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Myths That Hurt Top Team Performance

March 2023

Explore the common misconceptions about team performance and the questions CEOs can ask to determine what’s working — and what’s not — on their teams.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

There is no shortage of desire to attract under-represented groups to tech companies but turning aspirations into reality remains challenging. We consider what’s to be done.

In this report, co-authored by Spencer Stuart and Bain & Company, we examine the workplace challenges facing women in China and recommend actions to help women reach their full potential.


Board Governance

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    Craig Beazer discusses career history, highlighting critical decisions he made, lessons learned, and his advice for building a legal career.

  • How diversity can drive next level customer service

    January 2023

    We brought together a group of senior female customer service leaders to consider how customer service is changing, understand how organisations in different industries are approaching these issues, and learn from their own experiences about how diversity can enhance customer service.

  • The General Counsel’s Role in Supporting Board Excellence

    January 2023

    Ways general counsel can elevate their work with boards in onboarding new directors, supporting the board evaluation, and sourcing and recruiting new directors.

  • 20th Annual CMO Summit

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    For food industry companies, the best way to manage the transition from start-up to mature company is to add a COO to transform operations for the next phase of growth.

  • 2022 Belgium Spencer Stuart Board Index

    This ninth edition of the Belgium Spencer Stuart Board Index analyses board governance practices in the 57 companies that comprise the Bel 20 and Bel Mid indices, providing a valuable perspective on the health of listed company boardrooms between 2021–2022.

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