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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...


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...


Leadership matters
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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...


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...


Effectively Managing Four Leadership Personalities
Knowledge Center
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?
Knowledge Center
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...


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....


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...


Putting META into Action
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Shakespeare's Lessons on Leadership Event Series
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Through the ages, great enterprises have consistently emerged from brilliant ideas and ingenuity. But whether a business stands the tests of time—or fades into obscurity—depends on the character of its leaders and their ability to transform workplace culture. A recent publication, Shakespeare’s Lessons on Leadership: How to Change Hearts & Minds, explores the connections between the disruption tha...


Managing in a Maturing China
Knowledge Center
The business environment in China today is increasingly more complex compared to just a few years ago. Economic growth overall is slowing down while domestic consumption is growing, costs are going up and competition is more intense. All these changes are part of a maturing market that is more important for its own sake rather than as a source for inexpensive labor and exports.  In an effort to be...


Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Leadership of Healthcare - Life Sciences Practice
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Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), the premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, today announced that John Mitchell has joined the firm to lead its global Healthcare and Life Sciences practice....


Heidrick & Struggles is the Only Leadership and Talent Firm on Forbes' 2014 America's Most Trustworthy Companies List
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Heidrick & Struggles, the premier provider of executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today was named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America byForbesmagazine and GMI Ratings. ...


Changing bank culture: Lessons from the financial crisis
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Losing their way The financial crisis exposed the weaknesses in many financial institutions. It showed that some banks had lost their way. Customers were no longer the focus. Making money had become the objective, rather than taking care of your customers or clients, and doing what was right for them. A number of financial institutions started designing things for a counterparty rather than the cu...


Super boards on the cusp of change
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Respected by peers
Knowledge Center
One of our own, Gerry Roche, was named "Recruiter of the Century*." Today, our global network of search professionals and leadership consultants maintains the enduring values with which Heidrick & Struggles was established—quality, client service, teamwork, integrity and the drive for excellence. They have led us to success, earning us the respect of both our peers and the leaders of industries we...