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Monicca Yan

Courage to break Japan’s glass ceiling

Notwithstanding substantial gains made in the West over the past several decades to level the playing field and bring about greater equality between men and women, pay gaps persist, and in many countries, corporate leadership remains heavily dominated by men.
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IRC primes leaders for the future

IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened affiliates and business partners at three regional summits covering Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas in early 2019 to spark an intercontinental discussion about leadership and organizational preparedness in an era characterized by accelerating technological change and disruption.
Raj Kumar Paramanathan
Steven B.  McKinney

How to empower future-ready leadership

Recently, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a summit in Gurgaon bringing together senior executives from leading organizations of the Asia Pacific region to explore what organizations and leaders can do to prepare their companies for the future. Many of the themes that emerged are timeless; others are specific to the modern age and the opportunities and challenges of the digital era.
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What makes a successful leader

Richard Boot, IRC UK | Sept. 4, 2019

Having spent many years at KPMG as a partner and finally as Head of Corporate Finance, Midlands, Richard Boot currently chairs and holds directorship of various companies associated with staffing and recruitment. He is also a former board member of IRC Global Executive Search Partners.

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The future of the australian wool industry

Malcolm Duncan, IRC Australia | June 27, 2019

Malcolm Duncan, global leader of IRC’s NGO & Not For Profit practice group, sat down with Stuart McCullough, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI), to discuss the transformation occurring the wool industry supply chain.

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How can social media help monitor and predict dangerous consumption behaviours

Pía Puebla Menne, IRC Chile | June 13, 2019

Substance abuse has long been a public health problem worldwide. Chile is no exception: according to the last SENDA survey (National Drug & Alcohol Prevention Agency) from December 2017 (the survey is conducted every 2 years), in the last 6 years marijuana consumption has increased from 4.6% in 2010 to 14.5% in 2016, showing a 215% increase in prevalence, particularly among young adults - 19 to 34 years of age for both genders.

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Encouraging business enterprises to become social enterprises

Michael Kantel, IRC Germany | June 4, 2019

As people in today’s world have less trust in their political and social institutions, many expect business leaders to fill this gap.

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The global NGO today: a view from the boardroom

Malcolm Duncan, IRC Australia | May 7, 2019

Malcolm Duncan, Director with IRC Australia, sat down with Duncan West, who is currently Chair of Habitat for Humanity Australia, to discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in chairing an NGO. IRC Australia appointed Duncan to the Habitat for Humanity Board in September 2017 and he has been Chair since November 2017.

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Exploration leadership: an astronaut's perspective

Warren Carter, IRC USA - The QualiFind Group | April 23, 2019

Breaking boundaries to solve complex problems calls for "exploration leadership"...

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Getting on board: a woman's dilemma

Hudra Zulkiflee, IRC Malaysia and Thailand | April 9, 2019

Globally and within Malaysia, there is a growing awareness of the need to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards. The Malaysian government also announced a target for 30% women representation on public-listed corporate boards. So, where do we presently stand? The World Bank Research group shows that as of December 2018, Malaysia has 15.7% female board representation across all public-listed companies.

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Leading in a transformational age: an Indian perspective

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | March 4, 2019

Mr Prashant Tandon is the founder and CEO of 1mg, India's largest digital health platform. As a visionary healthcare entrepreneur, Tandon has been listed as one of India's top 40 most influential people under 40 years of age (Economic Times: 40 under 40).

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2019 higher education talent trends in Australia

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | Feb. 26, 2019

The higher education sector not only shapes the world in which we live but also is shaped by it. While Australian universities undoubtedly punch above their weight internationally, they remain highly susceptible to global events; be they opportunities or challenges. This will no doubt continue in 2019.

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KidsRights: changing the NGO world

Patrick Westerburger, IRC Netherlands | Feb. 5, 2019

At KidsRights the children define the agenda and ensure that their message is reaching a global audience.

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