Many high-level executives surround themselves with people who have a similar background, education, and outlook on business. When it comes to making decisions, this group of people think in the same way, leading to unchallenged decisions. Known as ‘groupthink’, this phenomena has been proven to lead to poor decisions.
In the latest in our series of essential reads ahead of the Women in Leadership Forum and the Pharma Insight Briefing on Diversity & Innovation, which will take place this October 5th and 6th during the CPhI Congress in Barcelona, Janice Reals Ellig argues that adding women and people from ethnic backgrounds to these groups can lead to better decision making. And there is sound evidence to show that putting more women at the top has a positive impact on the bottom line.
Does the presence of women in decision making bodies in your organisation lead to better business? Borderless Consultants Rosalie Harrison, June Nilsson and Niels-Peter van Doorn will present at the Women in Leadership Forum and Pharma Insight Briefing, and would love to hear your thoughts via Twitter @borderlessexec #WomeninLeadership or LinkedIn http://bit.ly/2aAevd8
Hiring has exceeded pre-pandemic levels in many markets and the shortage of skilled executives has put pressure in the increasing competition for top talents. If you have specialized and high-demand skills, for example on ESG, sustainability or bio-research, and a solid record of experience, you are well positioned to negotiate your salary.
We’re kickstarting 2023 with exciting news for Borderless as we welcome Agnieszka Ogonowska as a Partner. Agnieszka, who joined Borderless six years ago, has 17 years of experience in executive search working with senior leaders across the Life Sciences, Chemical Value Chain and Food & Beverages industries.
The tendency towards underconfidence can also lead us to needlessly (and endlessly) search for ways to gain influence when what we really need is to get better at recognizing the influence we already have. In this piece, the author offers three suggestions for becoming more mindful of the influence you have already but don’t always see.