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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!

CEO list

Many CEOs and leaders trust us to partner with them to drive measureable business improvement

Among the leaders we have worked with:

  
Zein Abdalla
President, PepsiCo International Europe

Jim Albaugh
CEO, Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems

Mike Bell
CFO, CIGNA Corp

Steve Allen
CEO, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Bob Best
CEO, Atmos Energy

Angela Braly
CEO, WellPoint, Inc

Greg Brenneman
CEO, Quiznos and former CEO, Burger King Corp

Michael Brown
Vice-Chancellor/Chief Executive, Liverpool John Moores University

John Bryson
CEO, Edison International

Gaston Caperton
Governor of West Virginia, CEO College Board

Cynthia Carroll
CEO, Anglo American Plc

John Chidsey
CEO, Burger King Corp

Peter Darbee
CEO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Don Davis
CEO, Rockwell

Robert Dotson
CEO, T-Mobile US

Dave Dorman
CEO, Pacific Bell

Stephen Douglass
CEO, Payless ShoeSource, Inc.

Peter Erskine
CEO, O2

Marcia Evans
CEO, The American Red Cross

John Eyler
CEO, Toys R Us

Ed Fiorentino
CEO, Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc

Neil Fiske
CEO, Bath & Body Works, Inc

Lew Frankfort
CEO, Coach, Inc

Mark Frissora
CEO and Chairman, Hertz, and former CEO, Tenneco Automotive

Gordon Gee
President, The Ohio State University

J.P. Garnier
CEO, GlaxoSmithKline

Larry Glasscock
Chairman, former CEO, WellPoint, Inc

Martin Glenn
CEO, Iglo Group

Richard Gochnauer
CEO, United Stationers, Inc

Jack Greenberg
CEO, McDonald's Corp

Carlos Gutierrez
CEO, Kellogg Company

Andrew Haines
Managing Director, FirstGroup Rail Division

George Heilmeier
CEO, Bellcore

Sir David Henshaw
CEO, Liverpool City Council / Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Mickey Holliman
CEO, Furniture Brands International, Inc

Ron Hilton
Chief Executive, Staffordshire County Council

Jerry Jurgensen
CEO, Nationwide Insurance

Stein Kruse
President and CEO, Holland America Line, Inc

Dr. Narendra Kini
CEO, Miami Children's Hospital

Aylwin Lewis
CEO, Sears Retail; Sears Holding Corp

John McCoy
CEO, Bank One Corp

Glenn McCullough
Chairman, Tennessee Valley Authority

Henry Meyer
CEO, KeyCorp

Charles (Wick) Moorman
CEO, Norfolk Southern Corp

David Novak
CEO, YUM! Brands, Inc

Robert Niblock
Chairman and CEO, Lowe's Companies

Rene Obermann
CEO, T-Mobile International

Mike O'Neil
CEO, Bank of Hawaii

Gary Rainwater
Chairman, President and CEO, Ameren Corp

Basil Scarsella
CEO, UK Power Networks

Gary Shorb
CEO, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Anne Stausboll
CEO, CalPERS

Sir John Roberts
CEO, United Utilities Plc

Thomas Ryan
Chairman, President and CEO, CVS/Caremark Corp

Ivan Seidenberg
CEO, Verizon Communications, Inc

Ken Stevens
CEO, Express LLC

Leslie Wexner
CEO, Limited Brands, Inc

David Yates
President, First Data International