Now we look at the challenge of finding a ‘pink giraffe’ to lead your portfolio invested company, why this is a difficult search, and surface compromise as an essential dynamic
Managing people is complex and hiring Private Equity leaders entails heavy lifting from a soft skill standpoint.
First in a series by Steve Manning – Head of Financial Services / PE and Family Office Search Practice – Asia, Cornerstone International Group, Singapore Part One – Core Hard Credential Constituents The bar is set high. Dynamics at Private Equity firms is fast, aggressive and all conquering. As the investor leader you’re thrust […]
Many Boards in turbulent times put leadership succession on hold — mistakenly,
Now is the time to begin thinking about your employees, and the decisions you need to make as you move forward.
Across the world, we are collectively experiencing one of the most significant changes of our lives. The loss of physical touch, standing close to people without fear, and dinner out with friends. We have lost the option of celebrating milestone – birthdays, weddings, graduations, baby showers, holidays and cancelled vacations, the losses are mounting. Many […]
Just as new positions such as the CTO have become strategic essentials, so will the recruiting partnership become a must-have in developing the next generation of business leaders.
In recent years we have seen how the profile and the role of the chief executive has gone through an evolutionary process.
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