Luke Webber

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10 Reasons Why Now Is The Time To Join The Cloud

Written by Luke Webber on Jul 06, 2015

To some leaders cloud computing is fraught with pitfalls. Companies baulk at the cloud because of data security concerns, which whilst in some cases is legitimate (particularly within Defence and Public Sector organisations) in other industries these fears are often unfounded. To others, job security becomes an issue as they see the further automation of IT services as a threat. Then of course there is the question over who really controls the data, and who is responsible should something happen to it...

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Andy Benson Ex-MD Of Sony Talks Growth And Challenges Within The Consumer Electronics Industry

Written by Luke Webber on Apr 22, 2015

It’s a real privilege to be networked with some of the most talented senior executives, and when I heard that one of the biggest advocates of disruptive technology in the Consumer Electronics space was taking a look at the market I took the opportunity to catch up with Andy.

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Foresight! – The Must Have Competency for Business Leaders in 2015.

Written by Luke Webber on Jan 12, 2015

Foresight is ‘to have the ability to predict what will happen or be needed in the future.’

Pace of change has accelerated so quickly in modern times that by the time you read this, an event will have no doubt occurred somewhere in your business. Prime examples of these are; a lucrative contract signed, a sale, a meeting with marketing, a change in budget or a change in personnel.  The future is always upon you and this is inevitable therefore, I ask the question.  Are you in control of every event that has happened in your organisation and did you expect them to occur?

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My ‘brush’ with Gerry Nocker – Ex CEO at Colgate Palmolive Co.

Written by Luke Webber on Jul 24, 2014

Meeting and learning from the leaders of major businesses is a great privilege that I enjoy hugely.

As I continue my head-hunting journey spanning the globe and speaking with great leaders, I recently found myself at one of my more familiar settings, a top secret location away from the hustle and bustle in London meeting a captivating individual - Gerry Nocker.

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Bad news, your CEO has handed in their notice.

Written by Luke Webber on Jun 09, 2014

As a board member or business owner you’ve had some bad news, your current CEO has handed in their notice. This is hard to take, your trusted advisor and pinnacle of your business has decided to move on to pastures new. They’ve been incredibly successful and you know that such talent is going to be hard to replicate. You take some time out and digest what you’ve heard, then you go back and ask the pertinent questions but ultimately nothing is going to change, you panic but can’t show it, you feel like your 5 year strategy has gone out the window. What do you do next?

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Q&A Session with Jorgen Nilsson – Ex CEO of ACISION

Written by Luke Webber on Apr 23, 2014

Driving Growth, Innovation, and Accountability in an evolving global landscape. A Head-hunters Q&A Session with Jorgen Nilsson – Ex CEO of ACISION

At Executives Online I consider myself to be very lucky.  I am able to engage with influential leaders across a variety of sectors. Therefore, when someone of Jorgen’s calibre decided to choose Executives Online as his partner for his next leadership position, we were very happy to oblige.

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Keeping your head above C-Level

Written by Luke Webber on Apr 16, 2014

As a C-Level search partner to 100’s of clients and candidates over the years I have been lucky enough to engage with leaders at the top of their game as well as the leaders of the future.  Coaching and mentoring these individuals from a recruitment perspective is something that I am passionate about particularly, when the rewards to a business are so tangible. Seeing a business perform well due to leadership that I have personally identified gives me a huge buzz.  Almost every business leader I speak to agrees, it is very difficult to reach such a level in your career but, it is even harder to remain there.

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