Team Alignment & Performance

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One of the most commonly found characteristics of consistently successful organizations is that they not only align individual leaders who possess the tactical elements for success, but also create teams that commit to and live high performance behaviors.  Heidrick & Struggles’ Top Team Performance specialists know that these elements, combined with structures and processes, create a leadership environment that drives and sustains leadership performance and impact.

We work with clients to ensure team alignment and engagement in the priorities of the organization while operating at the highest level of performance.  In our experience, team alignment and engagement are relevant not only to Fortune 1000 teams, but also to family and founder run organizations where reconciling differing aspirations can create the conditions for long term success.

Our services are built in collaboration with our clients, but typically involve the following elements:

  • Discovery - Engage in deep dialogues with senior executives to determine the unique team and leadership needs for future success
  • Design - Customize solutions based on the organization's purpose, vision, values and strategy
  • Challenge - Shift attitudes and mind-sets that drive behavior, culture and performance; address barriers to progress and help resolve them at both individual and team levels
  • Develop - Enhance decision-making, collaboration and other vital teaming behaviors
  • Sustain - Create best-in-class internal processes and build sustainable internal capability; define the team’s charter, composition and success measures
  • Impact - Maintain a relentless focus on business impact; we are committed to delivering high return on investment

Knowledge Center

2017 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

By Lisa B. Baird, Alyse D. Bodine, Bonnie W. Gwin, Anne Lim O'Brien, Kate Rankine 02 Oct 2017 - Event

Heidrick & Struggles is once again a proud Gold Sponsor of the 2017 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit Oct. 9-11, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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How to tell if you have a dysfunctional team

By Colin Price, Sharon Toye 05 May 2017 - Article

Poor execution, an inability to effect change, and a lack of agility could be derailing your team’s performance.

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Getting employer branding right in China

By Karen Fifer, George Huang, Linda Ye Zhang 09 Mar 2017 - Publication

A survey of senior executives highlights what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to attracting and retaining talent in China.

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Krishnan Rajagopalan

Meet Our Leadership

Krishnan Rajagopalan President and Chief Executive Officer

Krishnan Rajagopalan is President and CEO for Heidrick & Struggles, a trusted advisor to clients across executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping. He serves on the Board of Directors and also leads the firm’s Executive Committee.

Krishnan formerly led Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Executive Search business unit. Between 2007 and 2015, he led the firm’s Global Technology & Services practice. Krishnan has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World” by Business Week.

Krishnan’s personal practice focuses on leading global senior-level searches for clients in the consulting, technology services, outsourcing, software and private equity arenas. Additionally, Krishnan conducts search assignments for executives in a broad range of corporate functions, including CEO, COO and President positions, as well as senior-level positions in strategy/development and client relationship development.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Krishnan was a Vice President/Partner with A.T. Kearney Consulting. During Krishnan’s tenure with A.T. Kearney, he focused on strategy, operations/procurement and e-business across a wide array of industries including technology services, hi-tech and manufacturing. Krishnan has conducted numerous engagements where he was an active part of defining and assessing the executive leadership team. Prior to joining A.T. Kearney, Krishnan was a consultant with Price Waterhouse in its Strategic Management Consulting Group. Before embarking on his consulting career, Krishnan was a Lead Engineer with Harris Corporation in the commercial satellite communications arena.

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