The demand for skilled leadership exceeds supply worldwide and the pressure is high for organisations to find and retain top talent. Ulrich F. Ackermann, Chair at TRANSEARCH International, is interviewed alongside other global AESC leaders for the most recent Executive Talent magazine to discuss the tremendous growth in the executive search and leadership consulting profession.
Our highly successful client was struggling to continue its expansion and had stagnated at $800 million in annual revenue. The company was having difficulty attracting new customers despite having a superior business approach and commitment that outperformed large, publicly-traded competitors and which was far more sophisticated and more consistently delivering elegant solutions than its privately-held competitors.
The challenge was to sort and answer the question of whether a new leader of marketing and communications could develop and then execute the kind of market-focused strategy that could help pull the company forward. The following case study explains how we tackled that challenge.
How could a single executive hire create a new vision and transform a business unit in decline - effectively reversing a strategic corporate decision? With our TRANSEARCH Orxestra™ scorecard in hand to guide our path forward, we defined the business scope, outlined potential business strategies and developed the candidate criteria for our search campaign.
This case study highlights how TRANSEARCH helped shape and align organisational cultures across diversified component companies, and found a General Manager with the level of experience and credibility in the finance markets capable of pushing the kind of innovation and cultural transformation required to achieve the group's exciting new business plan.
Businesses in the energy sector have tremendous challenges ahead as they work to keep pace with rapid digital change. David MacPherson explains how to maximise the return on any investment in innovation by ensuring energy sector employers have the right leaders in place to make change happen.