Elevating Our Profession in Europe

On November 9, executive search and leadership consulting professionals from across Europe gathered in Brussels for Elevate 2017, AESC’s European Conference. In an era of uncertainty and disruption, organizations worldwide look to search and leadership consultants as their trusted advisors to help navigate this increasingly complex environment. 

Ilaria Maselli stressed the importance of tapping into the mature workforce to address Europe’s aging working population while neuroleadership expert Andy Habermacher presented the surprising qualities of highly functioning brains from how it grows and wires throughout life. And client relationship expert David Butter guided in how to ask the types of effective questions that build trusted partnerships. 

Arguments from both sides of AI-based technology were presented. McKinsey’s Michael Chui presented findings to suggest it will create as many or more jobs than it will eventually eliminate, while Peter Hinssen advised that organizations, industries and institutions risk being left behind and rapidly replaced without a shift in organizational structures, talent, technologies, mindset and culture. 

AESC’s Karen Greenbaum presented on next generation executive sharing how best to explore, attract, develop and retain younger Gen X and Millennial talent and why the next generation has the attributes today’s organizations need to succeed. A panel of next generation executive search and leadership consultants, including: Sam Burman, Heidrick & Struggles; Julie Maigret, Korn Ferry; Paloma Marcos, Spencer Stuart; Agnieszka Ogonowska, Borderless; and Harry Wimborne, Sheffield Haworth; then shared their perspective on the future of the profession.

The event provided attendees an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the critical challenges and opportunities leaders face to better deliver long-term value.

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