There is one fact of life that is impossible to ignore - tomorrow will be (very) different. More specifically, the rate of change is getting faster - and about to get much faster. It is a matter of adapt or perish.
Flexibility, a flatter structure, enhanced freedom to act, and a laser-like business focus represent part of the answer. Being faster, however, is ultimately all about how people learn.
In this excerpt from the book 'The A–Z of Organization Culture', John Burdett explains why the speed of learning is quickly becoming the ultimate competitive advantage, and presents several innovative ways of introducing effective learning experiences into your organisation.
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.
Howard Pezim shares questions to ask executive search consultants to help you decide which consultant and firm to work with. The questions invite a response that will inform you of their experience and challenges faced in the past and the solutions they've implemented to excel in executive search.
Team building can be a way to accelerate the team through the learning curve. However, it doesn't matter how fast you appear to move ahead if at the end of the day you are still lost. The following is an extract from the book Team: Align, Build, Connect & Develop, by John Burdett (PDF document) and available to purchase from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Team-Align-Build-Connect-Develop/dp/096872339X/
"Serving on a non-profit board is a full body exercise in governance. Board members contribute far more than just their votes. They fill a vital leadership role that engages both their subject matter expertise and their leadership skills… If you are considering serving on a non-profit board, here is what you need to know as you pursue that ambition." by Mike Morrow, Managing Director TRANSEARCH.
Digital transformation requires senior leaders and board directors that can develop a clear digital strategy and address the talent, operational and cultural changes to elevate their business. To fill these positions, the traditional model of selecting candidates on core competences is not enough.
From direct experience as a senior management headhunter, Paola Maria Caburlotto highlights the importance of new agile leadership recruitment approaches to finding the right candidates.