In the summer of 2020, Bedford Group Transearch, the leader in executive healthcare talent solutions, surveyed companies to gain perspective regarding their business outlook, workplace insights, culture and leadership trends, emerging from the Covid crisis. Polling executives from North America Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device/Technology and Healthcare Services, the following provides a summary of key results.
TRANSEARCH International held "The Culture Conversation" webinar on the 8th July 2020.
Culture isn't an end in itself. It is a container for diversity. It both frames and supports the organisation's value proposition. It is the bedrock of a great brand. It is 'the engine' that drives change. It's what separates a great company from the rest of the pack. The greater the change, the more an organisation's culture has to reflect the new reality. Simply put, organisation culture and the leadership challenge implied, is more relevant at this moment than ever.
Leading the webinar was John O. Burdett, who has worked in over 40 countries as an executive and as a consultant for businesses that are household names. He has worked on and continues to work on leadership development and organization culture for some of the world's largest corporations.
As we move into uncharted territory, TOP (Transforming, Outstanding, Performance tested) Talent refers to those fully equipped to excel in a, hitherto unknown, level of business and societal uncertainty. Five TOP leadership competencies have future primacy:
- A Passion to Learn
- Leadership Reach
- Comfort with Ambiguity
- Culture Savvy
Which of the five leadership competencies outlined do you excel in? If you worked for you, what would you want you to change? Tomorrow's leadership WILL be different. Will you?
Insights from 'Tomorrow's Leadership Will Be Different' by John Burdett.
"Continuous learning in the workplace must become the new norm if individuals and organisations want to stay ahead. This places more demand than ever on leaders to take on a new role they might initially find unfamiliar - that of learning facilitator-in-chief."
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Anne Chevillotte, Managing Partner at TRANSEARCH International, highlights several key individual leadership dimensions impacted by participating in extreme sports such as ultra-endurance.