Executive Talent Magazine
AESC's Executive Talent magazine presents research and insights on critical issues impacting today's global business and key trends influencing executive-level talent worldwide.
We hope you enjoy our latest issue.
- Preparing for the Day after Tomorrow with Peter Hinssen
The author of The Day After Tomorrow, Hinssen illustrates how today’s companies can prepare themselves for radical change.
- The Trusted Advisor Relationship: Why it Matters. Earning the Distinction.
We set out to define what being a trusted advisor means today, why it matters and what it takes to get to and maintain a trusted advisor relationship. We spoke to AESC members and business leaders to better understand this rare and sought-after relationship.
- The GDPR and AESC: The implications for firms, clients and candidates of executive search and leadership consulting.
Years in the making, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will start being enforced on May 25, 2018. Executive search and leadership consulting firms and their clients are preparing now to be ready. We look at the implications for our profession and how AESC is leading the way in ensuring best practices for its global membership.
- The Other Side of Next Gen: Implications and Opportunities in the Context of an Aging Workforce
Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist for Europe at The Conference Board, shares insights from their new report Turning Silver Into Gold. Maselli examines Europe’s aging workforce, its implications for other economies, and provides a business case for retaining and recruiting mature workers and investing in their productivity.
- The GDPR Checklist: A Nine Step Program for Executive Search Firms
- The Emerging Business Imperative: Finding, Cultivating and Retaining Next-Generation Leaders
What are today’s C-suite leaders looking for in the next generation of executive talent? AESC interviewed more than 850 business leaders worldwide to find out.
- Perspectives on the Future, from the Next Gen in Executive Search
To meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s organizations, the executive search and leadership consulting profession is evolving to help clients tackle contemporary challenges. We went to next generation executive talent advisors to glean insights on their vision for the future of our profession.
- A Commitment to Candidate Care: Before, During and After the Assignment
Candidate care is the ethical, confidential, respectful and responsive treatment of executive candidates. We explore the AESC commitment to candidate care and the association’s services for global candidates.
- The Past, Present and Future of Executive Search
From its postwar beginnings to the president day, AESC President and CEO, Karen Greenbaum shares with us a vibrant, competitive and deeply relevant profession not simply keeping pace with the global market for talent, but delivering sophisticated advisory work and elevating leadership worldwide.
- The Future of Boards
Heightened scrutiny, empowered investors, rising competition, regulation and technological disruption have combined with the record pace and unpredictability of change to dramatically alter how boards are comprised and how they operate. Enter the future boardroom.
- Beating Back Bias for Institutional (and Personal) Advantage
Lauren Leader-Chivee, founder and CEO of All in Together and author of Crossing the Thinnest Line, helps us understand the concept of acquired diversity
- Thoughts on Leadership with Kevin Cashman
Cashman, Senior Client Partner, CEO & Executive Development at Korn Ferry and founder of LeaderSource Ltd and the Chief Executive Institute, shares perspectives on today's leadership with purpose
- Why clients are disloyal - and how you can change them
Leading authority on client relationships, Andrew Sobel, outlines why clients stray and offers steps to instill loyalty
- Our Future that Works
McKinsey & Company's new Global Institute report looks at the future of work in an age when automation and robotics are changing the global economy
- Distraction, Disruption and the Global Economy
Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at the Conference Board, provides insights on the trends and disruptions of our economic moment
- Accelerating Performance
This new book by Colin Price and Sharon Toye, partners at Heidrick & Struggles, provides actionable tips for CEOs and senior executives on how to boost the metabolic rate of their teams
Some highlights from this issue include:
Leadership During the Fourth Industrial Revolution
How will the fourth Industrial Revolution impact the skills that executives need in order to thrive in such a rapidly changing sector?
Next Generation CIOs and CISOs
Technology has led to innovation in every sector and function over the last decade. What impact has that had on the technology-focused roles of CIOs and CISOs?
Stand Out From the Digital Crowd
How can executives and researchers ensure that they’re using social media effectively, efficiently and lawfully?
Some highlights from this issue include:
AESC Members are Optimistic
This section, based on a survey of almost 200 AESC members, discusses the opportunities, threat and future trends in our profession.
Clients Share Top Challenges
Our survey of almost 200 clients and interviews with almost 30 clients of executive search firms helped to inform this section, which covers when and why clients use executive search and leadership consulting firms, how they select them, and the metrics they would like to see used in the future.
Candidates Trust Executive Search Consultants
We surveyed over 2,500 executive-level candidates to understand their experience of the executive search process to better understand what makes a positive candidate experience.
Some highlights from this issue include:
The era of the talent advisor
By developing leadership consulting services, executive search firms are cultivating closer relationships with their clients and furthering the value they provide.
A helping hand to CEOs
Today’s environment for CEOs is challenging and, at times, almost inhospitable. How can consultants help leaders feel less overwhelmed?
How can organizations ensure that they manage their leadership transitions in the most effective way?
Building on the themes covered at the AESC's Global Conference, some highlights from this issue include:
Big Social Data: Predicting the Future of You
The combination of social media and predictive analytics could transform the way we assess leadership potential. But at what cost?
No Ordinary Disruption
Richard Dobbs, director at the McKinsey Global Institute, discusses the four megatrends that will drive the next 50 years of business growth. Plus, we publish an exclusive extract from his new book.
How To Elevate Yourself From an Expert to a Trusted Advisor
Andrew Sobel shares advice and a series of practical tips to help you elevate yourself in the eyes of your clients.
We hope that you enjoy issue four of Search Magazine, our Global Executive Talent magazine. Some highlights include:
Cyber Security: What Boards Are Looking For To Handle Threats - An exclusive interview with Joe Nocera, Partner at PwC's cyber security practice.
"The Age Of The Generalist Is Over": Exclusive interview with Carl Lovas, Chairman of Odgers Berndtson Canada and former Chairman of the AESC, discussing the firm's growth and its innovative 'CEO For One Day' program.
Some of the most read articles from issue three include:
Interviews with a selection of the AESC's members in California, who share best practice tips on how they remain relevant to their clients in such a fast-paced, innovation-centric environment.
An exclusive with Witt/Kieffer's chief executive, Chuck Wardell. The former AESC chairman explains how implementing a strong culture, based on integrity, has led to a significant increase in Witt/Kieffer's revenue.
The second issue was released just before the start of the FIFA World Cup. In addition to the cover article, which looked at how executives were helping Brazil to meet the challenges of hosting the World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, some highlights include:
A look back at the progress of the boardroom diversity initiative in the UK and how search consultants and clients have worked together to make a difference without resorting to quotas.
An exclusive interview with Korn/Ferry's chief executive, Gary Burnison, during which he presents his thoughts on leadership and how the search profession changes people's lives.
Search Magazine launched in March 2014 to coincide with the AESC's Global Conference. Some of the most read articles from the launch issue include:
An examination of how new technology, particularly social media, has changed retained search, ulitmately asking whether websites like LinkedIn have led to significant disruption of our profession or if this trend has been overstated.
An exclusive interview with search industry veteran, and former AESC chairman, Gerry Roche. In this article, Heidrick & Struggles' former Chairman and CEO discusses his philosophy on what makes a great search consultant.