Mastering the Art of Executive Interviews: A CEO Worldwide Guide

The Art of Executive Interviews

What’s the secret to unlocking your company’s full potential in the competitive talent market of today? The answer might be simpler than you think and is crucial for corporate clients, HR professionals, and C-level management seeking top executive talent globally. This blog will dive into the art of conducting effective executive interviews, a strategic step … Read more

Hiring the best people


“You can’t send a duck to eagle school” You have to admit,  when you saw the headline of Colin Thompson’s short article. Ducks? Eagles? What’s this to do with business? But you will be simply stunned by the truth behind this kind of funny sentence. What about you? Do you think you can train a duck to become … Read more

How To Manage Major A Company Transformation

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Do you (or will you) have to manage a major company transformation? Written by Tim Thexton As interim managers, especially senior managers and directors we are most frequently called in at times of major change – for example a major company transformation. As such, titling ourselves change managers, we are the harbingers of that inevitable … Read more

International Business Relationships: A Success Story

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Introduction to international business relationships This success story describes one experience and two levels of feedback on international business relationships. The experience is my assignment as Executive Vice President for Orascom started 7 years ago. One level is describing a senior management position within an emerging market leader organization. The other is how, on a … Read more

International Management – Future Plans

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International Management: A sticky wicket? Some facts about the global economic climate Not a reference to the England cricket team’s difficulties on the subcontinent but a term economists use when inflation is resistant to change. Should we then be overly alarmed to see inflation stuck at 2.7% for three months straight in the UK? Perhaps … Read more

Scenario Planning

Scenario planning that leads to success Scenario planning isn’t the same issue as strategic planning; basic strategic planning tends to address the accidents of the day, such as the decision to reduce inventory because of a downturn in the economy. Scenario planning looks at what’s going to happen tomorrow. It’s focused on understanding what the … Read more

How to acquire the company with its own money

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Context How to acquire the company with its own money: XYZ is our main competitor, with similar activity than ours, but complementary and of great marketing interest. Its 2XXX revenue amounts to $110M and its financial result is nil. In 2XXX, XYZ shareholders gave up ownership, as a result of an LMBO (Leverage Management Buy … Read more

A Tip on the Long Tail of Top Management

Consultants can turn top management roles more effective and less lonesome… Taking risks is inherent in top management roles, but some often suppressed aspects are isolation and doubt. With the increase of economic and political uncertainly and complexity, top managers need to be able to ponder alternatives and decisions with stakeless peers – something that … Read more

Turnaround of a SMB company close to insolvency

CONTEXT A SMB company acting in ophtalmic lenses had to face a critical situation: Lack of cash, increasing delays for paying the suppliers Sales volume decrease Frequent delays in products deliveries High level scrap rate (14 %) Lack of manufacturing space An equity fund having invested in this company asked to the owner-president to hire … Read more