Paul Evans, Academic Director of the INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index, and Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD Executive Director for Global Indices

While technology is eliminating jobs, it is also creating them. But filling these new roles is the next talent challenge.

  • INSEAD’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index shows high-income countries leading in fostering knowledge and vocational talent pools. Low-income countries are struggling in both areas.

  • Competition for jobs in the Middle East is heating up and job candidates are finding that making contact on the ground is the only way to stay ahead of the pack.

  • Forget planning and networking...it's a sure-fire way to remain stuck!

  • Smart leaders steer their organisations to victory, but wise leaders are needed to keep them on top in a dynamic world.

  • Star performers may be CEOs or politicians or even clerics; they may live in a forest or a city or a jungle. But they all share certain traits.

  • A perfect working team is more than a set of great CVs; it also encompasses competent jerks and loveable fools.

  • Executive training may not make a leader out of a follower, but it certainly can make a promising leader better... provided he's willing to put in the effort and take a good long look into his soul.