I spend the majority of my day either helping clients to find top executive talent, or helping exceptionally talented individuals to make the most appropriate next move in their careers. The world of work is changing rapidly, and talent acquisition practices that used to work for organisations no longer deliver the same results. The dynamics
It is true that the modern day employee wants to be led and follow a passionate leader. When a leader is passionate, his team around him feel a deep sense of being led in a worthy direction by someone who is truly committed to something more important than just revenue. This leader shows that he
Does any of the following sound familiar? You have hired a highly competent executive with sterling credentials, “ticking all the boxes” yet they are struggling to succeed in your organisation. You have an individual on your leadership team who fails to achieve organisational strategy and seems to be driving a different agenda. Your executive team
Assessing the Health of your Succession Pipeline: How many of your General Managers are grown internally?
A key indicator of a healthy talent or leadership pipeline is the ability to promote General Managers from within the organisation. Having a consistent supply of senior managers who can take on the running of a business unit, division, region, country or function is critical to the sustainability of the business and the ability to
As many business and political leaders have experienced and learnt over the last 6 years ,since the 2008 economic crisis, is that it requires real leadership to survive and thrive. Our local South African economy is facing an uncertain year, with potential power outages, labour challenges and a changing political landscape. The ability to continue
A key component of developing and coaching leaders in an organisation’s leadership pipeline is supporting them to develop and manage their internal and at times external brand. Critical is to ensure that they are developing a brand that is aligned with whatever next role they aspire to, or have the potential to grow into. A
Getting succession right is critical for all the important reasons many of us know. Ensuring business continuity, retaining the culture, ensuring the right skills to lead the organisation into the future and retaining top talent and institutional knowledge. One factor we often neglect to consider is ensuring a legacy. A legacy that not only maintains