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From sci-fi into reality: how fiction anticipated today’s world

Amid the clamor around AI “taking over”, Glen Johnson, Partner in the Odgers Interim Atlanta office looks at how sci-fi envisioned some exciting technological developments.  

Back in 1872, English writer Samuel Butler published...

ESG grounded in reality: greater scrutiny calls for robust risk assessment

Paul Wenman, owner of InvestAssure and an expert in sustainability, talks to Odgers Interim about the growing risks around making ESG claims that fail to match operational realities.

Last year was a tumultuous one for investors...

Emotional Intelligence: a step by step guide

Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence (EI) or was popularised in 1995 by Daniel Goldman. It refers to the ability to recognize and understand emotions, both in yourself and in others. Being emotionally intelligent...

What is Active Listening and why is it important in the workplace?

Active listening requires full concentration on what is being spoken about, as opposed to passively “hearing” the conversation. It is a skill that can be developed with practice and requires the listener to actively engage in...

Don’t let a talent gap stop you in your tracks

It’s taking longer to replace executive talent but there’s no need for vital leadership posts to remain unfilled, says Paul Smith, Managing Partner, Odgers Interim US. 

Organizations of all kinds are wrestling with a talent...

Worried about the economy? Opportunities can be found in a ‘down market’

Interest rates are going up and the stock market has the jitters, yet it’s not all doom and gloom writes Glen Johnson, Partner in the Odgers Interim Atlanta office.   

Well, you will find the global and US economy in one of the...

Business development: How Interim talent can take startups to the next level

Interim business development talent can be the answer growth-hungry startups are looking for, says Head of our Consumer, Retail, Healthcare and Professional Services Interim Practices in the US, Lori Rubin.

Think of a match made...

Are you confident in your leadership team?

Glen Johnson, Partner at Odgers Interim, says that if you don’t have confidence in your leadership team, you are far from alone. In fact, as our Leadership Confidence Index 2022 finds, you are in the majority.

In late 2021, over...

Bigger plans: interim appointments that drive growth

Lori Rubin, Head of our Consumer, Retail, Healthcare and Professional Services Practices in the US, says that interim talent can help organizations achieve major growth objectives.

Think big, think interim!

I say that because...

Statement of Support for Ukraine

Odgers Berndtson unreservedly condemns the violent invasion of Ukraine. We are committed to the support of our Ukrainian colleagues and the wider population who we have assisted through donations to charity.

We support all...

The wisdom of Ted Lasso: interim management lessons from a heartwarming TV hit

Lori Rubin, Head of our Consumer, Retail, Healthcare and Professional Services Interim Practices in the US, says the critically acclaimed comedy series about a sports coach has much to teach us about what makes a great interim...

Cultural authenticity: putting DEI at the heart of strategies and performance

Glen Johnson, Partner at Odgers Interim, argues that a smart and authentic approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) can be an important factor in cementing or transforming organizational culture.

DEI is a hot topic and...

Turning uncertainty into opportunity: How Interim Management can be used to navigate the challenges of M&A

Bambos Eracleous, Partner and Head of our Media & Entertainment Practice, explores the changes, challenges, and opportunities arising from M&A in the sector and how interim management can add value on both a business and individual level.

Management Styles – Understanding different styles for more efficient management

Management styles immediately impact team productivity, team culture, and employee’s sense of belonging. For this article, Zoe Spalding, Resourcer at Odgers Interim, spoke to some of our interim managers to understand what styles they consider particularly effective for interim and short-term assignments, whilst diving into the different styles to better understand the impact they might have on working relationships.

Ghosting in Recruitment: The unfortunate and never-ending trend

Glen Johnson, Partner at Odgers Interim, reflects on the unfortunate and never-ending trend of ghosting in the recruitment sector, the relationships and reputations that might get damaged as a result, and why open and honest communication will always be more beneficial than #ghosting someone.

Meet our Interims: Insights from Healthcare Interim Graham Cherrington

Lori Rubin, Partner at Odgers Interim, speaks to Graham Cherrington, a successful Senior Executive in the Healthcare Industry, about his transition to interim work, the advice he would share with early career interim executives, and his approach to interim assignments in the healthcare industry.

How to market yourself as an Interim

In our latest article in the ‘Top Tips’ series, Zoe Spalding, Resourcer at Odgers Interim, shares best practice tips from our network of interims on how to successfully market yourself as an interim.

Take-Off and Landing: How to ensure client expectations are met

In this article, guest author Jack Kenward, an interim and consultant working predominantly in strategic and leadership roles in universities, outlines several solutions to ensure a smooth experience for both clients and candidates during interim or consultant projects.

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