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Leadership Assessment and Development
What We Do
In a fast-paced, ever-evolving business landscape, having top talent isn’t enough: today’s leaders must be able to adapt to changing strategies, priorities, and ways of working to ensure that their organizations can continue to stay ahead. In fact, our research shows that leaders who are able to employ the principles we’ve identified for peak performance in this environment are four times more eff..


What leadership shadow do you cast?
Knowledge Center
Leaders cast visible “shadows” over the cultures of their organizations — for good or ill. Only when the top team lives and breathes the changes it wants and expects from the organization will change succeed.


Striking the right balance in private equity leadership
Knowledge Center
A survey finds that two leadership styles dominate the industry in Europe, suggesting that many PE firms are at higher risk of insular thinking, and potentially, poorer investment decisions.


Effectively Managing Four Leadership Personalities
Knowledge Center
Leaders who can recognize four leadership styles and adjust their own stlye to suit traits of team members can improve team dynamics and productivity.


Heidrick & Struggles Introduces Leadership Signature®
Knowledge Center
Heidrick & Struggles introduces Leadership Signature®, an assessment tool designed specifically to evaluate candidates' leadership styles and to help answer important questions related to how an executive would lead in a new role.


Leaders on Leadership
Knowledge Center
To gain an insider perspective on the rapidly changing business models confronting Australian companies today, we invited some of our most forward-thinking business leaders to discuss the role played by corporate culture in individual, team and organisational effectiveness.


UK Manufacturing Skills Talent and Leadership
Knowledge Center
The manufacturing sector comprises a wide range of industries, techniques and activities. Alongside established industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, capital equipment, food, beverages and pharmaceuticals, new industries are beginning to develop based around emerging technologies. These include low carbon, nanotechnology and advanced materials such as composites.


What's your leadership signature?
Knowledge Center
Research into leadership behavior identifies 8 archetypes that can help senior executives better understand their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots.


Leadership Assessment
What We Do
Heidrick & Struggles’ approach to Executive Leadership Assessment is strongly linked to development and integrates with other interventions in our LC portfolio to ensure clients get a complete understanding of the depth and breadth of their leadership capability. Our clients demand to know the quality of the leadership talent they have available to drive their strategic initiatives, be that the la..


The evolved CMO in 2016: CMOs broaden their influence and leadership
Knowledge Center
A joint Forrester/Heidrick & Struggles survey of chief marketing officers (CMOs) sheds light on how the role is changing—and what CMOs should do about it.


Realizing business value from leadership investment
Knowledge Center
Seven actionable ideas for realizing hard, tangible business benefit from investment in leadership development


Heidrick & Struggles on the changing nature of leadership
Knowledge Center
Watch the McKinsey interview with Heidrick & Struggles’ CEO Tracy Wolstencroft on the art and science of leadership in an uncertain world.


Leadership lessons from Shakespeare: How to change hearts and minds
Knowledge Center
Examining four key protagonists of Shakespeare’s plays can yield timeless insights about how to manage culture change in an organization.


Leadership and the art of spinning plates
Knowledge Center
Colin Price describes four levels of thinking that can enable leaders to accelerate performance by 'spinning plates' with the perfect balance of speed and stability.


The business relevance of diverse leadership
Knowledge Center
Surprising as it sounds, many executives fail to grasp how diversity is relevant to meeting their day-to-day responsibilities. Time for that to change.


The New Leadership Contract
Knowledge Center
As a new leadership contract evolves with conflicting demands, CEOs will need agility, authenticity and fortitude.


LeadershipTV® - Leadership lessons in a VUCA world
Knowledge Center
How can a strong company culture make organizations more effective in a VUCA environment? Brig. Gen. Bernard Banks shares insights and lessons learned from the military and the private sector.


Leadership Development
What We Do
Increasingly, our clients tell us that leadership assessment without an explicit link to development is a lost opportunity to embed key leadership behaviors and to produce sustainable business results. Heidrick & Struggles’ Executive Leadership Development experts link assessment outcomes and development activities directly to business imperatives. We create development paths that enable senior le..


Expanding our Leadership Consulting services
Knowledge Center
Heidrick & Struggles announces the acquisition of Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specializing in leadership and organizational development.


Mastering Third Generation Leadership
Knowledge Center
The old certainties about leaders and leadership practices – if they ever existed – no longer hold. Leadership has changed because both the environment in which leadership is practiced and our expectations of leaders have fundamentally changed.


Leadership Talent Strategy
What We Do
Heidrick & Struggles’ Leadership Talent Management Strategy team develops acquisition strategies that are integrated, holistic and linked directly to our client’s business goals.  We identify, attract, retain and develop leadership talent that creates impact through periods of growth, market or geographic expansion, operational re-alignments and downsizing, or technology-driven change. It’s been m..


Women in leadership: Building a sustainable talent pipeline
Knowledge Center
In this Boardroom Briefing, we examine what it will take for companies, boards, search professionals, CHROs and the educational sector to ensure that every opportunity is taken to enrich and develop the talent pipeline with women leaders.


Building Leadership Capabilities For Future Growth In Medical Technology - A European Perspective
Knowledge Center
This paper highlights the key priorities of medical technology companies in Europe and discusses the dynamics of doing business in the postcrisis environment.


A new era for megaproject leadership
Knowledge Center
Heidrick & Struggles’ research highlights the three skills that belong in any megaproject director’s toolkit and suggests ways that companies can instill them.


What Shakespeare Can Tell CEOs About Leadership in Disruptive Times
Knowledge Center
A look at three of William Shakespeare’s well-known historical dramas highlights leadership archetypes that have relevance for 21st-century CEOs.


The Transformation Mandate: Leadership imperatives for a hyperconnected world
Knowledge Center
Incremental improvement is not enough to stay ahead of disruptive competitors. Winning requires continual transformation.


Leadership Coaching
What We Do


Leadership matters
Knowledge Center


A guide to reading your CEO’s leadership style
Knowledge Center
For directors, an understanding of leadership styles can enrich judgments and discussions about CEO performance, CEO candidates, and the kind of leadership needed in specific business situations.


Women in leadership: From backcountry to boardroom
Knowledge Center
Camber Outdoors’ “CEO Pledge” is helping companies improve outcomes for women in the outdoor industry. Learn more in our interviews with the current or former CEOs of Brooks Running Company, Burton Snowboards, CamelBak, and REI.


Heidrick & Struggles Launches Leadership Signature Executive Assessment Tool
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New analytic tool addresses questions of how an executive will lead in a new role


Heidrick & Struggles Announces Key Natural Resources Leadership Appointments
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Heidrick & Struggles International (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, is pleased to announce two key leadership appointments within the firm's Natural Resources Practice.


Preventing a leadership crisis in Asia’s talent pipeline
Knowledge Center
Scarce—and, in some cases, unprepared—management talent is hampering the growth ambitions of some multinational companies in Asia. Forward-looking organizations are rejuvenating their internal and external talent programs.


Podcast Episode 3: Turning the Tanker
Knowledge Center
In this podcast, Denzil Samuels speaks about GE’s digital transformation and how the company’s efforts accelerated its growth and performance.


Shakespeare's Lessons on Leadership Event Series
Knowledge Center
In the latest Shakespeare event series, senior leaders draw insights from the Elizabethan age by looking at the role leaders play in determining company culture.


Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Leadership of Healthcare - Life Sciences Practice
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Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), the premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, today announced that John Mitchell has joined the firm to lead its global Healthcare and Life Sciences practice.


Heidrick & Struggles is the Only Leadership and Talent Firm on Forbes' 2014 America's Most Trustworthy Companies List
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Heidrick & Struggles, the premier provider of executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today was named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America byForbesmagazine and GMI Ratings.


Leadership Qualities that Matter the Most
Knowledge Center
Our work with leaders and organizations throughout the world has enabled us to identify a small handful of must-have qualities: empathy, business judgment, self-awareness, adaptability, integrity, passion, and courage. Based on our experience, a leader with these core attributes has a remarkably higher probability of success, regardless of what context they are thrown into.


Winning the battle for customer experience leadership
Knowledge Center
With customers calling the shots like never before, companies need a new kind of customer experience leader. The best of these will excel in three areas.