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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...


Rethinking retail talent
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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
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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...


Emerging Talent
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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...


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. ...


Louis Besland
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Louis Besland is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and is a member of the Industrial Practice. He leads the chemicals and oil and gas sectors for Europe. With more than 30 years of consulting and operational experience and an ability to drive change and deliver tangible results, Louis has built a strong reputation as a trusted advisor to corporate boards, management teams, governmen...


Is too much focus on employee engagement becoming a burden?
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Studies have long suggested that employees who are engaged are more productive and more likely to care about the quality of their work. As a result, employee engagement is an important component for business growth. For instance, Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends study1 revealed that organizations that prioritize employee engagement, organizational fit, and strong leadership outperform t...


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, ...


Jane Black
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Jane Black is a principal in Heidrick Consulting's Senn Delaney Culture Shaping Practice. She has more than 25 years of experience partnering with businesses in achieving their strategies and goals though healthy, high-performance culture shaping. She is a trusted partner to CEOs, executive leaders, and organizational teams. Jane’s work is driven by the belief that a deliberate focus on an organiz...


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...


How Women are Filling the Strategic Skills Gap
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Organizations are facing a new business landscape defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). Despite these conditions, most leaders and organizations still focus on the short term and make plans as if the world were predictable, developing point forecasts, budgets, and initiatives that will succeed only in stable situations. Yet, what this environment requires is truly s...


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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