As another global economic slowdown provides a real-world stress test, boards are re-evaluating the type and quality of leadership and talent their businesses have on hand and how it will contribute to the short, medium and longer term success of their business. Although some industrial segments might have seemed, at first, immune to the slowdown, it is likely that a broad swath of the industrial landscape will be negatively affected this year and next.

In the latest white paper from the Korn/Ferry Institute, "Cultivating 'smart growth' leaders to outpace the global economy",' Peter Everaert, Scott Kingdom, and Indranil Roy introduce a framework for measuring the overall capacity of a leadership team to drive growth, even as GDP slows.

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