Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

In 2016, our professional association, The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), revealed trends in recruitment, retention and development of C-Suite leaders in its Executive Talent 2020 report. Three years later, the organization has revisited the framework of that report, having surveyed business leaders worldwide to better understand their top business challenges today and by 2025, how they currently use external advisors and how they plan to use […]

Disruptive Business Models: Innovative Ideas Transforming Industries

Disruptive Business Models: Innovative Ideas Transforming Industries

In a technology-enabled, globally interconnected world that often feels like it is set on hyperdrive, business leaders must always think a few years ahead to anticipate and prepare for whatever is coming next. Proactively capitalizing on disruptive ideas—at exactly the right time—has become the key to beating the competition and earning the hearts and minds of customers. To explore the topic of disruption, we invited four forward-thinking business leaders to […]

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Macro trends, largely driven by innovation in technology, are rapidly changing the landscape of our professional and personal lives. The way people interact with each other and the world is vastly different today than it was 10 years ago, and will likely be completely different a decade from now. Understanding technology and trends that are now in the pipeline equips businesses to ride the waves of change that will benefit […]

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

As we enter the new year in the home stretch of the presidential transition, analysts have offered both optimistic and pessimistic forecasts about the new administration’s impact on the U.S. economy. The daily headlines about Trump’s cabinet choices and potential policy decisions have made it difficult for corporate boards and senior leadership teams to plan their strategies for the coming year. Considering this uncertainty, it makes sense for senior executives […]

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Successful companies know their best customers—or think they do. Usually, they look at annual sales because that’s an easy number to measure. But those sales figures don’t show the entire picture. For example, your best customer for the past few years might cut back on purchasing this year, leaving you scrambling to fill the gap. Customer engagement is another important factor that is difficult to quantify or predict. A customer […]

The Chief Financial Officer Perspective 2016

The Chief Financial Officer Perspective 2016

CFOs Weigh in on C-suite Trends and the 2016 Outlook Pearson Partners International recently surveyed chief financial officers on a broad selection of topics related to their key role in the C-suite. The survey drew responses from 180 CFO respondents representing a diverse group of North American companies ranging in size from $50 million regionals to Fortune 1000 multinationals. Below are highlights of the findings, along with some comparisons with those […]

Risks and Opportunities in the Coming Year

Risks and Opportunities in the Coming Year

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services When companies look ahead to 2016, managing global risk is one of the top priorities. There is plenty of uncertainty as C-suite leaders plan for the coming year, as discussed in our Q4 2015 Spotlight Series breakfast. While full-speed-ahead growth has been a primary theme in the past few years, a more cautious optimism seems to be the prevailing attitude at […]

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

In our recently conducted survey of more than 200 senior executives from across the oil and gas energy spectrum, we discovered the trends, issues and challenges they expect to see in 2015 and beyond. These industry leaders weighed in on such issues as headcount expectations, capital spending, merger and acquisition expectations, and more. >>Learn more and see data charts in the PDF of the full study. A Challenging Year Ahead The […]

Taking Flight: The Economic Impact of DFW International Airport in the Global City System

Taking Flight: The Economic Impact of DFW International Airport in the Global City System

  Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, DFW International Airport Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a $31 billion annual economic engine for the DFW region, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the North Texas GDP while employing 150,000 people on a $9 billion payroll. The third-busiest and highest-capacity airport in the world, DFW International Airport hosted 63 million travelers last year. For our Q3 2014 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast, we invited Sean Donohue, […]