the culture-shaping firm

Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, is widely recognized as the leading international authority and successful practitioner of culture shaping that enhances the spirit and performance of organizations.

align senior team

The senior team has the greatest influence on culture and organizational performance in companies. We have special expertise in aligning senior teams and making them aware of “the Shadow of the Leaders.”

engage full organization

We partner with clients to create thriving, high-performance organizations with all employees from top to bottom operating at their best. Clients who have used our organizational engagement process have experienced many benefits.

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execute strategies

Most strategies and initiatives fall short of potential because they are chewed up by dysfunctional organizational habits and cultural issues that we call the "Jaws of Culture." We help companies avoid the jaws.

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spotlight

Senn Delaney President and CEO Jim Hart discusses the importance of cultural agility in a HubCulture interview at World Economic Forum in Davos.

Enjoy our latest at your best newsletter. It features our new CEO view from the top video on leading culture with Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy. Also in this issue, findings of our new study on organizational mindset, and a new CEO report from a year-long global research partnership between Saïd Business School, Oxford, and Heidrick & Struggles.

How do CEOs develop the skills they need to lead in an ever- changing world? To answer that question, Senn Delaney's parent company, Heidrick & Struggles, partnered with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to conduct in-depth interviews with more than 150 CEOs representing a wide range of sectors around the world. Findings are published in The CEO Report, one of the most comprehensive, in-depth studies of CEO leadership capabilities.

The longest-serving CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Les Wexner, CEO of L Brands, was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award by Chief Executive Group. Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn examines the leadership traits that Wexner demonstrates, including passion, growth mindset, a benevolent leadership shadow, humility and a higher purpose of doing good while doing well that have contributed to making him one of the best CEOs of the century. Senn also shares Les's insights on leading, winning together, and shaping the L Brands' culture.

To help you, your team and your organization thrive this year, we are pleased to share the best of our 2014 thought leadership and interviews by CEOs on leading culture transformation. Please do share them with your colleagues. Warmest wishes for 2015!

Senn Delaney is now a Heidrick & Struggles company

Senn Delaney was the first firm in the world to focus exclusively on transforming cultures. We were founded in 1978 with a singular mission: to create healthy, high-performance cultures. More Fortune 500 and Global 1000 CEOs have chosen us as their trusted partner to help shape cultures that deliver better business results than any other company in our field.

Our passion and singular focus on culture, combined with decades of hands-on experience, has resulted in a comprehensive and proven culture-shaping methodology that engages people and measurably impacts both the spirit and performance of organizations. Learn more

On Dec. 31, 2012, we began an exciting new chapter in our long history when we were acquired by Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., the premier provider of executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide.


Senn Delaney CEO Jim Hart discusses why organizational cultures need to be shaped and the best practice for doing it




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