There’s a valid argument that says the worst time to recruit leaders is when you need one. Or don’t wait to fix a leaky roof until it’s raining
On the surface, if you need to recruit an executive in a hurry, you’ve done something wrong.
If you still have trouble with assessing the ROI in leadership development within the organization, you need, to look at Intentional Leadership Development.
Some data regarding executive recruiting failures doesn’t add up.
Executive search is an excruciatingly diligent process.
It is no coincidence that CSR has become a major factor in recruitment as we transit younger, more educated and more self-aware generations of workers.
Where business is heading in many instances is to move the decision-making closer to the customer.
And this is not only a physical adjustment.
Our latest study – Where is Your Business Heading? – identifies three current impacts on global trends. The first is the new, ever-faster pace of business .
The most effective CEOs focus 20-30% of their time up, 20-30% out, and less than 50% down. Read more.
The executive hiring process is a high-stakes undertaking. Line and operating vacancies are based primarily on assessing a candidate’s skill set, experience, and knowledge. These roles are usually filled rapidly. When filling an executive position, on the other hand, additional, complex requirements call for a longer term view, where leadership, people skills, vision, and cultural […]
Candidates who demonstrate high learning agility can get comfortable with uncomfortable ways of thinking, and can succeed where others may stumble
This is the third in our series on When Do You Need An Executive Coach Read Part one and Part two Traditional executive onboarding programs alone are putting your company at risk. That’s right. It’s a risk to assume a new leader will naturally assimilate into your company’s cultural, functional, organizational dimensions. A typical onboarding […]
In the first part we looked into a scary statistic from the HBR that suggests as many as 60% of newly hired executives fail in the first 18 months
the earlier an executive coach is inserted into the equation, the greater the value to both the executive and the company that hired him or her.
The struggle for gender equity in business – especially in leadership ranks – makes progress in little steps.
I define Leadership Capacity as the ability to lead more effectively and more efficiently at higher levels of organizational complexity. That definition assumes that a team member already is leading effectively and efficiently at their current level. The ongoing research in leadership development documents that a leader can continue to enrich, enhance, and expand leadership […]
Most of us can identify past moments when we said or did something that was misperceived or misunderstood. Sometimes we are fully aware of the relational tension created by those moments. It’s also possible that we missed the signals of the intensity we initiated by the attitudes, words, or actions. Regardless, the end of the […]
Karen Greenbaum the President and CEO of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) interviewed Simon Wan, Chair and Chief Executive of Cornerstone International Group on “The Power of Authentic Leadership”. Listen to the interview here: Below is the transcript: KAREN: Welcome to the Leaders on Leaders podcast from the Global Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. […]
The unique qualities of the salamander are surprisingly transferrable to business leaders
The literature of ancient Israel invites any leader to consider the following: If you have the gift of leadership then lead with diligence. We don’t often speak of diligence in connection with leadership. Maybe we should. When is the last time you did a personal assessment of your competency to lead, and the outcomes of […]
(Ed: Part 2 of a recent HBR article “Why a new leader should be wary of quick wins” by former CEO Dan Ciampa. Read Part One here ) In Thinking, Fast and Slow, the psychologist Daniel Kahneman explores the intricacies of judgment and argues that different tempos of decision making are better for different challenges. Fight/flight/freeze […]