Managing the Dual Imperative of Short/Long Term Performance

An Interview with David Langstaff and Kate Isaacs Higher Ambition CEOs wrestle with a dual imperative: deliver results in the short-term, and build capacity to create long-term value. Successfully navigating this path is not easy, especially for leaders who feel pressure to meet short-term investor expectations. Frustration with “short-termism is not new. Unfortunately, like the…

Pursuing a Higher Ambition Research Agenda

The Center’s research agenda is focused on generating practical and useable knowledge on issues that are key to effective Higher Ambition leadership. Three research initiatives were spotlighted at the 2015 Higher Ambition CEO Summit: Higher Ambition Boards of Directors Linking Purpose and Profit Managing for the Short and Long Term     Higher Ambition Boards…

CEOs Discuss the Power of Purpose

A Gathering of Leading Executives and Thought Leaders Purpose drives performance. Whether examining financial returns, customer satisfaction, or employee engagement, firms that embrace the challenge of making a positive contribution to the world outpace their more short-term focused rivals. That was the overwhelming consensus when The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership hosted its third annual…