate people to achieve stellar results in different parts of the world. We sat down with one such global-minded executive, Roche Indonesia’s General Manager Dr Ait-Allah Mejri, to bring you his insights into how an expat leader effectively steers change, engagement and performance.
Stepan Motejzik

Stepan Motejzik

Nobody Has a GPS for the Future

Theme: Intercultural Management | April 26, 2018

The disruption has only just started, warns Dr. Riza Kadilar, President, European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). Yet, he is optimistic about the future. “We create problems, and then we solve them. It is what humanity has always done.”
Sylvia MacArthur

Sylvia MacArthur

Leadership Beyond Borders at Toys “R” Us

Theme: Intercultural Management | Nov. 28, 2017

Monika Merz used deft leadership and pragmatic innovation to change the game for Toys “R” Us in Canada, Japan and across the Asia Pacific region. Her story, relayed by IRC Canada President Sylvia MacArthur, tells of the fearless and direct management style that took her across the globe armed with compassion, adaptability and resolve.
Stepan Motejzik

Stepan Motejzik

Why China Matters Now, More Than Ever

Theme: Intercultural Management | Nov. 11, 2017

Chinese firms continue to expand aggressively abroad, competing fiercely with incumbent heavy weights in a growing number of industries. China expert Shaun Rein identifies the key drivers, predominant sectors and human resource implications of unprecedented international growth by state-owned and privately held Chinese corporations in an interview with IRC Institute.
Raj Kumar Paramanathan
Manish Mehta

Raj Kumar Paramanathan Manish Mehta

ASEAN Leadership Development Pays Dividends for Global Pharma

Theme: Intercultural Management | Oct. 30, 2017

As business leaders look beyond national borders for growth opportunities abroad, few overlook Asia, given its size and demographics. The world’s most populous continent, Asia is home to 48 nations, each with unique cultural attributes and distinct business practices.
Rania Abdalla

Rania Abdalla

Green Shoots of Arab Spring

Theme: Intercultural Management | Oct. 9, 2017

Skilful business leaders mitigate the negative impacts of economic instability by taking proactive measures that encourage growth. The debilitating mind-set of “staying afloat” in crisis is replaced by a mantra of efficiency, innovation and renewal.
Tiina Miettinen
Sanna Leppaluoto

Tiina Miettinen Sanna Leppaluoto

How Fingrid Nurtures a Dynamic Expert Organisation

Theme: Intercultural Management | Sept. 18, 2017

Fingrid has found a formula to attract top talent and elicit optimal performance from its workforce. Professional development opportunities are intrinsic to the job. Consistent efforts to establish and reaffirm core values of fairness, efficiency, transparency and responsibility have made it one of Finland’s leading places to work. IRC Finland’s Sanna Leppäluoto takes stock of the company’s tireless pursuit of an open, regenerating and target-oriented working community culture.
Richard Boot OBE DL
Graham Smith
Ian Squires

Richard Boot OBE DL Graham Smith Ian Squires

Aston Martin – Driving A Cultural Change

Theme: Intercultural Management | March 7, 2017

Aston Martin is one of the most iconic brands in the automotive world and it is now on a journey unlike any it has ever made – from being solely a producer of glamorous and very high-end motor cars to becoming a luxury company with a lifestyle product range. In this interview, Aston Martin’s boss describes the strategic and cultural shifts he is engineering in what he calls ‘the never-ending pursuit of excellence.’
Niamh O'Driscoll

Niamh O'Driscoll

Winning Hearts and Minds: A Universal Approach to Leadership

Theme: Intercultural Management | Oct. 22, 2016

Ireland's Life Sciences sector has grown from humble beginnings in the 1960s to global significance. The small island with a population of 4.5m has attracted nine out of the top 10 global pharmaceutical corporations. Ireland is today the world’s eighth-largest producer and fifth-largest exporter of pharmaceutical products.
Rohan Carr

Rohan Carr

Executive Retention: Getting Your Best to Stay

Theme: Intercultural Management | March 22, 2016

What is it that keeps senior employees engaged in their current organisation? What makes them stay despite other opportunities that might come their way? Is it the organisation’s culture, the people, money or something else? A comprehensive study of Australian executives was conducted as part of IRC Australia director Rohan Carr’s doctoral thesis. It was based on extensive interviews with a broad range of executives exploring factors retaining or likely to retain them in their current organisations.
Rita Kaufmann-Linke

Rita Kaufmann-Linke

A New Global Thought Leadership Community Is Born

Theme: Intercultural Management | March 1, 2016

Rita Kaufmann-Linke, CEO of the IRC Institute Global Executive Board, expounds on the rationale, drivers and objectives behind the launch of the IRC Institute and its contribution to leadership excellence.
Ivan Yardley

Ivan Yardley

The Fourth Wave of Knowledge Exchange

Theme: Intercultural Management | Feb. 25, 2016

The international and domestic social and economic environment is increasingly complex and volatile. The past hundred years have seen enormous changes in almost every aspect of our lives, and the pace of change is accelerating rapidly.
Michael Okoroafor, Ph.D.

Michael Okoroafor, Ph.D.

LQ Trumps IQ

Theme: Intercultural Management | Feb. 23, 2016

Michael Okoroafor, Vice President, Global Packaging Innovation at McCormick, challenges business leaders to embrace cultural diversity and make learning a lifelong process.
Vishnu Nair
Grant Pryde

Vishnu Nair Grant Pryde

Delivering the Future – New Zealand Post’s Journey Into the Digital Age

Theme: Intercultural Management | Feb. 22, 2016

A winning formula for a successful transformation process from one of the most traditional organisations in the New Zealand market.
Dr. Christa Uehlinger

Dr. Christa Uehlinger

Critical Skills for Success

Theme: Intercultural Management | Feb. 22, 2016

Dr. Christa Uehlinger, founder of cross-cultural consultancy linking people®, embraces the challenges associated with collaborating across cultures as key to developing novel business solutions.
Luis Alvarez

Luis Alvarez

The Fountain of Youth

Theme: Intercultural Management | Feb. 21, 2016

Luis Alvarez, President and CEO of Lancer Corporation, finds opportunity in adversity, strength in diversity and danger in complacency.
Oliver  Hill

Oliver Hill

The World Is Flat

Theme: Intercultural Management | Feb. 20, 2016

It’s no small achievement that successful multinational corporations make products that engender loyalty and become household names throughout the world. A flawless go-to-market strategy convinces consumers in multiple countries that those brands are, in essence, local, tailored to their tastes and designed to meet their needs. Understanding cultural nuances and engaging diverse populations the world over is key to getting it right and distinguishes international corporations from their truly global peers.

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