10 posts categorised "Leadership"

05/04/2017

Bringing digitisation to the factory floor and beyond

Author: Reinhard Geissbauer, Head of PwC’s Industry 4.0 Practice, EMEA Last week the world’s largest industrial trade show, the Hannover Messe, took place in Germany. With 6,500 exhibitors from 70 countries, every industrial technology you can imagine was on display, and there was real energy and optimism. I lead up...

08/17/2015

Reading for leading – can novels help develop tomorrow’s CEO’s skills?

Author: Christopher Michaelson, Associate Professor of Ethics & Business Law, University of St. Thomas Once upon a time, there was a young man called Victor who was encouraged by his parents to seek a greater understanding of the world through science. When his mother died, he became obsessed by the...

01/09/2015

Seven skills needed for tomorrow's CEO

Author: Suzanne Snowden, Director, Global Thought Leadership As the New Year unfolds, I can’t help thinking about the challenging environment business leaders around the world are facing in 2015. Crude oil has fallen by more than 50% over the last few months. Market prospects in key geographies have ebbed and...

06/02/2014

Developing tomorrow’s CEO today

Author: Ken Favaro, Senior Partner, Strategy& Who will be leading your company in 2040? That’s when today’s graduates will be stepping into the CEO position, and he or she (that’s right, we expect one-third of 2040’s incoming CEOs to be women) will need skills for the complex environment of a...

04/10/2014

Are we doing enough to promote female leadership?

Author: Dennis Nally, Chairman, PwC International Ltd. This year’s Diversity Week was an important step forward for us at PwC as we look to develop diverse leadership throughout the global business. For the first time, all our firms across the world hosted a wide-scale series of inclusion events. As part...

02/17/2014

Why institutional leadership matters

Author: Blair Sheppard, Global Strategy and Leadership Development, PwC I’ve taught leadership for thirty-two years and much of the emphasis remains to this day a question of how to create great entrepreneurs, such as Steve Jobs or Nandan Nilekani; political leaders, such as Deng Xiaoping or Nelson Mandela; or CEOs,...

06/05/2013

How global companies can lean in, too

Author: Bob Moritz - Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC US As chairman and senior partner of PwC US and a member of the global Network Leadership Team, I’ve closely followed the debate about Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In. With her recent trips abroad, she’s brought renewed attention to the...

05/28/2013

Leadership, resilience and integrity

Author: Dennis Chesley - Global Risk Consulting Leader What do Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, and Mahatma Gandhi share in common? Of course, they shine as exemplars of political, technological, and social progress over the past century. They also top the list of historical and literary figures most admired by today’s...

04/23/2013

The year of the fox

In recent years, CEOs have needed to call on one characteristic over all others: resilience. They’ve needed to be agile and wily. They’ve needed to know when to be bold, when to take their chances and when to retreat from risk. There’s some provenance to this. Isaiah Berlin in his...

04/15/2013

Leadership and the stories we tell

On Business Day at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum last month – which coincided with International Women's Day – Nina Easton of Fortune asked aloud whether the world might be more peaceful if there were more women in leadership positions. She went on to suggest that it might be a...