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Leadership Talent Strategy
What We Do
Heidrick & Struggles’ Leadership Talent Management Strategy team develops acquisition strategies that are integrated, holistic and linked directly to our client’s business goals.  We identify, attract, retain and develop leadership talent that creates impact through periods of growth, market or geographic expansion, operational re-alignments and downsizing, or technology-driven change. It’s been m...


Realizing business value from leadership investment
Knowledge Center
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
Knowledge Center
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...


Emerging Talent
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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...


Developing Leadership Agility: How Merck Accelerated its Succession Pipeline
Knowledge Center
Webinar | Developing Leadership Agility: How Merck Accelerated its Succession Pipeline Duration: 1 hour The disruptive market demands different leadership capabilities. How are you equipping your leaders to break through today’s challenges? In this session, hear the live case study on how Merck, a leading healthcare and life science company, strengthened their leadership pipeline and developed an ...


Rethinking retail talent
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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. ...


What leadership shadow do you cast?
Knowledge Center
"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...


Leadership Development
What We Do
Increasingly, our clients tell us that leadership assessment without an explicit link to development is a lost opportunity to embed key leadership behaviors and to produce sustainable business results. Heidrick & Struggles’ Executive Leadership Development experts link assessment outcomes and development activities directly to business imperatives. We create development paths that enable senior le...


Expanding our Leadership Consulting services
Knowledge Center
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 Assessment and Development
What We Do
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 Introduces Leadership Signature®
Knowledge Center
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....