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What leadership shadow do you cast?
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"A leader doesn’t just get the message across; he is the message.”  —Warren Bennis The importance of culture and its effects on organizational performance are by now well known. Indeed, the topic has gone mainstream to the degree that “culture” was Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2014. Yet even as issues of organizational culture lie at the heart of merger clashes, strategy failures, and ch...


Effectively Managing Four Leadership Personalities
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Modern leadership places an ever-higher premium on coaching team members to get results. The only problem with this approach is that well-educated and highly skilled executives simply cannot be managed in a command-and control fashion. Modern management places far greater emphasis on listening and influencing. Leaders need to recognize that in order to be effective, they must adjust their communic...


Heidrick & Struggles Introduces Leadership Signature®
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Heidrick & Struggles introduces Leadership Signature®, an assessment tool designed specifically to evaluate candidates' leadership styles and to help answer important questions related to how an executive would lead in a new role....


Leaders on Leadership
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What's your leadership signature?
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Why do some business leaders thrive while others flounder? Professional qualifications and technical competencies (the whats of leadership) play an important role, of course, but far more often we’ve observed that success or failure depends on how leaders lead — specifically, how leaders’ styles mesh with their teams and the cultures of their organizations. An empirical research project we conduct...


Realizing business value from leadership investment
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In recent years, most private sector organizations moved from savage downsizing and consolidation to a period of growth requiring innovation and change. The public sector across many of the world’s economies braced for a tough time with sharply reduced resources and rapidly increasing expectations of performance. In the midst of this whirlwind of change, we convened a dialogue with 20 leading prac...


The New Leadership Contract
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As a new leadership contract evolves with conflicting demands, CEOs will need agility, authenticity and fortitude. “Everybody has a strategy, until they get punched in the face.” That line, once muttered by former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson, was borrowed by Mark Weinberger, chairman and CEO of global consultancy EY, as he made the point that successful business leaders need to demonstrate...


Expanding our Leadership Consulting services
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We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specializing in leadership and organizational development. This acquisition marks a further step in the development of our leadership consulting capability. The addition of Co Company provides our clients access to a premium leadership and organizational development service that combines analytical rigor and...


Leadership matters
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Leadership Assessment and Development
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In a fast-paced, ever-evolving business landscape, having top talent isn’t enough: today’s leaders must be able to adapt to changing strategies, priorities, and ways of working to ensure that their organizations can continue to stay ahead. In fact, our research shows that leaders who are able to employ the principles we’ve identified for peak performance in this environment are four times more eff...


Heidrick & Struggles Launches Leadership Signature Executive Assessment Tool
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New analytic tool addresses questions of how an executive will lead in a new role...


Karen Rosa West, PhD
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Karen Rosa West is the Chief Innovation Officer of Heidrick Product Laboratories (H Labs) and is a Partner in the Heidrick & Struggles Chicago office. She is a lead architect for the firm’s proprietary tool, Leadership Signature® and develops other tools to support the creation of deeper leadership insights. Karen advises boards, CEOs and HR leadership on areas of assessment, succession planning, ...


Olivier Jeglot
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Olivier Jeglot is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Paris office and a member of Heidrick Consulting, with global expertise in leadership assessment and development solutions and services. As a trusted advisor, he partners with senior leaders to tackle their leadership and talent management challenges in order to achieve their strategic imperatives. Previously, Olivier worked at Aon Hewitt as a...


Roch Parayre
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Roch Parayre is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Philadelphia office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. He was previously a senior partner at Decision Strategies International, a global strategy and leadership development advisory firm acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016, where he also led the Blue Ocean Strategy Practice. A strategist and master teacher, Roch has advised organizations on...


Putting META into Action
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Heidrick & Struggles Announces Key Natural Resources Leadership Appointments
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Heidrick & Struggles International (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, is pleased to announce two key leadership appointments within the firm's Natural Resources Practice....


Move Faster Drive Harder
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How Organizations Can Restore and Maintain Trust
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There are special factors about banking that in retrospect made eye-popping industry turbulence seem almost inevitable. Originating with the U.S. housing market bubble, the financial crisis, with the demise of Lehman Brothers, reached global dimensions, eventually causing losses in excess of $2.3 trillion. Hugo Banzinger, in his Insight column in the Financial Times, wrote, “the root causes were l...


John T. Thompson
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John Thompson serves as Vice Chairman, Global CEO and Board Practice, at Heidrick & Struggles. He is recognized as one of the most respected CEO and Board advisors in the nation having completed over 210 CEO searches in the last 34 years. His clients have included Apple, Arconic, CA Technologies, CSC, Dell, Disney, DirecTV, Gates, Google, IBM, Intuit, Salesforce, SAP and Univision. In addition, he...