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Assessment & Culture

Spencer Stuart: How to Think About Assessing Leaders

Accurately predicting which executives will succeed in a senior leadership role and which will not is critical, but challenging for most organizations. Traditional assessment approaches weren’t designed to predict whether an individual has the ability to stretch beyond his or her current capabilities to grow successfully into a new job and change along with it and the organization. In a recent report, Spencer Stuart explores the characteristics of the most effective executive assessments.

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Vanderbloemen Shares the Unexpected Benefits of Sabbaticals for Church Staff

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. 

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Sheffield Haworth Conducts Survey Examining Brexit Uncertainty Versus Opportunity

With ongoing market volatility, an uncertain political structure in the UK and indeed significant wider geopolitical threats, it is no surprise many institutions across both the buy and sell-side remain unsure how best to manage their activities and prepare for the future.

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Hobson Leavy Discuss New Zealand Expats "Calling Home"

The big OE is part of the New Zealand psyche. A steady stream of young kiwi’s leave our shores and head off to experience the world. But in the whirlwind of life, the years extend and time moves quickly. 

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Korn Ferry Hay Group Reveals Industries with Highest and Lowest Employee Engagement Levels

Just in time for Labor Day, which pays tribute to the achievements of American workers, a new analysis by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry underscores which industries have the most engaged and least engaged employees.
 
The analysis is based on engagement surveys from 139 companies and 1.3 million U.S. employees across 15 industries. It reveals that overall, 71 percent of the U.S. workforce is engaged.
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Alder Koten: Why Change Can Slap You in The Face And Blindside Your Career

By definition, we are blindsided when we are struck by something that is not in our sight. Simply put, when we get hammered by the unexpected. From a career perspective, it is defined by a shift in our environment that forces a situation of change that we did not expect and most likely we were not prepared for. 

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Heidrick & Struggles: Accelerating Performance. How to Mobilize, Execute, and Transform With Agility

The mix of opportunity, challenge, and abject failure has been driving a key question for Heidrick & Struggles research agenda: How can companies thrive in a fast-paced, digital world where profound long-term and short-term forces collide in unpredictable ways?

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Heidrick & Struggles: Changing Bank Culture: Lessons From The Financial Crisis

The financial crisis exposed the weaknesses in many financial institutions. It showed that some banks had lost their way. Since the crisis, many institutions have recognized that there is an issue with their internal cultures, and management behaviors. Understanding that you have an issue is the first step toward change.

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Heidrick & Struggles: Shaping the Agile Organization

Culture has become one of the most important words in C-suites and corporate boardrooms, yet when it comes to shaping an organization’s culture to achieve enduring advantage, many companies fall woefully short. As global organizations navigate the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” they are grappling with the need for urgent, dramatic, and fast-moving changes in strategies for leadership, talent, and organizational performance. Culture is the catalyst for achieving these goals, but it is too often overlooked.

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Heidrick & Struggles: The Four Principles of Culture Change

Culture was named the most popular word of the year in 2014 by Merriam-Webster. It has now become one of the most important words in corporate boardrooms, and for good reason. Most CEOs know that culture matters and can have a strong impact on business results. Companies that focus on culture are becoming icons for job seekers, especially the future generation of leaders, who place a premium on work-life balance and culture fit in choosing where to work.

 

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