Leadership Signature

Sustaining Leadership Performance

One of the most commonly found characteristics of consistently successful organizations is that they not only align individual leaders who possess the tactical elements for success, but also create teams that commit to and live high performance behaviors.  Heidrick & Struggles’ Top Team Performance specialists know that these elements, combined with structures and processes, create a leadership environment that drives and sustains leadership performance and impact.

We work with clients to ensure team alignment and engagement in the priorities of the organization while operating at the highest level of performance.  In our experience, team alignment and engagement are relevant not only to Fortune 1000 teams, but also to family and founder run organizations where reconciling differing aspirations can create the conditions for long term success.

Our services are built in collaboration with our clients, but typically involve the following elements:

  • Discovery - Engage in deep dialogues with senior executives to determine the unique team and leadership needs for future success
  • Design - Customize solutions based on the organization's purpose, vision, values and strategy
  • Challenge - Shift attitudes and mind-sets that drive behavior, culture and performance; address barriers to progress and help resolve them at both individual and team levels
  • Develop - Enhance decision-making, collaboration and other vital teaming behaviors
  • Sustain - Create best-in-class internal processes and build sustainable internal capability; define the team’s charter, composition and success measures
  • Impact - Maintain a relentless focus on business impact; we are committed to delivering high return on investment


Knowledge Center

What today’s general counsel looks like as a leader

By Lee Hanson, Victoria S. Reese 21 Aug 2017 - Publication

A study of the leadership styles of more than 500 legal professionals can help general counsels better understand the dynamics of the C-suite—and become more effective leaders.

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Hire the education leader you want or develop the one you need?

By Sally Beatty, Joseph C. Haberman 15 Jun 2017 - Publication

Successful education CEOs focus on business strategy as well as helping schools and students, yet a survey finds that this leadership style is rare. Companies must develop it internally or search elsewhere.

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Choosing the right chief data officer

By Ryan Bulkoski, Joshua M. Clarke 17 Mar 2017 - Publication

Three types of leaders predominate among today’s data and analytics executives. Companies that understand the interplay between a candidate’s leadership style and the organization’s level of data maturity will have an edge.

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Leadership Acceleration Questionnaire

The Leadership Acceleration Questionnaire (LAQ) is a robust assessment tool available for the measurement of individual leaders in an organization. The tool is completed online in a matter of minutes by those closest to the leader. It identifies the leader's position relative to best practices, along a continuum from derailing to accelerating, based on what empirical research has shown to determine long-term performance. The LAQ can be used to:

Assess a leader and provide accurate--and actionable--input that can be used by board members and other colleagues to help develop the executive's ability to lead and get results

Understand how the profiles of leaders differ across a large organization and the actions required to help make every leader as good as your best leader

Engage leaders in a development journey that goes beyond themselves and looks at the performance and potential of their team and the larger organization

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